A southward turn on Holman Road gives way to 15th Avenue NW, ushering in the Whittier Heights’ neighborhood. It’s 24 blocks long, from 85th Street to around 61st Street, and 16 blocks wide (at its widest point), from 24th Avenue NW to 8th Avenue NW. It is intersected by several arterials, including 15th Avenue NW, NW 65th Street, NW 80th Street, 24th Avenue NW and 8th Avenue NW.
Ballard High School is located within Whittier on NW 65th Street and 15th Avenue NW. Whittier Heights is also home to Whitman Middle School, and is in the proximity to several elementary schools.
Eating establishments are not hard to find, with many along 15th Avenue.
Salmon Bay Park provides some space to play and an area for kids. Loyal Heights Playground includes more amenities, and a community center.
Easy access to Magnolia, Queen Anne, and even the city center via 15th Avenue make Whittier desirable for single young professionals, couples and even small families.
Whittier Heights is ranked as the 35th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle. This neighborhood has an average Walk Score of 78 (4 points higher than Seattle’s Walk Score). Whittier Heights has 4,947 people, or 0.8% of Seattle’s population.