Diva Dwelling: Spanish Style Belvidere Bungalow
First-time homebuyers often ask us what we think about West Seattle. This is like asking what we think about Brooklyn. It is way more like a borough then a neighborhood. It has crazy cute beach house, expensive view homes and affordable view homes, modern townhouses and swanky waterfront condos, and a level of cultural diversity that could rival any New York borough. Originally it was a pure working class fisherman’s community intermixed with summer cottages that lined up around Alki. Between the sandy beaches, the mountain/sound/city views, the amazing restaurants, Lincoln Park, diving classes, kayaking, and Salty’s there is an eccentric and expansive thriving Seattle alter ego. It’s more than a hood – it’s a destination!
Live: Both West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School (one of the few Seattle public schools that have the International Baccalaureate program) are highly coveted schools. South Seattle College is right in this hood!
Work: Despite it’s distance from the downtown core on a map, West Seattle has a plethora of transit options to the downtown, SeaTac and beyond: #21, 37, 50, 55, 56, 57 128, C Line, water taxi, Fauntleroy Ferry.
Play: Luna Park Cafe — This place is the epitome of West Seattle — quirky, fun and in a category all by itself. Oh, and the shakes are “to-die-for!”
Local Blog: West Seattle Blog