Welcome to Meadowbrook

Meadowbrook is a neighborhood in the northeast of Seattle, Washington. Meadowbrook is centered on open fields adjacent to the Meadowbrook Community Center, swimming pool, and Nathan Hale High School. It is bounded on the south by NE 95th Street and the Wedgwood neighborhood, on the north by NE 115th Street and Cedar Park, on the west by Lake City Way NE and Victory Heights. and on the east by Sand Point Way NE and Matthews Beach. The neighborhood is almost entirely residential, although there are some small restaurants and other businesses, along with three public schools covering kindergarten through twelfth grade.

A brief history of Meadowbrook

Meadowbrook, with Thornton Creek near Lake Washington, has been inhabited since the end of the last glacial period around 9000 years ago. The native tribes lost their rights in 1854, and subsequently the area surrounding the Lake City area was clear-cut through the start of the 20th century. Much of the timber was transported out of the area by rail on tracks that used to be along what is now the Burke-Gilman Trail.  A Little Germany neighborhood of several immigrant farmers grew up in the 1870s around where Nathan Hale High School now stands.

The Blindheim family’s LaVilla Dairy, located on what is now the 10300 block of Fischer Place NE, and the orchards extending up the adjacent hill to the east was the defining characteristic of early, modern Meadowbrook. The dairy operated from 1913 to 1929, but over the years the orchards and other farmland were developed into a bedroom community of a growing Seattle. Both the dairy building and the family house still stand today, and the dairy is home to the NE Seattle Tool Library. Meadowbrook’s centerpiece of schools and playfields is on land sold by the family to the city of Seattle for a park and other green space.

Neighborhood Announcements

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Travelers should plan for ramp closures at SR 522 and I-5 beginning Aug. 31

Washington State Department of TransportationNorthwest Region – 15700 Dayton Avenue – Shoreline, WA 98133 – 206-440-4000 TRAVEL ADVISORY Aug. 28, 2020  Contact:  Tom Pearce, communications, 206-440-4696 Travelers should plan for ramp closures at SR 522 and I-5 beginning Aug. 31 SEATTLE – The State Route 522/Lake City Way ramps to and from Interstate 5 will …

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Next steps for the Matthews Park Pump Station’s long-term security

Hello from King County – Many of you participated in the design process for long-term security at the Matthews Park Pump Station. Thank you for sharing your concerns and suggestions. The process developed a refined fence design that incorporated community priorities for the site with the security needs of the County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. The …

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