The Madrona neighborhood is located in Central Seattle. Condos for sale in Madrona include foreclosures (bank-owned condos), short sales, and traditional resale and new construction condos.
Two of the public schools that provide services to Madrona are Garfield High School and Madrona Elementary School. Garfield High School is at 400 23 Ave located south of East Cherry Street and west of Powell Barnett Park. Garfield (206-252-2270, garfieldhs.seattleschools.org) ranked #14 of 419 as the Best Public High Schools in Washington. Garfield has a 22 to 1 student-teacher ratio and 1,778 students in grades 9-12. Madrona Elementary School is at 1121 33rd Ave located north of Madrona Playground. Madrona (206-252-3100, madronak8.seattleschools.org) ranked #319 of 1,168 as the Best Public Elementary Schools in Washington. Madrona has a 13 to 1 student-teacher ratio and 251 students in grades K-5.
If you want to go out and catch up with your friends, there's a wine shop named Bottlehouse at 1416 34th Ave located in the south of Alvin Larkins Park. Bottlehouse (206.708.7164, bottlehouseseattle.com) offers different kinds of wines from the Pacific Northwest and some parts of the world. They also serve tasty and unique dishes. Another restaurant that offers wines and cocktails is Red Cow (206-454-7932, ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/red-cow) at 1423 34th Ave. Red Cow is a French restaurant that serves meals like Whole Roasted Chicken with roasted potatoes, Steak Frites, and the Red Cow Burger. And if you would like to have a picnic party, Madrona has picnic areas located in Madrona Park (853 Lake Washington Blvd). Madrona Park is in the west of Lake Washington, and it also offers swimming areas and trails for walking.
Madrona is located in the west of Lake Washington and north of East Cherry Street. It is part of King County and has a population of 10,294. 28% of the residents are renting, and 72% own their properties. The median rent is $2,200, and the median home value is $904,523. Madrona is #2 of 88 Best Neighborhoods to raise a family in Seattle. 76/100 is the Livability Score of Madrona (considered exceptional). It ranked #24 neighborhood in Seattle, and #86 neighborhood in Washington. The cost of living in Madrona is 13% higher than the Seattle average. And the median household income is $144,333. To see today's condo listings in Madrona, Seattle, please click the link below.
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Madrona, nicknamed "The Peaceable Kingdom", is located between a wide mix of luxury, waterfront, and urban neighborhoods in Central Seattle. The mix of influences can be seen in the range of homes and residents within Madrona's borders. Beautiful historic homes can be found more often on the East end of Madrona near Lake Washington, while more affordable homes and a commercial center are located inland.
Madrona is a mostly residential neighborhood in east central Seattle, Washington. It is bounded on the east by Lake Washington; on the south by E. Cherry Street, beyond which is Leschi; on the west by Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, beyond which is the Central District; and on the north by E. Howell Street, beyond which is Denny-Blaine.
The neighborhood's main thoroughfares are E. Union and E. Cherry Streets (east- and westbound), Madrona Drive (northwest- and southeast-bound), and 34th Avenue and Lake Washington Boulevard (north- and southbound). It is home to Madrona Park and the 34th Avenue and E. Union commercial area.
The neighborhood was named by John Ayer, who contributed the land for Madrona Park, after a species of tree (Arbutus) common to the area.
Madrona's motto, "The Peaceable Kingdom," reflects its racially mixed heritage. In the early 20th century, the coal mining industry brought Chinese immigrants to Madrona. Later, the shipbuilding boom brought an influx of African Americans. For most of the second half of the 20th Century, 34th Avenue divided the neighborhood between mostly middle-class African American (to the west) and upper-class Caucasian (to the east). The Black Panthers used the Madrona Playfield on Spring Street and 34th Avenue as its marching drill location in Seattle.
In more recent years, as the neighborhood has gentrified, Madrona has seen a steady decline in its Black population. The 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates notes that, of the 5,675 residents in King County Census Tract 78 (covering Madrona east of 31st Avenue), 75% are White Non-Hispanic (up from 65% in 1990), 6% are African American (down from 29% in 1990), 4% are Asian (4% in 1990), 11% are Mixed race, and 4% are Hispanic. Census tract 77 with 5,382 residents, two-thirds of which is in the Central District, is 67% White Non-Hispanic, 13% African American, 7% Asian, 8% Mixed race, and 5% Hispanic.
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