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Historic Maple Leaf is one of Seattle’s best-kept secret neighborhoods. Located atop the hill northeast of Green Lake and west of Lake Washington, Maple Leaf first formed in the 1890s. The Maple Leaf Community Council has worked cooperatively with the city government, local businesses, and neighboring councils to control the area’s growth and preserve their sense of community. Housing styles in Maple Leaf are varied, with a mix of both the old and new, but most are in the more affordable range compared to other in-city neighborhoods.
Although population and construction growth has been relatively slow, Maple Leaf is true to it’s name in plant growth. Hundreds of mature trees canopy the yards and streets, many of them planted years before the homes appeared. The lush greenery and strong community are but two of the features that helped Maple Leaf earn recognition as the Neighborhoods USA “Neighborhood of the Year” in 1986. Additional features include a number of popular parks, playgrounds, churches, cafes, and taverns. A few blocks around the corner from the Northgate shopping mall hides another area treasure, the Northwest Puppet Center, home to the world-renowned Carter Family Marionettes. The Maple Leaf area also has two public schools, Sacajawea Elementary and Olympic View Elementary, and two private schools, St. Catherine and Fairview. The number of reasons to love Maple Leaf continues to grow. Come to Maple Leaf and find a place for yourself.