West Seattle

A large, vibrant area known for its unique neighborhoods, stunning waterfront views, and community.

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Welcome to West Seattle

West Seattle is a large, vibrant area known for its unique neighborhoods, stunning waterfront views, and strong community feel. It's like a city within a city, offering a mix of urban and suburban experiences with a laid-back, coastal vibe.
 
Eateries: West Seattle's dining scene is eclectic and diverse, with a range of options from casual beachside eateries to fine dining. Notable spots include:
 
The Matador: A lively spot known for its Tex-Mex cuisine and extensive tequila selection.

Marination Ma Kai: Offers Hawaiian-Korean fusion dishes with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline.

Tomo:

Il Nido:

Bakery Nouveau: A beloved bakery famous for its pastries, bread, and chocolates.

Services: The area is well-equipped with essential services, including healthcare centers, beauty salons, fitness studios, and pet care. West Seattle also boasts a vibrant arts scene, with galleries, theaters, and music venues supporting local artists.
 
Shopping: West Seattle's shopping experience ranges from the Westwood Village shopping center, with its major retailers, to the Alaska Junction, the neighborhood’s commercial heart, offering boutique stores, thrift shops, and specialty grocery stores.
 
Grocery Stores: The area has a variety of grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and Whole Foods, along with local markets like the West Seattle Farmers Market, which offers fresh, locally-sourced produce and goods.
 
Schools: West Seattle is home to a number of highly regarded public schools, such as West Seattle High School and Lafayette Elementary. There are also several private and charter school options, including  Westside School, Holy Rosary School and Seattle Lutheran High School.
 
Navigation: West Seattle is well-connected to the rest of the city, despite its perception as being somewhat isolated, although it can be a quick 10 minutes to get to downtown. It's served by several major roadways and bus lines, and the West Seattle Water Taxi offers a scenic commute to downtown Seattle.
 
Parks: The area is renowned for its extensive parklands, including Alki Beach Park, which is famous for its sandy beaches, volleyball courts, and stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Lincoln Park is another gem, offering forested trails, a heated saltwater pool, and beach access.
 
West Seattle combines the charm of a close-knit community with the amenities of urban living, making it a popular choice for residents who value both convenience and a relaxed lifestyle. Its natural beauty, combined with a strong sense of local identity, creates a vibrant community atmosphere.
 
 

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Overview for West Seattle, WA

7,770 people live in West Seattle, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $73,078. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,770

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$73,078

Average individual Income

Around West Seattle, WA

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

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
93
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
54
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Molly's Bottle Shop, Seoul Bowl-Westlake, and Continent Books & Music - Russian language bookstore.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.48 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.6 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.13 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Seattle, WA

West Seattle has 3,681 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Seattle do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,770 people call West Seattle home. The population density is 23,559.185 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,770

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35

Median Age

48.04 / 51.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,681

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$73,078

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in West Seattle, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby West Seattle. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
West Woodland Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available

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