A Few Great Things About West Seattle


Above is a short video about West Seattle.

From the lively beachfront of Alki where you can walk along the water, dine in a wide array of eateries, then enjoy a stroll or bike ride along a glorious, miles long path that hugs the picturesque coast from Puget Sound to Elliott Bay. And Lincoln Park, where you can meander through tall trees, picnic at the beach, swim in a saltwater pool, and catch a ferry to Vashon Island or the Olympic Peninsula. Plus Schmitz Park and Camp Long where you can forget the city and wander through peaceful wooded trails. And a number of other fields where you can play a game of soccer, softball or ultimate frisbee.

These residential and business areas are: Alaska Junction, Morgan Junction, and Admiral Junction. They are the most walkable centers of our community - where you can shop at vibrant local businesses offering fashion, books, food and wine, toys, home décor, bikes, art supplies, jewelry, plants and garden supplies... As the local slogan goes, “West Seattle – We Have That.” On California Avenue, you can listen to music at Easy Street and rock out on a vintage guitar at Thunder Road.

West Seattle truly has it all. Those in pursuit of wonderful outdoor activities, great restaurants, a vibrant business center, and relaxation will find it here.

There are many different home styles to choose among, from historic homes to ultra modern, townhouses and condos, tranquil wooded properties to gorgeous view homes. And I must mention the grocery stores. Metropolitan Market, Trader Joes, PCC, QFC, Safeway, and coming soon is Whole Foods. Everything is here, and more.

Live anywhere from a fairly isolated, sleepy pocket; to the highest point in all of Seattle; to the heart of the Alaska Junction with its myriad businesses and most concentrated population center. There are over 20+ neighborhoods in West Seattle. The 20+ West Seattle neighborhoods are here in alphabetical order:

  • Admiral
  • Alaska Junction
  • Alki
  • Arbor Heights
  • Arroyo
  • Beach Drive
  • Belvidere
  • Delridge
  • Fairmount
  • Fauntleroy
  • Gatewood
  • Genesee
  • High Point
  • Highland Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Marine View
  • Pigeon Point
  • Puget Ridge
  • Seaview
  • Westwood

There are options galore – seafood, steak, Mexican, Chinese, pizza, hamburgers, noodles, tapas, twice-baked croissants, freshly made ice cream, locally made beer and, of course, wonderful coffee.

Wander the stalls of the Sunday Farmer’s Market, get to know the shopkeepers who host the monthly Art Walk, enjoy first run movies at the historic Admiral Twin Theater, be entertained by live theater at ArtsWest and live music at various venues. Want more? Consult the Event Calendar on WestSeattleBlog.com, an award winning local blog that keeps us West Seattleites well informed.

Great schools at all grade levels, both public and private.

If you need to leave the West Seattle peninsula, it’s a quick drive north to downtown Seattle via the West Seattle Bridge. Take the fast King County Metro Transit Rapid Ride C-Line. It goes to downtown and then all the way to South Lake Union where Amazon and many other tech businesses are located.

And the King County Water Taxi zips across Elliott Bay between Alki and downtown Seattle, and what a nice way to start the morning. Also, a trip to Sea-Tac airport is fast by travelling down Highway 509, where there is rarely any traffic - even during rush hour. And within West Seattle, it is easy to get around any time of day.

But with all this, hopefully you'll never have to leave.

I will be glad to help you find your West Seattle home!

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