The Wallingford neighborhood is located in north central Seattle about four miles north of the downtown core. The U-District and University of Washington neighbor it to the east. The Wallingford Center contains many shops and restaurants (including the original Dick’s Drive-In, founded 1954). Wallingford is often defined by the sloping ridge that runs north from the edge of Lake Union to 45th Street, with the ridge line approximately following Wallingford Avenue. Check out this recent Seattle Times article about the Wallingford neighborhood.