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Call to Action: ALUV Community Center Feasibility Funds

We wrote about the need for an Aurora-Licton Urban Village community center earlier this year. Now, we could use your help in letting the city council know about the need for funding for a feasibility study in the 2020 budget. The Licton Springs Community Council voted in support of this initiative.

ALUV Boundaries and Seattle Community Centers

You can find a sample letter from ALUV here.

If you support the idea of a neighborhood community center, reach out to your elected representatives, and those running to represent you, and let them know! You can reach the city council at [email protected]

Also, if you are available, please attend and voice support at the Budget Hearing on Tuesday, October 22nd starting at 5:30 pm at City Hall (600 4th Ave). Sign-in begins at 3:00.


Make a Licton Springs Community Center a Reality!

The need for a neighborhood community center has received a lot of attention during this election cycle. All of the major candidates running for the District 5 council seat have gone on record in support. The momentum is building, and your voice could help make the community center a reality.

At the recent Celebrate North Seattle event at Oaktree plaza, ALUV (Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village) asked over 120 people what was most important to them about having a community center. The top 10 answers were:

  1. Playground
  2. Library
  3. Pool
  4. Large gathering space
  5. Sport Court
  6. Childcare
  7. Senior Activities
  8. After school programs
  9. Fitness classes
  10. Meeting Rooms

Community Center Survey Results

Below you can see a 2 minute video of our neighbors discussing why they want a community center:

If you support the idea of a neighborhood community center, reach out to your elected representatives, and those running to represent you, and let them know!

Mayor Jenny Durkan
[email protected]
(206) 684-4000
Twitter @MayorJenny

Debora Juarez – Current D5 Seattle City Council Representative
[email protected]

Ann Davison Sattler – D5 Candidate

Mark Mendez – D5 Candidate

John Lombard – D5 Candidate
[email protected]
Twitter: votejohnlombard

Seattle Parks & Recreation Strategic Plan
[email protected]



Whether you call it Licton Springs, North Green Lake, North College Park, or that magical portal in-between Green Lake, Greenwood, and the Northgate mall - we are all proud to call it home. And, apparently, according to a new report from Redfin, we are not the only ones who would like to do so. Licton Springs showed up on Redfin's report as the #1 most competitive neighborhood to buy into, in not only Seattle, but the entire United States.

Redfin graphic

We tied with ourselves (under the name North College Park, yep we are in the report twice) and 5 other neighborhoods including nearby Phinney Ridge for the spot. Having also received a property taxable value reassessment notice today, I'm not entirely sure it's a placement any of us were looking to achieve...


The Original Seattle Real Estate Gold Rush

A friend of the blog lent us a historical pamphlet from when Licton Springs was first being developed that I thought was too cool not to share.

Banner Cover 24 Reasons Park Gardens New Water System Close In City of Homes Auto

While many things have changed since this pamphlet initially went out, we still firmly believe that Licton Springs is a great neighborhood to join and be a part of. Additionally, we still have Licton Springs Park and Licton Springs Garden (reborn as a P-Patch): as seen on our Map of the Neighborhood.

Let's keep investing in the future of Licton Springs!