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The Wedgwood neighborhood is in the northeast section of Seattle. just south of the Lake City area. This section of town is distinguished by its mid-century homes, mature trees, and good-sized yards. While many of the smaller mid-century homes are being torn down and replaced by larger homes or modern townhomes, the neighborhood has managed to retain much of its small town feel.
Once a big farming community, the neighborhood still holds on to one of its last farmlands. The Picardo Farm was sold to the city in the late 1960’s to become Seattle’s original P-Patch community garden (P for Picardo). Today there are dozens of P-patches throughout the city and the Picardo Farm is still the “gold standard”. The Big Rock which has been a landmark in the area for hundreds, if not thousands, of years still stands tall and proud, and protected, in the neighborhood. Long-standing schools, restaurants and shops are thriving even as new businesses move in to the area with the new housing. The timeless pleasures of the nearby Lake Washington beaches at Magnuson Park and Matthew’s Beach are as popular as ever.
School children have many opportunities in this area, with four schools located right in the Wedgwood neighborhood (Our Lady of the Lake Parish School, Wedgwood Elementary, Seattle Jewish Community School, and the highly regarded University Prep) and additional public and private school choices in the surrounding area.
A few popular businesses in the area include: Seattle Audubon Society Nature Shop and education center, Grateful Bread bakery, Top Pot Donuts, the classic Wedgwood Broiler American diner, a children’s favorite All That Dance studio, and the neighborhood’s own private Wedgwood Swim Pool swim and Waterpolo Club.