The Bitter Lake neighborhood is located in North Seattle. Condos for sale in Bitter Lake include foreclosures (bank-owned condos), short sales, and traditional resale and new construction condos.
Bitter Lake has a population of 14,597, and it's part of King County. For Bitter Lake Real Estate, the Median Home Value is $498,818, Median Rent is $1,153, the homeowners are 35%, and the renters are 65%. For Bitter Lake's Livability score is 70/100 (considered excellent). It ranked #36 neighborhood in Seattle and #161 neighborhood in Washington. For Bitter Lake Employment, the Median household income is $55,490, the Income per capita is $36,785, and the Unemployment rate is 3%. And the top three means of transportation to work are drive to work, carpool, and take public transit.
One of the schools serving the Bitter Lake neighborhood is Christ the King School. It is at 415 N 117th St in the west of Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home & Cemetery. Christ the King School (school.ckseattle.org) is a private Catholic school that provides education to 200 students in grades PK-8 with 13 students to 1 teacher ratio. Another school serving grades PK-8 is Broadview Thomson. It is at 13052 Greenwood Ave N in the west of Bitter Lake Playfield. Broadview Thomson K-8 (broadviewk8.seattleschools.org) is the #213 of 514 Best Public Middle Schools in Washington, and it has 624 students with a ratio of 15 students to 1 teacher.
Other schools located in this neighborhood are Alpha Montessori School and Language Garden Academy. Alpha Montessori School (Preschool, alphamontessoriseattle.com) is at 14410 Greenwood Ave N in the northwest of Bitter Lake P-Patch Community Gardens. Language Garden Academy (languagegardenacademy.com) is at 401 N 141st St in northern Bitter Lake.
Bitter Lake neighborhood has many restaurants to offer. You don't have to travel abroad to taste the different cuisines of other countries. There are Asian restaurants available in this neighborhood. Chada Thai Restaurant (chadathaiseattle.com) at 308 N 125th St located east of Greenwood Ave N near 7-Eleven, Thai Greenwood (thaigreenwood.com) at 14419 Greenwood Ave N #C located in Village at the Highlands, Kiriba Sushi & Grill (Japanese Restaurant, 206-363-2288) at 323 N 145th St in the west of Phinney Ave N, Anita's Mexican Food at 12245 Aurora Ave N located near Les Schwab Tire Center, and Ichi roll Wok & Teriyaki (Japanese restaurant, ichirollwokteriyaki.com) at 306 N 125th St located near Chada Thai Restaurant.
If you're planning to enjoy the night with friends or workmates, visit some bars with an open mic, karaoke, or live music. Rickshaw Restaurant (therickshaw.net) at 322 N 105th St. It's a bar with karaoke and serves Chinese & American food. Other bars available are 125th Street Grill (125thstreetgrill.com) at 12255 Aurora Ave N and Tim's Tavern (timslivemusic.com) at 602 N 105th St. See all condo listings in Bitter Lake, Seattle on the link below.
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Bitter Lake is a neighborhood in NW Seattle surrounding its namesake body of water. The Bitter Lake community Center and retail districts along Aurora Avenue and Greenwood Avenue provide shopping and dining for the local residents. A wide mix of condos and single family homes reside in Bitter Lake, with some of the more affordable prices in North Seattle. A sawmill was originally located at the Southwest corner of Bitter Lake, and the tannic acid from the logs gave the lake its name.
It is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, United States, named after its most notable feature, Bitter Lake. It was a mostly natural forest of Douglas-fir and Western Redcedar, inhabited by Native Americans, until the late 19th century. Development especially picked up when the Seattle-to-Everett Interurban streetcar reached the lake in 1906. A sawmill operated in the area until 1913, when most of the trees had been cut down.
To its east, across Aurora Avenue N., is the neighborhood of Haller Lake; to its west, across Greenwood Avenue N., is Broadview; to its north, across N. 145th Street, is the city of Shoreline; and to its south is Greenwood. N. 130th Street is often considered its southern boundary, although some place it further south, at N. 125th Street, N. 115th Street, or even N. 105th Street.
Bitter Lake played a more prominent role in Seattle at mid-20th century—when it was not yet officially part of the city—than it does today. From May 24, 1930 to 1961, it was home to Playland, one of several amusement parks built by the Washington Amusement Company. It was purchased a year after it opened by Carl E. Phare, a designer and builder of roller coasters, who designed The Dipper, a roller coaster with 3,400 feet (1,000 m) of track and a maximum altitude of 85 feet (26 m). Other notable attractions included The Canals of Venice, 1,200 feet (370 m) of darkness that may have been Seattle's most famous makeout spot for two generations, and a 9,600-square-foot (890 m2) hardwood floor dance pavilion. During the Great Depression, it was home to dance marathons and flagpole sitting contests.
The 12-acre (49,000 m2) amusement park, with parking for 12,000 cars, closed at the end of the 1961 season, under three economic pressures: the rise of television, the rising value of its lakefront real estate, and the impending Century 21 Exposition (the 1962 Seattle world's fair), which would dwarf a relatively small amusement park on the edge of town.
Part of the site of Playland is now the R.H. Thomson Elementary School; the Bitter Lake Community Center sits near the onetime site of the Dipper.
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