Welcome to West Seattle
West Seattle is like an oasis in the middle of the big city. It has an authentic American small town character, with safe, tree-lined streets; and its own bustling downtown—West Seattle Junction. You’ll also find Alki Beach, Lincoln Park (as well as many others), and miles of Puget Sound beach that invite a connection with nature. In West Seattle, you can experience a culture all its own.
What makes West Seattle possibly Seattle’s most livable neighborhood? It has just about everything you need, from safe tree-lined streets dotted with charming vintage homes to hundreds of acres of parks and its own vibrant downtown. West Seattle is like living in small town America... LEARN MORE
West Seattle Junction is not just a neighborhood shopping street, it’s block after block of charming fashion boutiques, cool restaurants, bars and bistros. It’s a place to dash for a quick haircut, or a great place to spend a lazy Saturday morning. And when it comes to grocery shopping, how can you go wrong when one neighborhood has Metropolitan Market, PCC, and Trader Joes (coming fall 2011), in addition to the usual suspects? LEARN MORE
Alki Beach is one of Seattle’s landmark waterfront parks with a two-and-a-half mile long pedestrian walkway and bikeway. In the summer you find walkers, runners, windsurfers, kayakers, beach volleyball players, sun worshipers, and beachcombers. You’ll also find some of Seattle favorite beachside eateries... LEARN MORE
Another huge waterfront recreation option is Lincoln Park. This park, on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound, offers 4.6 miles of walking trails, 3.9 miles of bike trails connecting the bluff to a mile of walkable beach. On the bluff enjoy grassy forests and meadows with play and picnic areas. On the beach find the unique outdoor heated saltwater pool and bathhouse... LEARN MORE
Within West Seattle are many urban trails. Running right alongside the High Point neighborhood is Longfellow Creek Heritage Trail that follows a restored urban stream as it flows from the headwater marsh in Roxhill Park to its end near Elliot Bay. Nearby Camp Long, a 70-acre wilderness park with an extensive network of trails, makes an enjoyable side trip...
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