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The new (old) frontier - All of my friends are moving to West Seattle. I only have myself to blame. After all, I sold them homes there. But having sold plenty of real estate in West Seattle and spending more and more time there, I'm beginning to understand the draw. West Seattle is simply too large and diverse to be called a "neighborhood". In fact, West Seattle has between 5 and 10 distinct neighborhoods of its own, depending on who you ask. And virtually everything that Seattle as a whole has to offer, West Seattle has in a smaller, microcosmic form. Waterfront, stunning views, beautiful parks, arts, entertainment, fine dining, shopping, a ferry terminal, a great public golf course, and plenty of rain. West Seattle's blog, WestSeattleBlog.com is a popular area forum and is famously funny and well-written. Nearby transportation construction projects, while inconvenient, haven't cut West Seattle off from the rest of the city nearly as much as many had feared. West Seattleites can get to downtown Seattle as fast, if not faster, than folks living in Ballard. And with home prices far more affordable than those in many areas of Seattle, it's not hard to figure out why so many people are deciding to make West Seattle their home.     

Alki - Alki Beach, unquestionably Seattle's most "beachy" beach, is also arguably its most popular. Relatively desolate during the winter months, once the weather gets nice, watch out. Visitors to Alki enjoy volleyball, watching marine life, jogging, walking, sidewalk surfing, and suntanning. During summer weekends, parking anywhere near Alki becomes virtually impossible, a problem only made worse by virtue of the fact that Alki is a popular cruising destination. Hundreds of drivers trying to find parking + hundreds of drivers not trying to find parking = gridlock. Other than the beach, Alki features a random assortment of restaurants. Because the captive clientele drawn to the beach are paying more attention to the views and the people watching than the food, dining establishments on Alki don't need to strive for culinary excellence the way restaurants in other neighborhoods do. And you can tell. There are a few exceptions who offer very tasty beach-side fare, but I won't name names (Duke's, Salty's, and Cactus).

The Junctions - The other sections of West Seattle worth elaborating on are "the Junctions". California Avenue SW runs from the northernmost tip of West Seattle, south nearly 2 miles to SW Thistle street and has three major junctions, populated densely with businesses of all sorts. The junctions are located where California Ave crosses SW Admiral Way (Admiral Junction), SW Alaska Street (Alaska Junction), and Fauntleroy Way SW (Morgan Junction). The Alaska Junction is the biggest and most popular of the junctions and is, for all intents and purposes, the center of West Seattle. Highlights of the Alaska Junction are Cupcake Royale, Easy Street Records, and Jak's Grill

Seattle addresses. West Seattle prices,  - As mentioned earlier, West Seattle is still relatively affordable! The average home price in West Seattle in the last 12 months was just over $400,000, but that number is skewed dramatically by drastically higher prices of waterfront and water-view properties. If you remove properties within 5 blocks of the beach, the median home price in West Seattle was under $350,000, with plenty of single family homes still selling for less than $250,000. 

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