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Mount Baker
Seattle Neighborhood
Northern Mount Baker (foreground) and I-90.
Northern Mount Baker (foreground) and I-90.
Map of Mount Baker's location in Seattle
Map of Mount Baker's location in Seattle
Country United States
State Washington
City Seattle
City Council District 3 and District 2
Neighborhood Council Southeast District
Police District South Precinct R2
ZIP code 98144, 98118

Mount Baker is a neighborhood in southeast Seattle. The neighborhood's name comes from the view of Mount Baker in Whatcom County, that is seen by looking north over Lake Washington. It is bounded by Lake Washington to the east, Interstate 90 and then Leschi to the north, Rainier Valley to the west, and Columbia City to the south. The neighborhood has a community club and a rowing team. It hosts Seattle's annual Seafair, which includes an airshow featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, hydroplane races, a fireworks show, and other festivities. Franklin High School and Garfield High School serve this area. It is part of Seattle's South End.

Schools and Parks

Seattle Public Schools

  • John Muir Elementary School
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Franklin High School
  • Garfield High School

Seattle Parks & Recreations Parks, Dog Parks and Open Spaces

  • Blue Dog Pond
  • Bradner Gardens Park
  • Colman Park
  • Mount Baker Boulevard
  • Mount Baker Park
  • Sam Smith Park

Coordinates: 47°35′00″N 122°17′30″W / 47.5833333°N 122.29167°W / 47.5833333; -122.29167

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