Here’s a little info on my newest listing! Waterford North is a fantastic building on N 90th just a block east of Greenwood Ave (that means it’s walking distance to Naked City Brewery, just sayin’.)
This one bedroom, one bath condo is on the market for the first time in over twenty years and priced for a quick sale at $150,000. It has a wood-burning fireplace with tile surround, kitchen with eating bar, and a huge private patio off the living area. The seller is offering a $500 credit at closing towards a new range, as the current one is a little old (but works).
There is one assigned parking space and one storage space in the controlled-access garage beneath. For more information, you can call me directly at (253) 653-6299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, stop by the open house this Sunday, May 4th, from 1pm to 4pm.
A week ago, I tweeted a photo of a boat that got some attention. Not just any boat, but a boat that was parked, without a trailer, in the middle of a traffic circle at Woodlawn Ave N & Kenwood Place North in Green Lake. I thought the photo was humorous – not just because of the boat, or the note that was left on it by the Seattle Police Dept (stating “Really?”) – but because I really enjoy seeing what that traffic circle will come up with next.
Here is the photo I took of the boat (and the note) last week:
Now, some argue this is a nuisance and some argue that it’s art. No matter what it is, it’s always fun to see what’s coming next. When I first moved into this particular neighborhood, a bench sat on that island. Eventually, an inflatable family of aliens moved in….one at a time (here’s dad).
After the aliens moved away (beamed back to the mothership?) Bessie arrived. Well, okay, I call her Bessie. Anyway, the life-size Green Lake cow stayed at the traffic circle for several months and even got decorative bows around Christmastime.
And that, my friends, is the story of the last three years of the traffic circle at Kenwood & Woodlawn. We’ve heard that the boat may be towed – some folks have tried to stop that with a petition that has now disappeared. Is it art? Is it funny? Is it tacky?
Well, it’s entertainment.
I know, I know, it’s just about impossible for a first time buyer to purchase in north Seattle. Besides the fact that there’s barely any inventory, there’s also essentially nothing in a first-time buyer’s price range.
Luckily, Debbie Lee of Matrix Real Estate just listed this great modern townhome at 29 on Stone that should fly off the shelf fast (so hit me up if you want to see it!).
The townhome is just three years young and faces southwest so it has lots of natural light. It also has a high-efficiency A/C heat pump to keep energy costs low. The kitchen features gas cooking, there are natural hardwoods in the living area, and you’ll find vaulted ceilings in the upstairs bedrooms.
For three bedrooms and 1,210 square feet, it’s kind of a steal in north Seattle for just $294,950 – its almost impossible to find anything around here under $300k. It’s located just off 99 at 1246 N Northgate Way (#29). The home is having an Open House this weekend, so stop in Saturday from 1-4 or Sunday from 1-3 and say North Seattle Sarah sent you! Call me at (253) 653-6299 if you can’t make it to the open house and we’ll set up a private appointment.
Last week at my office in lower Queen Anne, I heard the strange sound of a musical car horn over and over – I looked out my office window onto Denny and saw the Seafair Clowns driving by in excitement. And we all know that the pirates came ashore on Alki Beach earlier in the month. Now it’s finally time to see them all together in north Seattle as the Greenwood Seafair Parade kicks off on July 25th.
The 62nd annual Greenwood Seafair Parade begins at 6pm on Wednesday and ends roughly at 8:30, featuring the famous pirates along with marching bands, drill teams, floats, horses and more. It runs along Greenwood Avenue, from about N 85th St to N 95th St, with an attendance around 10,000 people.
During the parade, Metro Buses on the 5 Express headed northbound will be re-routed, and you can check out the missed stops and temporary new stops here. Southbound buses to downtown will not be affected.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Wild Wonderful Greenwood,” with Meerkute the Meerkat from Woodland Park Zoo serving as Grand Marshall. Over 100 entrants will participate in the oldest neighborhood Seafair Parade running.
We all love our Seattle parks, so why not show your love by giving back a little? Friday, July 20th is VIP Day – “Volunteers in Parks” Day – where you can help pull ivy, restore trails, and spread mulch at various Seattle parks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One of those parks is north Seattle’s own Lower Woodland (the other parks are Lincoln and Dr. Jose Rizal). To register to help cleanup Lower Woodland, click the link here and sign up through EarthCorps.
But it’s not all work and no play. Following the volunteer efforts, all helpers are invited to a thank you party at Lake Union with live music, food trucks, the beer boat, activities and a commemorative t-shirt.
Last night as part of Seattle Beer Week, I went to the special Brewer’s Dinner at Naked City Taphouse in Greenwood. Eight fabulous courses paired with beer included fried chicken, buffalo carpaccio, smoked trout, rabbit rillet and lamb shank. The great news is that Naked City is going to put on dinners just like last night’s once every quarter, so if you missed it you can come again next time.
In the meantime, Seattle Beer Week is in full swing, and doesn’t take a break just because we have weekday jobs. So here’s my picks for this week’s north Seattle Beer Week:
- On Tuesday (5/15), head to Brouwer’s Cafe in Fremont for the Beer and Burger Battle. It runs from 5pm to 11pm and features beer and burgers from reigning champs Fremont Brewing, along with New Belgium, 21st Amendment, Black Raven, and Hair of the Dog.
- On Wednesday (5/16) make your way to Ballard for Snipes Mountain Sour Night at The Noble Fir. Event runs from 4pm to 8pm. Not a sour fan? If IPA’s are more your thing, go to Big Time Brewery in the U-District for their IPA Cask Fest – pouring all day.
- On Thursday, please please PLEASE don’t miss Latona Pub’s annual “Wall of Casks.” They physically build up a wall/pyramid of great cask beers for a fun night, starting at 6pm in east Green Lake.
Stay safe out there everyone, don’t drink and drive, and enjoy the mid-week festivities!
Have you ever actually listened to the lyrics of “My Girl” and wondered exactly what they were thinking? “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.” Except, May is usually still fairly cold, and pretty rainy – just look outside right now. The Temptations must have never been to the Pacific Northwest.
Temperature aside, May is here, and for those who celebrate it, Cinco de Mayo actually falls on a Saturday this year (meaning you can avoid calling in sick to work the next day). If you’re celebrating the 5th of May, North Seattle Sarah has you covered with some of the best parties in town.
First off, Tacos Guaymas is having their annual Cinco Party in Green Lake. If you haven’t checked this out, it’s a pretty packed outdoor event and probably the largest Cinco de Mayo party in north Seattle. Live DJ, Sauza Girls, and a mariachi band are just a few of the fun things you can expect at Tacos Guaymas, with several thousand people anticipated to attend each year.
Down in Fremont, celebrate the evening with live music at Nectar. The Yogoman Burning Band plays at 8pm, and tickets are $7.
At COA Mexican Eatery (7919 Roosevelt Way NE), enjoy $5 AHA Toro Margaritas, plus $2 street tacos and a $100 giveaway. They’ll also have pinatas and a bouncy house from 12pm to 3pm.
Other venues that typically run specials for Cinco de Mayo include The Matador in Ballard and El Chupacabra in Phinney Ridge. Remember to please stay safe on Cinco-de-Drinko and either hoof it locally or call a cab – those margaritas can be mighty strong. Enjoy!