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Wallingford is a quiet, easygoing, middle class neighborhood where you can walk from home, to a park, a restaurant, or either the U-District or Fremont. From any of the homes here it’s no more than a 10-block stroll to lunch at a cozy eatery or a seat at a movie theater.
Wallingford is packed with small shops and ethnic restaurants. You have to try Dick’s Drive-In and catch a film at the half-century-old Guild 45th Theater. On the corner of 45th Ave and Wallingford Ave, was a former grand, old schoolhouse. It’s now called Wallingford Center and it has been converted into a wide variety of charming boutiques and shops. Wallingford also has its own branch library. The nearby Woodland Park Zoo and Greenlake Park are extremely popular. Gas Works Park is one of Seattle’s most most famous parks with stunning Lake Union and Downtown views and is the perfect place to fly a kite. It’s also is home to Seattle’s best fireworks show on the 4th of July. The neighborhood is also well known for its Seafair Wallingford Kiddies Parade and the Wallingford Wurst Festival.
Being one of Seattle’s early residential neighborhoods Wallingford reflects a kind of old-style charm. With its tree-lined streets, craftsman and bungalow-styled homes, Wallingford carries a distinct family feel. Due to its close proximity to the water, city and public transportation it reflects a very urban sense of life as well. Residents are literally just five minutes from downtown and five minutes from the University of Washington which helps to bring an artistic flair to the area.