I’m lucky enough to do business with local Seattle families looking to buy a home in a new neighborhood, as well as out-of-towners moving to Seattle for the first time. Even though a majority of my clients already have their favorite Seattle neighborhoods picked out, people often ask me what neighborhoods I recommend and enjoy.
Today I’d like to introduce you to the Alki neighborhood, in West Seattle. While the Alki area was home to several Duwamish villages from as far back as the sixth century, European settlers didn’t reach the area until the 1850s. By the late 1800s, however, the Alki neighborhood–and West Seattle as a whole–became a more developed commercial and industrial destination.
These days Alki Beach is one of my favorite spots in Seattle because of the Harbor Seal pups that are born on the beach every year at this time. It’s also possible to see Orcas near Alki Point, and the West Seattle peninsula has some of the most beautiful parks and and greenbelts in the area.
As far as shopping and entertainment, Alki Beach has several seafood restaurants and bars, and West Seattle boasts some quaint and interesting coffee shops, boutiques, and locally-owned stores.
Do you live in West Seattle? Share with us some of your favorite Alki spots!