Phinney Ridge, Seattle

Explore Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Enjoy views of Green Lake and the Olympic Mountains, and visit parks, restaurants, old craftsmen houses, and the farmers market.

About Phinney Ridge

A neighborhood in north central Seattle, named after the ridge that runs north and south, separating Ballard from Green Lake, from N 45th St to N 85th St. It is named after Guy C. Phinney, a lumber mill owner and real estate developer, whose estate was purchase by the city and turned into Woodland Park in 1899. Phinney's estate had included a private menagerie, and the western half of the park is the Woodland Park Zoo. Phinney Ridge's main thoroughfare, which runs atop the ridge south of N. 67th Street, is Phinney Avenue N. North of N. 67th Street, the arterial swings a block to the west and becomes Greenwood Avenue N. The main artery along the ridge, Phinney Ave N and Greenwood Ave N, is lined with many small businesses and shops, as well as the Phinney Neighborhood Center, the former John B. Allen Elementary School building, built in 1904.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 2.0 mi
  • Land Manager: City of Seattle
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Phinney Ridge Community Center
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