The Victory Heights Blog is managed by Ryan, a resident in Lower Victory Heights. Send submissions to victoryheights@aol.com.
About the former Place of Towering Firs Blog (archive added here on April 27, 2012):
A Place of Towering Firs
Victory Heights is a north Seattle neighborhood from NE 98th to NE 115th Street, bordered on the west by 15th Ave NE and on the east by Lake City Way. These boundaries are approximate.
The dominant natural features of the neighborhood are Thornton Creek natural area and the high concentration of mature evergreens. Victory Heights was originally developed as a 200-acre residence park in 1920 and was named for the Victory Highway (now Lake City Way).

Seattle Times, May 2, 1920

Victory Heights Data
City of Seattle Victory Heights Map
Victory Heights Walk Score
Victory Heights Playground

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  2. Hi,
    Just saw your note on the NextDoor site. Glad to see you have started a hyperlocal blog. But check your headline on the “stranger danger” post … it reads “Stranger Dancer”.
    Good luck.

    • Ryan says:

      Ack, thanks for pointing that out, Michael. I’ll fix it at once. Oops!
      Please “like” our Facebook page. I just need three more and Facebook will release the insight stats. Thanks.

  3. Laura says:

    I noticed that 98th street is included in the Victory Heights area? All of our houses from Lake City Way to 15th st. are really in the Maple Leaf area. There is a steep slope that cuts us off from anyone in Victory Heights. It’s as if we are in no man’s land, weird. I’m wondering if someone could include 98th as being in Maple Leaf?

    • Ryan says:

      Generally we use Thornton Creek as the southern boundary of Victory Heights (so does Maple Leaf, see this map on their site: http://www.mapleleafcommunity.org/w-w-w_map01_pg.html) which would put you in Maple Leaf. But you know what? You can be in any neighborhood you choose to consider yourself in. There are no hard-and-fast “borders” to these designations, in fact up on the north side, we overlap several blocks with Pinehurst.

      • Laura says:

        Thanks Ryan! BTW, I think Victory Heights is a great neighborhood!
        I was looking on Redfin and Zillow which lists us as Victory Heights, our neighbors across the street is in Maple Leaf 🙂 Thornton Creek runs through our property about 25 feet on the west side. Guess you could say that our house is in Maple Leaf and a portion of our yard is Victory Heights, LOL.

        • Ryan says:

          Let’s not even get started on how real estate agents list neighborhoods (the hoops they jump through just to avoid ever saying “Lake City” are hilarious). It’s whatever neighborhood sounds the most posh on a real estate listing, really.

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  5. Toni Ameslav says:

    I am disturbed by all of the signs I see in the traffic circles in Victory Heights, which are usually planted with lovely flowers and shrubs. In one traffic circle I saw three signs publicizing the VH community meeting this evening. Is that really necessary? I don’t know what the law is about signs in traffic circles, but I do not think you should allow private schools (St. Catherine’s), “Host a Student,” etc to advertise their services in the traffic circles. It would be lovely to escape advertising in the neighborhood while I’m out for a walk and just enjoy the beauty in the traffic circles that neighbors have planted.

    Thank you

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