Back in February, we got an e-mail from a reader asking about the official borders for Wallingford. Specifically, there was some confusion about whether the area north of 50th, oftentimes referred to as Tangletown, was part of Green Lake or Wallingford.
We did our homework, consulting with sources such as Zillow and Wikipedia, and confirmed what any sensible person must already know: Tangletown is part of Wallingford, who’s official border runs along the north edge of 60th St., except around Meridian, where it briefly jogs out to 61st, before continuing along McKinley to Wallingford Ave. The map at right is how Redfin draws the borders.
So why, after all this time, do we start to hear trouble from the north? On Friday, we see a note on Twitter from My Green Lake: “#GreenLake‘s McDonald School will cost $14.9M to renovate: http://bit.ly/67NRv“. Green Lake’s McDonald School? But it’s on Latona and 54th St, that’s Wallingford!
OK, an oversight, to be forgiven.
Except it went further! My Green Lake has now posted a story on their blog laying claim to “a vague donut around the lake … up to 85th-ish, over to I-5-ish, down through Tangletown-ish, across Woodland Park and the zoo, and over Aurora until you start having to really hike up the Ridge.”
“Down through Tangletown-ish”? If we were drinking coffee when we read that, it would be spread in a fine mist across our monitor now. The nerve!
Well folks, two can play at that game! We hereby declare that little puddle between I-5 and Aurora to be part of Wallingford. From now on, all references to that body of water shall be “Wallingford’s Green Lake.”