This is an upscale neighborhood, home to many University professors and staff, located next to waterfront Magnuson Park and the Laurelhurst neighborhood.
View Ridge is bordered by the Burke-Gilman Trail to the east, a paved trail which runs north from Seattle along Lake Washington, through Kenmore and into Bothell and Woodinville’s Sammamish Slough Trail on the Eastside, where it eventually meets up with Redmond’s Marymoor Park. You will find neighborhood playfields and parks scattered throughout, including View Ridge and Bryant playfields.
The Neighborhood has annual community club meetings as well as monthly meetings and plenty of events for those involved in such activities as Little League and Boy Scouts. Schools include View Ridge Elementary, Eckstein Middle School and Roosevelt High School. The View Ridge Swim and Tennis Club is located here, as is Sand Point Country Club.
View Ridge, which was developed predominantly in the 1940’s, features styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, often with expansive views. There is a diversity of ages and a high level of education; most of the residents are professionals employed downtown, at the University and the medical complexes. View Ridge is only minutes away from Interstate 5, the downtown core and the University of Washington; it is also close to Highway 520, which connects to the Eastside.