News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood

 

Maple Leaf among P-I's "next best neighborhoods"

August 28th, 2012 by master

Take a scroll through yesterday’s Big Blog post on seattlepi.com “Seattle’s next best neighborhoods” to read what residents here have known for years. The photo list features 10 Seattle neighborhoods to watch in the next decade, and naturally Maple Leaf is on the list:

Please — don’t call it Northgate, and don’t call it Ravenna. This low-profile neighborhood is making a name for itself as an affordable alternative to sought-after North Seattle neighborhoods on the other side of Interstate-5.

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Do you love Maple Leaf? Let's show Seattle!

June 22nd, 2012 by master

Seattle Magazine’s annual Best of the year issue is letting readers call the shots this time, which means Maple Leaf needs you!

For the first time, readers are invited to vote for the Best of Neighborhoods, which in addition to letting you vote for your favorite neighborhood includes such categories  as:

  • Best restaurant
  • Neighborhood hero
  • Best bar
  • Best hair salon
  • Best neighborhood blog (hint hint Maple Leaf Life!)
  • Best neighborhood art walk (hint hint Maple Leaf Art Walk)

The list goes on and on. So make your opinion known, and make Maple Leaf proud! (It should be noted that Maple Leaf Life requested that Maple Leaf be added to the list, with the promise that our readers would vote in droves. Don’t make us regret that!)

Even though the issue won’t come out until December, you only have until July 15 to vote on the Seattle Magazine website, so don’t delay!

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"Happily hidden" Maple Leaf gets good press

March 27th, 2011 by Mike

Maple Leaf made SeattleMet‘s list of the city’s “20 best places to live now” in the magazine’s April issue.

Online, “Happily Hidden” Maple Leaf comes right after “Still Funky After All These Years” Fremont and before “Unexpected Diversity” Laurelhurst.

After mentioning Reckless Video and Cloud City Coffee, as “little gems the residents would just as soon keep to themselves,” the piece ends with:

Once the ongoing development of Maple Leaf Park (which includes burying the Maple Leaf Reservoir and adding an off-leash area) wraps up in the next few years, though, it’s only a matter of time before dog walkers and stroller pushers weary of the shoulder-to-shoulder congestion along Green Lake begin to venture north.

Funny, last we’d heard the off-leash area was still on some residents’ wish list but NOT on the current park plan. We’ll have to check back.

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“Happily hidden” Maple Leaf gets good press

March 27th, 2011 by Mike

Maple Leaf made SeattleMet‘s list of the city’s “20 best places to live now” in the magazine’s April issue.

Online, “Happily Hidden” Maple Leaf comes right after “Still Funky After All These Years” Fremont and before “Unexpected Diversity” Laurelhurst.

After mentioning Reckless Video and Cloud City Coffee, as “little gems the residents would just as soon keep to themselves,” the piece ends with:

Once the ongoing development of Maple Leaf Park (which includes burying the Maple Leaf Reservoir and adding an off-leash area) wraps up in the next few years, though, it’s only a matter of time before dog walkers and stroller pushers weary of the shoulder-to-shoulder congestion along Green Lake begin to venture north.

Funny, last we’d heard the off-leash area was still on some residents’ wish list but NOT on the current park plan. We’ll have to check back.

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Maple Leaf named one of city's best neighborhoods

April 29th, 2010 by master

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine has named Maple Leaf as one of the 15 best places to live in Western Washington.  Here’s just part of what the magazine is saying:

 

Without a showcase feature like Greenlake’s water or Sunset Hill’s view to drive up housing prices, the charming Craftsman homes and Tudors in the southern end of Maple Leaf have remained affordable by Seattle standards. But a variety of factors even within the compact community—proximity to Roosevelt or the park, road noise from I-5, traffic from Northgate Mall—can create sizable price differences from one street to the next.

Click here to read more.

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