Fitzgerald is a residential area located in Snohomish County in the northeastern portion of Bothell, between the Canyon Creek, Canyon Park, and North Creek Neighborhoods. It comprises 0.934 square miles and constitutes approximately 5 percent of the total city area. The area includes both incorporated and unincorporated land.
The dominant natural feature of this Subarea is North Creek, a salmon bearing stream with high quality fish and wildlife habitat features. In recent years, this habitat has suffered due to increased upstream development. The City is currently taking steps to regulate nearby development in order to preserve this unique habitat.
Fitzgerald contains a mixture of residential types ranging from large acreage single family residential to multiple family residential complexes. Higher residential densities exist in the southern and western portions of the Subarea while a lower density is reflected in the central and eastern portions. Two churches are located in the southern portion of the neighborhood along 240th ST SE. There is very little commercial development in this area.
Two structures in Fitzgerald are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Bates-Tanner Farmhouse is a fine representation of an early 1900’s (1919) farmhouse and has been preserved as part of the development of a church. The Winningham Farm is a 1915 log home with round stone chimneys.
There are no schools within Fitzgerald, but several schools are found in the surrounding Neighborhoods.
Parks and Open Space
There are no public parks located in Fitzgerald. However, short segments of public trails are located here and the City has planned for a north-south trail through the area. The utility corridors which run north and south through the eastern portion of Fitzgerald provide some opportunity for future trails.