North College Park
- Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
North College Park Reviews
Rating 3.63 out of 5 8 reviews
Licton Springs is a beautiful neighborhood just north of Green Lake that is experiencing some of the most rapid and visible improvement in Seattle. Previoisly seen as noisy, a noise blocking wall installed on it's I5 border successfully made it one of Seattle's quiter neighborhoods. A brand new elemantary and middle school with excellent facilities dominate the southern end with new protected bike trails throughout. With its small size and central northern location the most defining feature of Licton Springs remains it's great access to both the gems of North Seattle and downtown. Right in between the two most major North / South routes you are almost always < 15 minutes from downtown. Living in Licton Springs you are generally a short walk from Green Lake Park, the Greenwood Ave strip, the Maple Leaf strips and the Northgate Mall. And because of Licton Springs uniquely good sidewalk coverage for N of 85th, you actually can safely walk to them.
If I had the money, I'd buy the place I'm at right now. It's a very rare find. I haven't been here very long, so I haven't been able to gauge the area through time yet though.
Criminal and shady activity is very prevalent in my neighborhood. Drug dealing and usage, prostitution, car prowling, and other shady activity is clearly present. Police are around, but it seems like they can't do much.
Living near the freeway is great. There are great parks. But crime is terrible. I don't feel safe in my neighborhood.
The area is still known for drugs and prostration
the people are nice. they always help people. also there are a lot of international people so we can learn thier culuture and share it.
I love living near Green Lake, but also being close to downtown Seattle. I know I will be in this area for the next year or so and I hope that I can stay for longer. I don't know if I will live in this area forever, but I know I will be living in the Seattle area and will continue to visit and run around Green Lake.