For best results, use a real estate agent as your apartment locator. The city has the following neighborhoods.
** Turtle Rock:** Just as in much of Lake Forest Park, this neighborhood's winding roads, lack of sidewalks and thick groves of trees make it feel more rural than suburban. The only turtles crawling around are garden effects. Lyon Creek snakes through several backyards but remains hidden from public streets because of the heavy foliage. One apartment complex, Canterbury Court Apartments, just misses being part of this neighborhood because it's across the street from the northwest border.
Brookside: The brook in question is McAleer Creek, which is mostly buried behind residential backyards. It is visible from Pfingst Animal Acres Park, where a salmon viewing platform affords views of the annual salmon releases. The southeast corner of this neighborhood contains Lake Forest Towne Center, which acts as the central square. It's mostly a shopping area but does contain City Hall, the public library, and the police station.
Sheridan Beach: This area contains the only complexes in the city, including Watercrest Apartments, which has 1-3 bedroom floor plans, covered parking, fitness center, and sauna. If you want studio apartments for rent, try Woodland North. Renting an apartment or house in Sheridan Beach automatically gives you membership to the Sheridan Beach Club, which boasts private beach on Lake Washington and a pool that's known for its swim team. The Burke-Gilman Trail, a popular walking and biking trail, enters here from Seattle. The city's restaurants, stores, and other commercial spaces line Bothell Way NE, which also supports most of the bus routes.
Horizon View: On the shoreline, Lyon Creek Waterfront Park affords the only public access to Lake Washington. Move further inland and you go up until you reach Horizon View Park. At about 500 feet or so, it's the highest point in Lake Forest Park. Rec facilities here include a play field, basketball half-court, tennis court, and a pretend red train. The greens are open to dogs as long as they remain on a leash.
If the proliferation of plants doesn't convince you of the local commitment to the environment, the Green Fair, held in March, should. Learn about substituting household chemical products with green alternatives. Running from Mother's Day to the second week in October, the Farmers Market rewards health-conscious consumers with fresh produce every Sunday. In July, you can admire juried work during Craft Day. Come October, the Lake Forest Park Civic Club invites you to the Annual Pumpkin Carving Event mid-month and then to Costume Party with a live band nearer to Halloween.