West Seattle Neighborhood
West Seattle is a hilly district in the west of the Duwamish River, surrounded by dozens of neighborhoods, a beachfront, large parks and memorable views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains.
The main commercial district in West Seattle is situated at the top of the hill, at the intersection of SW Alaska St. and California Ave. SW. Known locally as “The Junction” Here West Seattle community connects for coffee, shopping, business activities, doctor visits, dinner, drinks and camaraderie. Another commercial sector is situated near the intersection of SW Alaska St. and Fauntleroy Way SW, just east of this area.
The Admiral neighborhood is situated in the north part of West Seattle and is one of quite affluent neighborhoods in seattle. The historic Admiral Theater is the major landmark of this area. West Seattle offers ferry service to Vashon Island and the Kitsap Peninsula year around, and during the summer, to downtown Seattle.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Alki Beach is the biggest attraction to West Seattle. In summer whether you want for sun bath or watch a winter storm roll in, Alki Beach is a great place to view Seattle from a different perspective.
There are plenty of recreational opportunities nearby, including the heated saltwater pool in Lincoln Park; Schmitz Preserve Park, plenty of hiking and nature trails; and a four-mile trail running the length of Longfellow Creek.
Along the southwest slope, Fauntleroy is a private residential area that offers its residents unmatched views of the Puget Sound, Vashon Island, and the Olympic Mountains and Peninsula. Delridge is known as the industrial area of West Seattle. It is located in the southeast quarter.
West Seattle offers a nice mix of rental housing options. From apartment and condominiums to rental houses, this area offers a variety of housing types to choose from. Because West Seattle is less convenient to downtown than some of the other close-in neighborhoods, rental housing is a little more affordable. The exceptions are properties with big views or properties located right by Alki Beach.
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An idyllic escape ~ The beauty and the natural splendor of the Puget Sound are just breathtaking and once here you’ll find it hard to leave. This landmark estate offers ...
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Award winning local architect, J. Hastings designed this chic, contemporary home for a triangular lot. Views of the Seattle skyline & Puget Sound can be enjoyed from many...
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This 6,000 sq.ft. home is meticulously maintained & features an open layout w/ 6 beds & 5 baths. Large kitchen w/granite counter tops, gas range, double ovens, wine fridg...
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