Some call it a small town within the big city of Seattle. Others will call it a haven for Mom & Pop shops. Our Recruiting Manager, Kelli Whitecar, calls it “home.”
The history of Greenwood starts with a bog. Greenwood (originally called Woodland until 1907) was literally a wet, marshy landscape with a cemetery. As the Puget Sound grew, so did Greenwood. The cemetery was moved to the Crown Hill neighborhood, and buildings began to go up – some of the first included Greenwood Elementary School, Greenwood State Bank, and OC Williamson Grocery. Many businesses built up around the “Miracle Mile” that is Greenwood Avenue, which is still the home to many locally owned and operated businesses today.
Currently, there are over 22,000 people living in Greenwood – and that number is still climbing as the city’s population grows. This could be due to the family-friendly nature of the community or the ability to walk just about anywhere in the neighborhood. Greenwood boasts one of the highest Walk Scores in the city of Seattle!
Do you prefer walking over driving?
Are you looking for a warm, friendly place for your family to call home?
In the fourth installment of our “Where Parker People Live” series, Kelli takes us into the heart of Greenwood to some of her favorite spots. She shares insight into rental / and home pricing averages in the area, hyper-local demographics, and transit/walk scores in Greenwood. Not to mention, she tells us why she and her family love living in Greenwood most of all. You can check out her video below.