Historically, West Seattle is the birthplace of Seattle proper. As the story goes, it was at Alki beach that Chief Sealth welcomed the early settlers and started what we now know as Seattle. Recently, West Seattle was featured in Seattle Magazine as one of the Best Neighborhoods in Seattle 2013.
Great for singles and families alike, Alki Beach is great for active folks that like to jog, bike, rollerblade, and play volleyball. Romantic sunsets and leisurely activities like kite-flying, beachcombing, watching ferry boats cross the Bay, and picnics round it out. Also, check out the water taxi to Downtown Seattle!
West Seattle also has a commercial district at the intersection of SW Alaska St. and California Ave. SW, called “The Junction”, with shops and cafes. In the north part of West Seattle is the Admiral neighborhood, an affluent part of West Seattle with shops, restaurants, and the historic Admiral Theater. In the southwest part of West Seattle, ferries run between the Fauntleroy station and Vashon Island.
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