Lake City is a neighborhood in northern Seattle that borders Lake Washington and goes inland until 15th Avenue NE. Lake City's largest road, Lake City Way, extends through the entire neighborhood and provides a main drag for activity, but Lake City is composed of several smaller residential communities, giving the neighborhood a balance of busy urban hubs and quieter suburban areas.
Known once as "Little Germany," Lake City still offers some traditional German fare. The neighborhood is also home to one of Ezell's Famous Chicken restaurants and Dick's Hamburgers, both Seattle culinary staples. Over the past few years, public art has been popping up all over Lake City, further beautifying the neighborhood. Near its southern boundary, Lake City also encompasses Matthews Beach Park, a great place to enjoy Lake Washington and launch a boat.
Lake City is close to a wide array of other northern Seattle neighborhoods, including Greenwood, Ballard, the University District and Fremont. All of these surrounding neighborhoods have unique and fulfilling ways to spend time. Lake City is a short 20 minute commute from downtown Seattle by car, and bus transportation is readily available.