Get to Know the Seaview Neighborhood of West Seattle

The Seaview neighborhood of West Seattle is aptly named for the extensive Puget Sound shoreline comprising its western boundary. Other boundaries are SW Edmunds Street to the north, California Avenue to the East, and the intersection of 48th Avenue and Beach Drive on the South.

Seaview is a quiet neighborhood of a number of single-family homes and condominiums. The waterfront properties are very popular, and the most desirable properties are located on Beach Drive. Many homes in this area have spectacular vista views of Puget Sound and the mountain peaks. The neighborhood is proximate to a variety of recreational venues and activities, including Lincoln Park and the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal.

Homes in Seaview that have been on the market are commanding higher prices than in the last several years. Seaview and West Seattle have become an area with a terrific vibe and an ideal location for a “fun” lifestyle. In and around Seaview there are great restaurants, good shopping, and even a Trader Joe’s, as well as a Whole Foods currently under construction. Some of the most popular independent businesses are Bakery Nuevo, Husky Deli, and The Beverage Place. There are a number of brewpubs offering locally brewed beer. In fact, Seattle is home to one of the country’s largest concentrations of breweries.

Seaview is a perfect neighborhood for those who value peace and quiet, a neighborly environment that is both clean and green, easy access to public transportation, and views of Puget Sound. With a local park and access to water activities, it is popular with families, professionals and retirees.

Seaview by the numbers:

Population density: Seaview – 5,414 people per square mile; Seattle – 7,401 people per square mile.

Median household income: Seaview – $75,492; Seattle – $61,037.

Average household size: 2.0 people.

Average estimated value of detached houses (2010): Seaview – $473,596; Seattle – $565,508.

If you are searching for a home in a quiet, semi-secluded neighborhood with spectacular views, Seaview might be a good choice for you.

Ken Urman
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