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Maple Leaf

GET TO KNOW Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf is a charming urban village with abundant civic pride. Here, community-minded folks keep people engaged and reminded that even though the surrounding neighborhoods are great. This North Seattle neighborhood is just cuter. You will see Maple motifs and welcome signs. Which are ubiquitous along the commercial area centered at Roosevelt Way and NE 90th St. It all contributes to its picturesque, small-town feel that is Maple Leaf. It's no wonder that this has become an increasingly popular neighborhood for families and young urban couples who are early-to-bed and early-to-rise. All of these folks want a hip main street within walking distance. Oh, and did we mention the city is nearby, too. In fact, as one of the neighborhoods that form the Northgate district of Seattle, Maple Leaf is just a few minutes by car from Northgate Mall. Here you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment, appropriate for all ages.

WHERE TO SHOP

ACE Hardware: No, seriously. It's one of our favorite home improvement shops ever. You'll never go back to big box stores again.

WHERE TO CHILL

Cloud City Coffee: A chill cafe serving breakfast and lunch and local coffees, with comfy seating and WiFi.

WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE

Maple Leaf Reservoir Park: A 16-acre park with a pathways, athletic fields and courts, and a play area for children.

WHERE TO EAT

The Shambles: Part beer bar, part butcher, part restaurant...all delectable. Come here for dinner or a late-running brunch on weekends.

WHERE TO DRINK

The Rez: A great place for large groups, with outdoor seating during fair weather, bar games, and pub fare to nosh on.
LIVE IN Maple Leaf
$361 k
Condo Avg.
$800 k
Single Family Avg.
$1,795
2 Bedroom Rent

Why We Love the Maple Leaf Neighborhood in Seattle 

Maple Leaf is a charming urban village with abundant civic pride and is just freaking adorable. Slightly less expensive than its more well-known North Seattle neighbors like Fremont and Ballard. Many of our Diva Dwellers buy and just stay in their homes in this super charming and convenient neighborhood. You will find homes with big sprawling yards and classic Seattle charm. Meanwhile, many of the long term neighbors really go out of their way to support each other.  

Let’s Explore Why This Neighborhood is a Favorite of the Divas

Maple Leaf Overlooking the City

City Views From the Maple Leaf Neighborhood

Look for Maple motifs and welcome signs that are ubiquitous along the commercial area centered at Roosevelt Way and NE 90th St. All contributing to this neighborhood’s picturesque, small-town feel. It’s no wonder that this area has become an increasingly popular neighborhood for families. Especially popular with young urban couples who are early-to-bed and early-to-rise. Of course, they still want a hip main street within walking distance. Did we mention that most of this neighborhood is super convenient to Downtown and 520 that takes you to the Eastside? 

We love this neighborhood so much that we also wrote this blog “The Best of Maple Leaf: Dining, Socializing, Shopping” where we take a deeper dive into our favorite businesses, restaurants, and parks.

Speaking of Convienence

One of our favorite north Seattle neighborhoods is just a few minutes by transit, bike, and car to the soon to open Northgate Link Light Rail station. Northgate Mall is right next to the Light Rail Station. Here is where you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment, appropriate for all ages.

Expect home prices to rise once the station opens!

Located right in between Interstate-5 and Lake City Way. There are many commuting options from Maple Leaf. Just wait until the Link Light Rail Station at Northgate Mall is finished. Obviously, we are excited to see this station open. You’ll be able to hop on the light rail all the way into Downtown Seattle (passing all of the rush hour traffic in the process). And you can even take the light rail all the way to SeaTac International Airport. This is a big game-changer for this neighborhood. 

What Can I Buy or Rent in the Maple Leaf? 

Modern Home in Maple Leaf

Modern Home in Maple Leaf

While you’ll find some options for apartments and condos in Maple Leaf, single-family homes are the most popular type of real estate here. If you want a yard, move to this fabulous area. Of course, the lot size will vary. You will find some bigger yards here with plenty of room for your urban garden and diva dogs to run around in. 

What Can One Expect to Pay to Live in this neighborhood?

Classic Home of Maple Leaf

Classic Home of Maple Leaf

Overall this area is vastly less expensive than its more well-known neighbors like Ballard, Green Lake, and Fremont. You’ll find adorable mid-century homes mixed in with a restored craftsmans and the classic two-bedroom post-war homes. Meanwhile, the prices are almost $100K less than the surrounding areas.

In addition, we expect this neighborhood to jump in price as soon as the Northgate Lightrail Station opens

Average Home Prices

Now that you have a better idea of what types of homes you’ll find, how much does real estate in Maple Leaf cost?  

  • Residential Home: $876K
  • Townhouses: $648K
  • Condos: $445K
  • Co-Ops: No Co-Ops in this Neighborhood

Here Are a Few of Our Favorite Homes We Have Listed in this Neighborhood

Why We Love the Local Parks and Community in the Neighborhood 

Parks in Maple Leaf

Parks in Maple Leaf

For us, living in a neighborhood where we feel at home with the community and we enjoy visiting the local parks for outdoor time is a must. Living here you can have both of those things! Like we mentioned already, Maple Leaf is filled with community-minded folks and lots of civic pride. People who live here really love it and are proud of the small-town charm. 

Parks are the perfect place to gather, and this area has a couple of must-visit parks when you’re searching for your next picnic spot. Kingfisher Natural Area on Thornton Creek is on the northern border, and this little green space includes lush natural greenery, wildlife, and pathways for exploring. 

One of Our Favorite Parks

The Maple Leaf Reservoir is the largest park, and there is much to do and see here. The many trails throughout the park make it easy to get your steps for the day in, and you’ll also find pickleball courts, a basketball court, a large playground, and baseball fields. 

Below are a few of our favorite things in this neighborhood


Thanks for Exploring Maple Leaf With Us

The Many Trees of Maple Leaf

The Many Trees of Maple Leaf

We’re glad you joined us to explore Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood. It is one of our very favorite neighborhoods in north Seattle. We love the small-town feel, the proud residents, and the great commuting options in this fabulous north Seattle neighborhood.

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