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Old 04-12-2017, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The HS for northend neighborhoods is Roosevelt, and is top-rated, and there are good elementary schools in those neighborhoods.
Victory Heights and other neighborhoods above NE 75th or so actually go to Nathan Hale HS. West of I-5 kids go to Ingraham.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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The further you go north, the more "suburban" it gets, but Seattle's, largely built-out from 1950 to 1970, aren't like "Californicated" Eastside suburbs, largely built out from 1980 to the 2000s, when sprawl began to run smack into the Growth Management Act. A main difference is that most streets north of 85th, which was once the city boundary, are not only narrow, but have no sidewalks.

On the other hand, traffic in the Eastside is much, much worse, because it generally lacks Seattle's robust urban street grid (and Seattle's traffic is nothing to sneeze at). In many cases, just getting to or from I-90 can take half an hour, or more. That's why so many are looking to move closer to Seattle, if not west of the Lake, to shorten their commutes, if they can afford it. A recent study found out that two-thirds of buyers here are from here...
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Victory Heights and other neighborhoods above NE 75th or so actually go to Nathan Hale HS. West of I-5 kids go to Ingraham.
Oh, above 75th? That would cut some of Maple Leaf out from Roosevelt's district too, then.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Oh, above 75th? That would cut some of Maple Leaf out from Roosevelt's district too, then.
And Lincoln High School, opened in 1907, but closed, at least as a high school, since 1981, will re-open, with significantly upgraded facilities, in 2019, which will cause all of the Northend high school boundaries to be redrawn. Ingraham and Nathan Hale were both recently renovated, Roosevelt in 2005, and Ballard was rebuilt in 1999.

https://bex.seattleschools.org/bex-iv/lincoln-building/

https://bex.seattleschools.org/asset...-DD-Review.pdf
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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Your best bet is to find the time to tour here with a realtor. Given the investment you will be making, the time & headache will be worth it. Seattle does have a lot of narrow streets, but not all of them are. Most Seattle neighborhoods have a few broad avenues within them. There has been a lot of recent new construction, and many owners have invested in remodeling. North-end schools in Seattle proper, overall, are decent & if your child is in a gifted program (as most affluent students are here) by middle school, there is little cause for concern. North-end Seattle high schools offer a long list of AP courses and the are some IB options too. The Seattle area has a highly educated population who care about and support good education. Bellevue and Mercer Island public schools are in the top tier of public schools in the country.

Ravenna and View Ridge are in much more accessible locations than Magnolia which is off the beaten path and does not have easy access to I-5. There is a light-rail station under construction in Roosevelt which is just east of Ravenna. The Roosevelt corridor is undergoing "hyper-development" so there is a lot of nasty traffic in that area right now. As the station nears completion, property values in Ravenna will sky rocket - and they are already very high.

View Ridge and Ravenna schools Roosevelt High School, which I think is the city's strongest public high school, and it was recently nicely renovated.
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Sounds like Shoreline would be a good fit. Lots of one-level/ mid century homes, good school district, less than 45 minutes to SLU (you can take side streets and avoid I-5 like the plague) and no, the streets aren't that narrow. :-)
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