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Located near between two of Seattle’s well-loved parks, Ravenna and Green Lake, the Roosevelt neighborhood is a wonderful place to live. More than 4900 residents are proud to call Roosevelt home. Many faculty, staff, and students from nearby University of Washington locate here, along with other singles and families who enjoy living “close to everything”.
The 160 acres of Roosevelt consists of mostly modest wood-frame and Tudor brick homes that were developed in the 1920s. Another one-third of the housing is multi-unit condos, townhomes or apartments. Many homes have good views of the Olympics, the Cascades, Seattle’s downtown, Mount Rainier, or of local parks and tree-lined boulevards.
There are approximately 170 businesses in the Roosevelt neighborhood and more are moving in all the time. Family-owned businesses make up most of the core commercial area with only a few franchise establishments allowed. Things have been growing rapidly in the last few years with the new Roosevelt Light Rail Station scheduled to open in 2021. Condos are springing up and density is increasing. But there is still a small-neighborhood feel to the area. Along with the two big parks on either side, residents enjoy the popular local playground of Froula Park, which now has a P-Patch just to the south of it.
Cowen Park becomes filled with sunbathers during the summer months making the most of its sunny position. The annual Bull Moose Festival is held every July in Cowen as well. Another popular Roosevelt tradition is the monthly motorcycle gathering at Teddy’s Tavern – but don’t worry, these riders aren’t rough, despite the name. The real “roughriders” are down the street at one of Seattle’s top high schools; of course, its name is Roosevelt. Recently completely remodeled, the classic brick Roosevelt High School is the school of choice by many artistically inclined young people. Their drama and music departments are consistently national award winning.
Ride on over to Roosevelt and you might have trouble finding a reason to leave.