Montlake is a popular neighborhood because of its easy access to Lake Washington, down- town Seattle and the University of Washington. It’s also close to the Washington Park Arbor- teum and Capitol Hill.
Montlake is the current home of the Museum of History and Industry (1952), the Seattle Yacht Club (1920) and the Montlake Fisheries Laboratory (1931), a National Marine Fisheries Service lab.
There is a small commercial corridor in Montlake along 24th Avenue East. It includes noted Italian restaurant Cafe Lago, a Seattle Public Library branch, a small market and dry cleaner.
The houses in Montlake are primarily single-family homes, mainly early 20th century bungalow and Tudor style. Also distinctive are the Old Seattle-style brick and wood frame homes of the early 20th century, particularly those bordering the Montlake Community Center.
Bio compiled from: wikipedia.com