Greenwood is a northwestern neighborhood of Seattle neighboring Phinney Ridge. Greenwood is just west of Interstate 5, which can be taken directly into downtown. It is also near the University of Washington, making campus easily accessible to neighborhood residents.
This neighborhood has convenient access to two distinct bodies of water: Green Lake and the Puget Sound. Green Lake is a beloved small lake surrounded by running trails, parks and farmers markets, creating a natural oasis in the dense cityscape. To the west of Greenwood lies the Puget Sound, which has expansive beaches and offers great views of the Olympic Mountain Range.
The heart of Greenwood has several independent bookstores, boutique coffeehouses, restaurants, beer gardens and breweries. Naked City Brewery & Taphouse hosts local movie viewings, game nights and other community events. Neptune Coffee is the perfect place to get a latte. Greenwood is also home to the nonprofit 826 Seattle, a space exploration store that also serves as a tutoring and writing center, and additionally houses City Arts Magazine and Taproot Theatre Company.
The Greenwood neighborhood is an independent community with a number of entertainment venues, parks, recreation areas, and endearing local establishments.