Ravenna Real Estate
Ravenna Real Estate
The neighborhood of Ravenna, located in northeastern Seattle, is known for offering its residents peace and quiet, and is the perfect solution for those who want to enjoy the amenities of the city without having to deal with the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Ravenna was named after the town of Ravenna, Italy and is home to many of the students and professors of nearby University of Washington.
The area of Ravenna has been inhabited for thousands of years by native tribes. In 1886, the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway was built. In 1906, Ravenna was incorporated as a town. Only a year later, in 1907, Ravenna was annexed to Seattle.
Shopping and Dining
Although downtown Seattle is located within a short drive of Ravenna, Ravenna real estate owners will find dozens of fantastic restaurants all around Ravenna to please every palate. Some of the local favorites that residents of Ravenna real estate should be sure to try include Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine, Zouave Restaurant, Crepe Café & Wine Bar, and Frank's Oyster House & Champagne, just to name a few.
Shopping options are just as varied around Ravenna. Some of the choices residents include Curtsy Bella, The Curious Nest, Planet Happy Toys, Ravenna Third Place Books, and more. Residents who want to explore a variety of shopping and dining should be sure to check out University Village. This open air shopping center houses stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Sunglass Hut, Jonathan Adler, and much more, as well as restaurants such as Liam's, JOEY Kitchen, Eureka! and more.
Parks and Recreation
Residents of Ravenna experience no shortage of recreational opportunities. Ravenna Park is nearly 50 acres spanning a half-mile wooded ravine. The park offers a variety of amenities, including hiking and jogging trails, picnic areas, a play area and wading pool for children, ball fields and tennis courts. On the north edge of Ravenna sits Dahl Park which features a recently renovated play area and a newly constructed skate park.
In the adjacent neighborhood of Green Lake sits Green Lake Park. The park offers residents a chance to enjoy the beach, go fish and boating, and a mix of trails that circle the lake. The park also includes a community center, indoor pool, and a variety of outdoor sports fields and courts including tennis, basketball, baseball/softball and soccer fields.
Seattle's income per capita is $40,865, which is well above the $27,620 state income per capita. Ravenna's income per capita is even higher at $41,294. The average household income of Ravenna is $76,027, which compares very favorably to the $60,665 average household income of Seattle and the $59,289 average household income of the rest of the state. Seattle's unemployment rate was around 6.1 percent last year, which was below the 7 percent state unemployment rate. Ravenna's poverty level is 9.9 percent, which is lower than both the 11.8 percent Seattle poverty level and the 11 percent state poverty level. The average value of an owner occupied home in Ravenna is $598,740, which is much higher than Seattle and almost twice as much as the state average.
Schools, Health and Transportation
The public schools in Ravenna are part of the Seattle Public Schools district. There are three primary and secondary schools located nearby Ravenna real estate. One of the highest rated schools in the area is the Bryant Elementary School, which educates 570 students.
Raven is adjacent to Interstate 5, providing a quick connection to the rest of Seattle and western Washington. King County Metro provides bus service throughout the city. Several Amtrak train are accessible via the King Street Station and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is about a 30 minute drive south via I-5.