Matthews Beach, Seattle, WA
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Matthews Beach Neighborhood Guide Seattle, WA

About

Matthews Beach is a charming neighborhood located in the northeast of Seattle, Washington. It is bordered by Lake Washington to the east and is known for its large public park, Matthews Beach Park. This community is connected via the Burke-Gilman Trail and offers easy access to the Sand Point Way NE and NE 75th St. The area is largely residential, featuring a mix of quaint homes and modern constructions.

What You Will Love About Matthews Beach, Seattle, Washington

  • Matthews Beach is known for its picturesque setting by the lake, making it an ideal spot for peaceful living.
  • The neighborhood boasts the Matthews Beach Park, which is a popular location for swimming, picnicking, and trail-walking.
  • The Burke-Gilman Trail, which cuts through the neighborhood, is a favored route for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Despite its tranquility, Matthews Beach is conveniently located near major thoroughfares for easy commuting into the city.

What's Nearby

Matthews Beach is just a short drive away from the University of Washington, making it a popular place among faculty and students. Additionally, with its close proximity to the popular Magnuson Park and the shopping district at University Village, residents have a variety of entertainment and shopping options. The neighborhood's location near Lake Washington provides plenty of opportunities for watersports and outdoor activities.

Lifestyle

Living in Matthews Beach means enjoying a laid-back, suburban lifestyle while still having access to urban amenities. Residents enjoy outdoor activities at the local park and the beach, and the community is known for its neighborly spirit and family-friendly vibe. Cycling and walking are common means of traversal, thanks to the well-developed trail system.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 41 restaurants, 12 grocery stores, and 30 parks within a mile of the Matthews Beach neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Morningside Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    9118 35th Ave NE

  • GROCERY
    Morning Side Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    9118 35th Ave NE

  • GROCERY
    Bobs' Discount Beverages

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    1.0 mile

    9824 Lake City Way NE

  • GROCERY
    Grocery Outlet

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.3 miles

    3020 NE 127th St

  • GROCERY
    Fred Meyer

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.4 miles

    13000 Lake City Way NE

  • GROCERY
    Safeway Pharmacy

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.6 miles

    7340 35th Ave NE

Matthews Beach Apartments and Rentals

137 Rental properties in Matthews Beach, Seattle, WA.

  • Baldwyn property

    $1,499+

    Baldwyn

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    316–1119 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Lane property

    $1,372+

    Lane

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    468–1041 Sqft

    7 Units Available

  • 2561 NE 85th St property

    $7,145

    2561 NE 85th St

    5 Beds • 5 Baths

    3900 Sqft

    Available 8/5

  • 11515 26th Ave NE</br>Unit 303 303 property

    $1,695

    11515 26th Ave NE</br>Unit 303 303

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    720 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 11515 26th Ave NE</br>Unit 304 304 property

    $1,595

    11515 26th Ave NE</br>Unit 304 304

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    720 Sqft

    Available 8/15

  • 9022 20th Ave NE property

    $3,495

    9022 20th Ave NE

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    1730 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
41.8%
112.2%
utilities
5%
2%
food
3.4%
15.5%
transportation
5.3%
29%
healthcare
11%
35.1%

Matthews Beach Demographics

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Matthews Beach Reviews

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  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Near Highways

    Yes

    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

    Say 3 of 4 renters

Matthews Beach Transportation

walk bike and transit

Car-Dependent

43/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

67/100
Bike Score®

Good Transit

51/100
2 bus stops

King County Metro Stop

Bus Stop

12530 Lake City Way NE

Metro Stop

Bus Stop

Sandpoint Way NE

Source: foursquare.com

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FremontNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,250
33%
WallingfordNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,645
6%
NorthgateNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,677
1%
RooseveltNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,317
10%
View RidgeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington----
GreenwoodNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,550
38%
RavennaNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,495--
Lake UnionNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,963
9%
EastlakeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,317
12%
LaurelhurstNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington----
Northwest SeattleNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,539
26%
WedgwoodNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington----
DowntownNeighborhood in Kirkland, Washington$2,495
5%
Maple LeafNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,677
2%
PinehurstNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington----
Phinney RidgeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,387
12%
Bitter LakeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,122
8%
Cedar HeightsNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,155
44%
University VillageNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$2,240--
MontlakeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,462
3%
Madison ParkNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$2,295--
Lake ViewNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,195
33%
Olympic HillsNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,195
14%
University HeightsNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,467
2%
North College ParkNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,418
2%
Moss BayNeighborhood in Kirkland, Washington$2,495
5%
University ParkNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,195--
South JuanitaNeighborhood in Kirkland, Washington$1,775--
West WoodlandNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,155
29%