Welcome to West Seattle
All-encompassing district with close community ties
This highly acclaimed region of Seattle boasts local attractions galore, including a beach, parks, theaters, artistic opportunities, and endless recreation! West Seattle, which is so close to downtown Seattle and is composed of various neighborhoods, each with its own allure, is a superb district for you and your family.
Industrial development began along Elliot Bay in the 1870s, which prompted a residential expansion in the 1880s and 90s via the West Seattle Land & Investment Company. They started a ferry company that connected to the greater Seattle area and docked in what is modern-day Seacrest Park. The annexation was a major political feat in West Seattle, and in 1907, it was incorporated with the City of Seattle.
West Seattle home architecture styles vary greatly and include the likes of the Seattle Box, mid-century modern, bungalows, and McMansions with craftsman-style features. West Seattle is one of the more affordable regions in Seattle. Home prices range from $200K to several million
, making this a community with an abode that can fit everyone’s budget.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
With its urban and suburban vibes, this 8-mile community
is lovely for professionals, families, nature enthusiasts, and beach lovers. The area’s many single and multi-family homes make it easy to find your preferred living conditions. Most people drive to work, and commuting can generally run from 20 to 60 minutes. There are opportunities to work close to home, and many take public transit, walk, or ride bicycles to get around.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
From Bed Bath & Beyond and Marshalls to Gamestop and Wingstop, you’ll take care of all of your retail therapy and hunger needs at Westwood Village
shopping center. Paper goods, jewelry, clothing for the whole fam, and knick-knacks are just some of the items you can find at Alair Seattle Gift Shop
. Don’t forget to give some pets to Dylan, the shop dog, when you drop in!
Dining opportunities galore, and the most challenging part of living in West Seattle is figuring out which eatery to check out first! For some delicious Italian fare, stop by Raccolto
, which features house-made pasta and specialty cocktails. Tantalizing dishes like cornmeal-crusted fried prawns and prime bulgogi short rib melts can be found at Lady Jaye
restaurant. Grab some wood-fired pizza and cocktails at Mioposto Pizzeria
Things to Do
Spend a leisurely day sunbathing, surfing, or taking in some local art at Alki Beach
. For a more intense and thrilling experience, try your hand at ax throwing at Axe Kickers
. For something the whole family can enjoy, head to Southgate Roller Rink
There are various annual events to amuse you and your family in West Seattle. West Seattle Summer Fest
features live music, eats, arts and crafts, a kids zone, and even a beer garden for the adults. Harvest Fest
is a 10-day festival of haunted hot cocoa and warm apple cider, face painting, and even a haunted scavenger hunt!
For active folks, Steve Cox Memorial Park
features Mel Olson Stadium, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a foot reflexology walking path, and picnic areas. Enjoy a kayak class or guided tour with Alki Kayak Tours
, which offers Alki Lighthouse and Sunset tours, among others.
Educational institutions are plentiful in West Seattle. Some noteworthy schools include:
- West Seattle Montessori School & Academy, grades PK-8, a private school with many avenues for exploration, such as hikes, museums, farms, and local theatre
- Shorewood Elementary School, grades PK-6, a public school featuring a Highly Capable Program
- Explorer West Middle School, grades 6-8, a private school featuring outdoor education with a focus on geography, geology, natural history, and valuable life skills
- Evergreen High School, grades 9-12, a public school featuring a Spanish Dual Language Program
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