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West Seattle

GET TO KNOW West Seattle

West Seattle is a dozen neighborhoods separated from the rest of town by the Duwamish River and the industrial zones that flank the waterway. West Seattle is mostly residential, with pockets of commerce and lively mainstreets (especially along California Ave) and swaths of view properties on its many hillsides. Visitors often comment that parts of it feel like the rest of Seattle felt twenty years ago...more like a small town or suburb. Part of why this vibe has been preserved is the limited transit connecting commuters downtown (causing stop-and-go traffic during rush hours), but the addition of a frequent Rapid Ride bus connecting downtown and central West Seattle has alleviated the stress for some commuters, while others close to Alki on the north end of the West Seattle peninsula enjoy the most unique and scenic commute in the city, via the water taxi that crosses Elliott Bay to downtown in a matter of minutes.

WHERE TO SHOP

Twilight Gallery: An impeccable array of locally designed clothing, jewelry and gifts, along with rotating fine art shows.

WHERE TO CHILL

Easy Street Records and Cafe: A perfect haven for music lovers, selling vinyl and CDs at front and breakfast, burgers and salads at back until 3.

WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE

Alki Beach: One of Seattle's only true sand beaches, with volleyball posts, a lively esplanade and bars and bistros galore.

WHERE TO EAT

La Rustica: Old-world pastas and tapas served in style at a converted house with a patio that is perfect in summer.

WHERE TO DRINK

Skylark Cafe: Great food and drink options, live music, art shows, open mics...it's a little of everything and it's great.
LIVE IN West Seattle
$354 k
Condo Avg.
$589 k
Single Family Avg.
$2,323
2 Bedroom Rent

Why We Love the West Seattle Neighborhood in Seattle 

West Seattle is a dozen neighborhoods separated from the rest of town by the Duwamish River and the industrial zones that flank the waterway. West Seattle is mostly residential, with pockets of commerce and lively main streets (especially along California Ave) and swaths of view properties on its many scenic hillsides. One can live, work, and play without ever leaving the neighborhood. And many multi-generational West Seattle families rarely move to other neighborhoods. 

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Alki West Seattle

Alki West Seattle

Visitors often comment that parts of West Seattle feel like how the rest of Seattle felt twenty years ago… more like a small town or suburb. Part of why this vibe has been preserved is the limited transit connecting commuters to downtown (causing stop-and-go traffic during rush hours). However, the addition of a frequent Rapid Ride bus connecting downtown and central West Seattle has alleviated the stress for some commuters, while others close to Alki on the north end of the West Seattle peninsula enjoy the most unique and scenic commute in the city, via the water taxi that crosses Elliott Bay to downtown in a matter of minutes. 

But of course, you really don’t have to leave West Seattle at all if you don’t want to – everything you could need or want is in this sprawling neighborhood. Of particular note is the Alaska Junction, Admiral, and Morgan Junction pockets in West Seattle. All of them have some of our favorite places to shop for fancy groceries, meet a friend for dinner, and just spend time enjoying the neighborhood.

A whole other world awaits in the Alki neighborhood, which is centered around Alki Beach. This West Seattle neighborhood definitely has a “California beach” vibe during the summer, and you can enjoy a staycation here for the day. Play beach volleyball, relax on the shores of the Puget Sound and sunbathe or stroll along Alki Ave where laidback cafes and eateries line the street. 

What Can I Buy or Rent in the West Seattle Neighborhood? 

West Seattle Luxury Living Room

West Seattle Luxury Living Room

The term “diverse neighborhood” is overused in real estate. But West Seattle is 12 different micro-neighborhoods squished under one label. Same goes for the types of homes and the neighbors you will enjoy in one of our favorite places in the city. One can go from a luxury home in Belvidere to a stunning mid-century modern house in Alki. You can get cozy in a tiny home in the Morgan Junction or create a super modern home like Stefanie and Joel’s home

What Can One Expect to Pay to Live in West Seattle

West Seattle Modern Home

West Seattle Modern Home

West Seattle home values are ruled by the views. The affordable pockets of the neighborhood are Delridge, Westwood Village, and parts of White Center. The homes in Admiral, Alki, Fauntleroy, and Belvidere are where you will find those quintessential luxury views and the prices that follow. We are huge fans of West Seattle because there is something for everyone in this amazing neighborhood. 

Average Home Prices in West Seattle 

Now that you have a better idea of what types of homes you’ll find, how much does real estate in West Seattle cost?  

  • Residential Home: $792K
  • Townhouses: $581K
  • Condos: $524K
  • Co-Ops: There are no co-ops in West Seattle.

Here Are a Few of Our Favorite Homes We Have Listed in West Seattle

Why We Love the Local Parks and Community in West Seattle

Alki Parks in West Seattle

Alki Parks in West Seattle

If you’re like us, then you know how important it is to live in a neighborhood with a community we love and parks that offer outdoor beauty!

West Seattle is home to acres and acres of parks to explore. It just might be Seattle’s most outdoorsy neighborhood. The 135-acre Lincoln Park is one of the biggest parks in Seattle, and as it’s located on the west side of West Seattle, it’s right on the Puget Sound. You can stroll along the waterfront trail and relax on the beach, work up a sweat at the tennis courts, or even go swimming in the heated saltwater pool during the summer. There are also lots of trails to meander through and many people here have spotted eagles and owls, plus 100s of other species. 

When you feel like you want to get lost in nature for a while but you don’t want to travel far, go to Schmitz Preserve Park. This 50+ acre park is in a pretty central location and is an old-growth forest with paths winding their way through PNW beauty. 

West Seattle is absolutely spoiled when it comes to parks and if urban greenery is your thing then West Seattle might just be the neighborhood for you.

Below are a few of our favorite things in West Seattle including a few homes we have sold over the years. 


West Seattle Has So Much to Offer

Shops in North Admiral in West Seattle

Shops in North Admiral in West Seattle

Thanks for joining us to explore Seattle’s West Seattle neighborhood. It is one of our very favorite neighborhoods in Seattle. We love the expansive scenic parks, the laidback community, and the incredible dining options in West Seattle.

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