A village by the lake.
One of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Seattle, Green Lake shimmers with life.
This prime location has attracted some of the finest restaurants, cafes and eateries in the city, all of which are just a short walk from your door. As the destination for all things health and fitness, Green Lake sports more than its fair share of fitness offerings including yoga classes, tai chi, Pilates, Silver Sneakers, Zoo Walkers and much more.
The flat, even and well-maintained 3-mile loop along the lakeshore is perfect for walking, running, biking or just people watching. If you’re an early riser, you can spot crew teams gliding across the still, quiet waters. During the spring and summer, you can join in the fun, renting paddleboats, rowboats or canoes by the hour or the day. Or play a little golf at Green Lake’s 9-hole course. Have a dog? (If not, you might want to get one!) Green Lake is the perfect place for pooches. Stroll the many quaint neighborhood streets of this multi-generational destination where life quietly rolls along.
We’re here to answer questions. Call (206) 517-2242 or fill out the web inquiry form to learn more or schedule a tour.
Dining for every taste
Do you like walking to your favorite place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch? Green Lake offers a casually sophisticated dining scene with more than a dozen restaurants and cafes within a block or two.
- Nell’s Restaurant
- Duke’s Chowder House
- Tacos Guaymas
- Mykonos Greek Grill
- Tapas Lab
- Rosita’s Mexican Grill
- Eight Row
- Latona Pub
- Thai Ocean
- Shelter Lounge
- Little Red Hen (Live country music and karaoke)
Local coffee shops
- Retreat Coffeehouse
- Add Cafe Lulu
- The Bathhouse Theatre (Besides seeing shows, some of our residents volunteer, take acting classes and even audition for parts)
- Green Lake Public Library
- Woodland Park Zoo
- City of Seattle’s Evans Pool
- Boat Rentals
- Playgrounds for kids
We love our local pharmacy…
Located just five blocks away, Park’s Pharmacy is independently owned and gets rave reviews from our residents for their personalized customer service and willingness to go the extra mile for their customers.
Downtown Seattle is a quick bus ride away
When you need to get to downtown Seattle, Green Lake is ideally situated. The Hearthstone is located on major bus routes, getting you to where you want to go in just 25 to 30 minutes, or less.
- Seattle Art Museum
- Pike Place Market
- Westlake Center
- Benaroya Hall and Seattle Symphony
- Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera
- 5th Avenue Theatre
- Seattle Center
Within 1 mile, you’ll find everything you need—a short drive or leisurely walk away:
- QFC grocery store
- Green Lake Village PCC Natural Market
- Whole Foods Market
And our local veterinarian clinic…
It’s so close to The Hearthstone that Green Lake Animal Hospital staff have occasionally made house calls to our residents’ pets. If you love animals, every day is a parade of pets strutting past our community.
Please call (206) 517-2242 or fill out the form on this page to learn more.
I say, “The Hearthstone is a Special Place to live.” Yes! I moved to Hearthstone about a year ago. Before ‘life’s restrictions’ and masks I enjoyed new friends in the dining room, common area presentations and activities, walks around Green Lake. During the COVID period of seclusion the staff has been most caring of us; ‘Heroes’ we call them. I felt safe from the beginning. I can still walk Green Lake or visit the Wellness Center five days a week to exercise on high-tech equipment (with masks and a limited number of exercisers). And, massages are again offered. I’m happy I made the decision to move to Hearthstone when I did!
A Disneyland for Seniors” was my initial description for family and friends of my transition to the Hearthstone. I so enjoyed the dining, activities (especially ping-pong), exercise and access to Green Lake Nature walks. That all came to a halt in March ‘20 with the arrival of Covid-19. Now I am grateful to be cocooned as a “bird in a gilded cage” to wait out this pandemic. A monthly newsletter “the Spark” with educational articles and enriching life stories leaves me humbled to be neighbors with such special folks. Hearthstone even has two centurion residents as role models!
My move into the Hearthstone’s Cove West, just over a year ago, was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My criteria for the decision included; a facility with a continuum of care, flat terrain for walking, located in or near a vibrant community, and, of course, value. All my criteria was met at the Hearthstone in the Green Lake Neighborhood, with the added plus pleasant, welcoming neighbors and a staff ready to assist me in any way. I definitely made the right decision.
Selecting a place to spend your final years is a difficult, and very private, decision. My wife and I moved into The Hearthstone about a month before the pandemic shutdown. And after several months of living here under shutdown conditions we are so pleased with our choice. We have felt very safe, comfortable, and well looked after. Though we've not been able to establish new social relationships the way we would ordinarily do, we have enjoyed sharing the experience with our new acquaintances.
The transition to my new home has been seamless. The residents and staff have been welcoming and helpful all along the way and I have appreciated how light and open it feels here at Hearthstone.
Since moving into Cove East, over 7 months ago, we can now say that we love our new home. That being said, we can’t say that it has been easy. The corona virus has presented us all with challenges. BUT, we are so glad to be living in this community of like-minded neighbors. Even though we only know each other with masks, we have found everyone at Cove East to be friendly and caring. We are all anxious for the day when we will be able to socialize in person. I know we are all looking forward to a more normal life.