The Green Lake neighborhood is located in north central Seattle. Its centerpiece is the lake and park after which it is named. The generally accepted boundaries are Interstate 5 to the east, N 85th Street to the north, Aurora Avenue N (State Route 99) to the west, and N 50th Street and Woodland Park to the south.
There is an extensive variety of housing types in Green Lake. Since 1995, the neighborhood has undergone significant redevelopment. Many houses have been completely remodeled and enlarged, often with the addition of another floor. This is a consequence of Green Lake's easy access to Downtown via both Interstate 5 and Aurora Avenue N.
Green Lake is home to Green Lake Elementary School, Bishop Blanchet High School, and the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department's Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC). GLSCC is the site of Green Lake Crew, a public rowing program, and the Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club.
There is also a 2.8-mile path around the lake provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.