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A beachside peninsular town, this community is perfect for those seeking a carefree life.

Overview for Alki, WA

7,425 people live in Alki, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $86,482. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46 years

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Alki Real Estate

Beachside living with an urban landscape.
A beachside peninsular town and the westernmost landform in West Seattle, this small, inviting community is perfect for those seeking a carefree life. If you enjoy a quiet life of surf and sun with the option to enjoy city life, Alki Beach homes are in an excellent destination for you.
Native Americans inhabited this area for 10,000-15,000 years before Manifest Destiny-inspired venturers settled the area. They moved to Alki in hopes of finding fortune and fame when they landed in 1851 and gave Alki the title of “Seattle’s Founding Neighborhood.”
Modern-day Alki is home to well-to-do folks, and the median home value sits at $742K. Typical Alki real estate home architecture style is specific to Seattle and is known as The Seattle Box. These two-to-three-story single-family homes were popular in the early 1900s and included Arts and Crafts, Prairie, Tudor, Victorian, and Mission styles.

What to Love

People & Lifestyle - Living in Alki, Seattle

An ideal combination of beachy, suburban, and urban, this neighborhood is full of outdoor opportunities for surfing, sun, parks, and more. Most folks who live here own their homes, and the population is a good mix of professionals, families, and ocean enthusiasts. Be ready to travel to work — the commute can be as little as 10 minutes if you’re lucky, but it can also run upwards of 60 minutes. Most folks travel by car and public transit. Fortunately, everything you need for an enjoyable life is well within reach.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment in Alki

Enjoy the beach bum life at Alki Beach or get active by taking a hike, immersing yourself in some local art, or catching a live show. Arts West, which hosts various performances throughout the year and boasts a commitment to anti-racist theater, is a great local arts institution to check out.
There are several shopping opportunities close by, including the vintage store Alki Mercantile for all your memorabilia and unique gift needs. You can snag proper beach apparel and shades for your oceanside life at Alki Surf Shop, along with adorable vintage toys like model VW buses and hacky sacks.
Feeling peckish? Duke’s Seafood is a great spot to grab fares like sustainably-caught wild Alaskan salmon sliders and North by Northwest seafood chowder. Grab an Oahu coconut bold brew and housemade blueberry streusel muffin for breakfast, or a ham and brie sandwich from Ampersand Cafe for your beach day. For a classic Italian meal, check out La Rustica and enjoy some pasta for a waterfront dinner date.

Things to Do in Alki

Parks, boat tours, kayaking tours, and classes curated by Alki Kayak are just a few of the activities available to Alki residents.
Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibition of Don Chihuly’s artwork, featuring eight galleries and the stunning 40-foot glass and steel structure, Glasshouse. Stop by the charming Log House Museum to learn about Seattle’s history.
If you’re looking for a dog-friendly shoreside hike fit for all levels, Alki homes for sale are next to Alki Trail, a 7.6-mile hike leading to Hamilton Viewpoint and Seacrest Parks. During the summer months, you can get a tour of the functional Alki Lighthouse, located in Alki Beach.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Alki, WA

Alki has 3,520 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Alki do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,425 people call Alki home. The population density is 12,882.735 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.12 / 50.88%

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Around Alki, WA

There's plenty to do around Alki, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sweet Violette, The Raven Seattle, and Taylor Tasting Tours.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.86 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.41 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.91 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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