Ravenna is a neighborhood in northeast Seattle, and it is named after Ravenna, Italy. Ravenna is bounded on the west by 15th and 20th Avenues NE, on the north by NE 75th and 85th Streets, on the east by 35th and 25th Avenues NE, and on the south by NE Ravenna Boulevard, and NE Blakeley or NE 45th Streets.
Many of the neighborhood’s residents are graduate students and professors at the University of Washington, with one of the main neighborhood roads, Ravenna Boulevard, commonly referred to as “professors’ row”. An eponymous grocery has been at the same location on the boulevard since the 1920s. Cowen-Ravenna Park, located near University Village and the walking or biking route connecting Green Lake to the Burke-Gilman Trail, are popular features of the neighborhood.
Though Ravenna is considered a residential neighborhood, it also is home to several businesses such as the University Village Shopping Center. University Village and Calvary Cemetery are also in south Ravenna.