The Roosevelt Neighborhood is located between Greater Seattle and Northgate, due East of Greenlake. The neighborhood is a diverse, eclectic, socially-active community that serves as a transportation and commerce hub for Northeast Seattle. Through thoughtful planning, Roosevelt successfully integrates diverse and dense housing and employment options, mass transit, thriving commercial activity and open space, creating a livable and sustainable neighborhood. Although primarily a residential neighborhood, a major commercial center is Roosevelt Square, which now features upscale supermarket Whole Foods and local and family-owned pharmacy Bartell Drugs. Across Roosevelt Way is the longest-established vegetarian restaurant in Seattle, independent Sunlight Cafe, nearly as old (1978) as Starbucks. Numerous other small businesses still line 65th Street and Roosevelt Way.
The Roosevelt Neighborhood protects its landmark buildings and bungalow heritage while accommodating increased urban density and transportation needs. It's a community where residents and visitors shape the neighborhood's identity and take an active role in influencing civic concerns. Roosevelt is a place where neighbors know each other and recognize the importance of places to gather and celebrate community.
The Roosevelt district is also home to Roosevelt High School (RHS, opened 1922), one of the older schools in the Seattle School District.