Tucked between I-5 and the Duwamish waterway, hemmed in by industrial neighbors is the hip little neighborhood of Georgetown. As the first sentence on the home page of the Georgetown Neighborhood website reminds us, “Georgetown is Seattle’s oldest continually-settled neighborhood.”
Georgetown is tiny, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in energy. The people who form the community have sprouted a vibrant neighborhood with great gardens, excellent shopping, and cool bars.
They’re also vocal, involved community members who stick up for their neighborhood. When a plume of industrial waste contaminated the groundwater, the Georgetown Neighborhood website created a resource for the community.
An ordinance that will be voted on in City Council on Monday has upset many residents–the new ordinance would prevent residential and commerical (as opposed to industrial) buildings of more than 25,000 square feet. So no grocery store, no new artists’ co-ops, no funky industrial loft condos.
Surf down to Georgetown:
Here are some homes that sold in Georgetown last month:
6637 Flora Ave S
Sold for $320,000 on 11/27/07
1 br/2 ba; 1,460 sq ft
6442 Carleton Ave S
Sold for $325,000 on 11/13/07
1 br/1 ba; 480 sq ft
812 S Orcas St
Sold for $370,000 on 11/15/07
2 br/1 ba; 1,090 sq ft