Laurelhurst is located just northeast of the University District on the edge of Lake Washington. Most homes in this neighborhood are as beautiful as the views, and with quick access to Interstate 5, you usually can get to downtown Seattle very quickly.
Considered an upscale neighborhood with strong roots, it’s not uncommon for people in Laurelhurst to continue living in this same neighborhood that they grew up in.
There is a strong pride of ownership in this community, and it’s known for its well-kept lawns, views, schools, and beautiful streets. The residents are primarily professional, with a concentration of doctors, lawyers, and other high-income earners.
A popular place for residents is the private, waterfront park they simply call “the Beach Club,” which is located on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Washington. Another gathering place is the Laurelhurst Community Center, which is an official city landmark.
Wedgwood (named after the English china) is located about two miles north, and slightly east, of the University of Washington; it is about six miles northeast of Downtown.
It’s location and walkability, have made it a desirable neighborhood and a pocket of affordability surrounded by more expensive neighborhoods. Homes in the area range from those built in the 1940’s and 50’s, to new construction and condominiums.