Waynita/Norway Hill is located on the south side of Bothell. The boundaries of the neighborhood are as follows: on the north, the Tolt River pipeline and northward toe of Norway Hill; on the east, Interstate 405; on the south, NE 145th Street; and on the west, the City of Bothell boundary. The Waynita/Norway Hill area comprises approximately 1,085 acres (1.7 square miles). Approximately 627 acres are within the City of Bothell, with the remaining 458 acres being within unincorporated King County.
The dominant topographic features within the neighborhood are the hills that give the area much of its character. These include Norway Hill, which runs north-south through the center of the Subarea, and a portion of Finn Hill, which occupies the southwest portion of the Subarea. The predominantly north-south trend of the topography within the area has dictated the north-south course that transportation routes take. Due to these constraints, east-west through routes traversing the hills are minimal.
Portions of the neighborhood, namely along the north slopes of Norway and Finn Hills, have been identified as containing potentially important critical aquifer recharge areas for potable water as well as being an important source of cool groundwater input to the Sammamish River. This cool groundwater input is an important factor in the viability of the Sammamish River as a migration corridor for anadromous fish.
Waynita/Norway Hill contains primarily residential development at varying densities. Much of the neighborhoods’s residential development consists of single-family subdivisions and some multi-family developments. The remainder of the Subarea consists primarily of single family structures on unconsolidated lots of varying sizes. Existing commercial development is located at the northwest corner of the Juanita-Woodinville Way/NE 145th Street intersection and between 112th Avenue NE and I-405 north of the Tolt River Pipe Line; 100th Avenue, and 96th Avenue NE. There are also several churches located in this neighborhood.
There are no public schools within the Waynita/Norway Hill Subarea. The area does contain a private school, Cedar Park Christian School, for grades K-12.
Parks, Open Space, and Trails
The Tolt River Pipeline runs through the neighborhood and provides walking and bicycling opportunities. The Wayne Golf Course is a privately owned facility that is open to the public year-round.
Most properties listed on the Historic Resources Inventory are primarily single family dwellings. The Harries House (built in 1928) and Harries water tower, located on the Freed property at 14704 100th Avenue NE, are also listed in the Historic Resources Inventory. The neighborhood also contains remnants of the historic Red Brick Road at Red Brick Road Park. Red Brick Road was the first hard surface road between Seattle and Bothell.