The Silver Lake neighborhood gets its name from its close proximity to Silver Lake. It is located at the southernmost tip of the city of Everett on the eastern border of I-5.
Approximate boundaries for the neighborhood are I-5 on the west, 132nd Street on the south, the terminus of 19th Avenue (SR-527) and Bothell-Everett Highway on the north, and 35th Avenue on the east.
The neighborhood is comprised of single-family homes, apartments, condos and neighborhood businesses.
North - 100th Place SE
East - Lowell-Larimer Road
South - 132ND Street SE
West - Interstate 5
When: 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of most months except August and December. Special meetings are called as events dictate. Contact the neighborhood leader to confirm meeting dates and location.
The area around Silver Lake was settled in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s by four homesteads. Mr. Casper, an early resident, established a small lumber mill at the southern end of the lake to take advantage of timber extraction.
By the early part of the 1900’s, Silver Lake had become a recreational focal point for Seattleites and surrounding communities. Recreational homes were built, including businesses that provided bootleg alcohol during prohibition. It is also reported that there was at least one brothel in the area.
The descendants of the Hauges, one of the original homestead families, established a lake front amusement park on the southeastern shore, including water slides, boating opportunities and other amusement park amenities.