West Seattle

West Seattle

Let's explore some of the unique neighborhoods that make up this charming part of town.

Welcome to West Seattle

Welcome to West Seattle, a fantastic region of Seattle that offers something for everyone! Perfectly placed along the picturesque shores of Puget Sound, this area is known for its laid-back atmosphere and a strong sense of community. Let's explore some of the unique neighborhoods that make up this charming part of town.
 
First up, we have Admiral, a neighborhood that exudes classic charm and a touch of sophistication. Here, you'll find tree-lined streets and stunning views of the water. Take a leisurely stroll along California Avenue, the main thoroughfare, and you'll discover a fun mix of local boutiques, cozy cafes, and trendy restaurants. The Admiral Theater, a local icon, offers a dose of nostalgia with its vintage marquee and eclectic film selection. With its proximity to Alki Beach, where you can dip your toes in the sand or enjoy a sunset picnic, Admiral truly captures the essence of West Seattle living.
 
Next, let's venture to Alki, a neighborhood bursting with character and beachside fun. Known as the waterfront haven of West Seattle, Alki offers a laid-back vibe with a hint of adventure. The star attraction here is the beach itself, a sandy stretch perfect for sunbathing, beach volleyball, or simply taking in breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline. Along Alki Avenue, you'll find a mix of beachfront cafes, ice cream parlors, and bike rental shops, inviting you to explore the coastline on two wheels. As you stroll along the boardwalk, you'll catch glimpses of kayakers, paddleboarders, and even beach bonfires, creating a lively and energetic atmosphere that is uniquely Alki.
 
Last but certainly not least, we have White Center, a neighborhood with a rich cultural tapestry and a thriving culinary scene. As you stroll through the streets of White Center, you'll encounter a melting pot of cultures, from Vietnamese and Mexican to Somali and Cambodian. This diversity is reflected in the vibrant array of eateries, where you can savor delicious tacos, pho, or exotic fusion cuisine. White Center also boasts beautiful parks, like the popular White Center Heights Park, where you can enjoy picnics, sports, and community events. With its warm and inclusive atmosphere, White Center offers a glimpse into the cultural mosaic that makes West Seattle truly special.
 
So, whether you're seeking breathtaking views, beachside fun, or a culinary adventure, West Seattle and its distinctive neighborhoods like Admiral, Alki, and White Center are waiting to welcome you with open arms. Come and explore this friendly and lively corner of the Emerald City!
 
Don't miss some of TeamUp Seattle's favorite West Seattle spots!
  • Tomo - Super unique restaurant in White Center with 
  • Marination Ma Kai - Hawaiian-Korean restaurant with great views of downtown Seattle.

Overview for West Seattle, WA

28,705 people live in West Seattle, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $70,540. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,705

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$70,540

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.

52
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
24
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
38
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Slice Box Pizza, T2 Cellar, and Cafe An’Clair - Fairview.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.49 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.7 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.49 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Seattle, WA

West Seattle has 13,120 households, with an average household size of 2.17. 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. 28,705 people call West Seattle home. The population density is 7,794.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,705

Total Population

High

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

39.6

Median Age

49.69 / 50.31%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 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
13,120

Total Households

2.17

Average Household Size

$70,540

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Single
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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
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
Alki Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Madison Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
West Seattle High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Lafayette Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Genesee Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Hope Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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TeamUp Seattle has been successfully creating outstanding real estate experiences for our buyers and sellers in the Seattle area for 30 years. Our business is completely built around three guiding principles that motivate and drive us each and every day with each and every client. Connect, Collaborate, and Close. Contact us today to find out how we can be of assistance to you!