Crown Hill

Crown Hill is a little oasis of calm between the busier Ballard and Greenwood. The feel among the residences is very small-town and peaceful, though the business district is quite active. It’s a very involved community, too, with constant opportunities to bond with the neighbors, whether it’s a community garage sale night, a park clean-up work party, or an Annual Night Out for crime prevention. Every year, residents in Olympic Manor team up to create a beautiful holiday light display that is a popular sightseeing opportunity for people all over the city.

With an abundance of schools, parks, churches, and a 50 year old Dick’s Drive-In, Crown Hill maintains a relaxed lifestyle sure to attract those looking to settle down. The neighborhood has a number of grocery stores, restaurants, auto-repair shops, and quick highway access to the city. The neighborhood has a diverse range of housing styles, with one exception: the tendency for lawns to reach the street -- there are few sidewalks.

Interestingly, if you compare the neighborhood demographics with the citywide average, Crown Hill appears to be a mini version of the city as a whole. According to Zillow, the median salaries are about the same, as are the median age and percentage of households with children. As far as places to live go, there are more homes than condos or apartments, and more people own their nests rather than renting them.

Check out local amenities and neighborhood statistics: http://www.areavibes.com/seattle-wa/crown+hill/livability/