- Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
Maple Leaf Reviews
Rating 3.53 out of 5 17 reviews
Maple Leaf has been the place where I have grown up, and as time has passed the neighborhood has developed but it has still maintained the same core of community and compassion. It is the small things that make the neighborhood what it is, such as a treat station for dogs in a tucked away street corner, a Halloween parade around the neighborhood every year, and one of the last DVD rented stores in the city. It is a neighborhood where a short walk will take you by various shops and houses, and this residential area is great for bringing up young kids.
Maple Leaf is a connected neighborhood with beautiful homes, parks, and good public schools. It's close to both Lake City and I-5, so transportation is easy. A good option for commuter families. One downside, prices have skyrocketed in recent years.
Maple Leaf is a welcoming community but the price range is high for most. The close proximity to most important locations makes it a prime suburb to live in. The parks are well maintained and beautiful. With a transit station about 10 blocks away from where I live I can get just about anywhere that I need Even downtown without getting a transfer. Overall I think Maple Leaf is a great suburb to raise a family while still being close enough to Seattle.
Maple leaf is a very walkable neighborhood with great restaurants and parks. I love it’s short distance to Greenlake as well!
Maple Leaf is a pleasant, slightly sleepy neighborhood tucked south of the Northgate Mall in North Seattle. The population density is reasonable, parking is relatively available, and there are a number of local restaurants and shops to add to the character of the neighborhood. It is not as funky or fun as Capitol Hill or Freemont, but it is much more affordable and restful than those areas.
Good safety overall, but panhandlers exist.
Generally peaceful, but without its sketchy areas.
Seattle has it's ups and downs. The people in Seattle are generally nice. The atmosphere is pleasant and most businesses are thriving. Crimes seems to be getting worse, and rent prices are RIDICULOUS. But that seems to be happening everywhere. Cost of living is high, but nothing compared to New York or Silicon Valley. The weather isn't as bad as everyone says. Seattle is unique, and it has many upsides - but it does fall victim to the same problems that most large cities have.
Fairly pet friendly, you can see community efforts here and there
Aside from a lot of rain, it's great
Chain restaurants, not very many bars
Mostly minimum wage jobs at big companies
Mostly big companies, barely any mom-and-pop shops
Many of jobs in this area are retail jobs in the mall area. There are some corporations / medical offices as well. Most of the jobs are in the downtown Seattle areas.