West Seattle

Just a short drive or water taxi from downtown, this neighborhood is home to off-beat shops, natural beauty and plenty of character. Home to the Junction, it’s Seattle’s largest neighborhood, whether visiting Alki Beach or Lincoln Park there’s always something to be involved in.

Livability: Suburban living with Urban Core

Amenities: Everything you need to enjoy a weekend out in the neighborhood

Commute to Downtown: 5 Miles

Transit Options: Bus# C Line

Walker Score: 94

The History of West Seattle

West Seattle- the oldest and the biggest of Seattle’s neighborhoods- is both a peninsula and a state of mind. The first Euro-American settlers arrived here (on Alki Point) in 1851, but left within a few months, moving to a more agreeable location on the other side of Elliott Bay (the site of present-day downtown Seattle). Orphaned at an early age, isolated by water on three sides, West Seattle has clung to its cultural independence, remaining determinedly aloof even while fighting tenaciously for the bridges, highways, and ferries that have brought it closer to its sprawling neighbor to the east.
The West Seattle peninsula juts into Puget Sound at Alki Point, which the Duwamish Indians called sbaqwabqs (“prairie point”) in their Southern Lushootseed language. (“Me-Kwa-Mooks,” an “Anglicized spelling of [the] Lushootseed word,” later became the name of a city park located about a mile south of Alki Point [“Me-Kwa-Mooks on Prairie Point”].)

West Seattle Market Snapshot

 9/2020 compared to 9/2019

Active Listings: 310

-2%

Median Sales prices: $660k

+8%

Pending Listings: 234

+42%

Days on Market: 22

-40%

Sold Listings: 215

+38%

Interest Rates: 2.99%

-4.5%

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Laura was amazing. We had some interesting circumstances with a job change that required a very quick move. On top of being extremely knowledgeable about the market, she was so helpful and responsive in helping prepare the house for the move, from initial conversation to listing happened in less  than a week and our first offer within 24 hrs. Furthermore, when we ran into some appraisal issues, she was extremely helpful in navigating the negotiation process.” -Matt & Jess

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