Located east of both Interstate 5 and Lake City Way on the northwest shores of Lake Washington, Lake City is a composite of bustling commercial areas and tranquil residential plots. Its hillside homes on the east side of this neighborhood boast sweeping views-the lakefront property overlooking Lake Washington is quite upscale-though there are also numerous more affordable properties throughout.
Lake City has access to Interstate 5 (particularly the southern end of the neighborhood), which leads directly to the core of Seattle and employers such as Boeing, the medical complexes and downtown government offices. Boeing also has a site to the north in Everett, also accessible via Interstate 5. Traveling east along Lake City Way through Bothell, the Lake City neighborhood accesses the Technology Corridor, an area boasting a large concentration of high technology industries, including Microsoft, Immunex, Advanced Technology Laboratories and Eldec.
During Seafair in August, the Lake City neighborhood hosts Pioneer Days, which includes the second largest Seafair parade.