Nothing says “up and coming neighborhood” or “urban revitalization” quite like the opening of a tap house pouring an ever-rotating selection of locally brewed IPAs or “session ales”. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, The Original Growler Guys are synonymous with sourcing and pouring the freshest, most innovative beers in the region. The OGG’s Ravenna location features a mind boggling 36 taps.
A spanking new tap room/butcher shop specializing in locally-sourced beef cuts, charcuterie and, of course, artisanal sausage links. Known as the “farm to bar experience”, The Shambles serves up some of the best hand-cut beef and pork sandwiches in the city.
Ravenna Recreation: Close to Seattle’s Best Loved Parks
The Ravenna88 neighborhood boasts both scenic, naturally beautiful parks and a wide range of recreational activities that are perfect for practicing your “free range parenting”, dog walking or just enjoying a day out and about.
Green Lake Park
Offers a 2.8 mile pathway around the lake for walking, running, in-line skating
Swimming, non-motorized boating, stand up paddle boarding and pedal-boat rentals
Adjoins Woodland Park and the Woodland Park Zoo
Maple Leaf Reservoir
Public garden, running track, kids’ playground with Zip Line, two baseball fields, tennis courts and even the newest rage, pickleball courts
Expansive views of Mount Rainier and Lake Washington
Publicly commissioned artwork called Confluent Boulders celebrates our important connection to the land
Matthews Beach Park
Site of a popular New Year’s Day polar bear swim (Brrr!)
Or better yet, swimming when the mercury climbs on a summer’s day
Historic trivia: Pan American Airlines tested the first Clipper Ships—amphibious cargo planes made for trans-oceanic crossings—near Matthews Beach
Homeowners can be assured that Ravenna88’s public schools are not merely “good”—they are extraordinary.
Wedgwood Elementary School
"A" rating by Niche.com, coming in #83 out of 1,122 elementary schools across the state.
Great student/teacher ratio at 19:1
Values: caring, respect, responsibility
Eckstein Middle School
Also scored an "A" and is ranked #34 out of 453 middle schools.
Pioneered many innovative academic programs—including having its own radio station.
"To be a useful citizen is more than a duty, it is a high privilege." Nathan Eckstein, the school’s name-sake.
Nathan Hale High School
Another "A" letter-grade, ranking an impressive #18 out of 376 Washington State high schools. Named after the Revolutionary War hero who famously said, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country,"
These rankings are very important and illustrate how highly education is valued here. In 2017, Washington ranked number seven nationally as the Best State for Education by the respected U.S. News and World Report magazine.