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A tightknit beachside community that booms in summer.
Studio / 1 BR
36% Complete
2 Bedrooms
60% Complete
3 Bedrooms
68% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 27 Restaurants
  • 0 Banks
  • 1 Grocery stores/markets
  • 7 Nightlife options
  • 4 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 14 Fitness options




Alki has a below average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for Seattle.


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Alki is a long sliver of a neighborhood along the water in West Seattle and holds the title as the westernmost neighborhood in the city. Its beachside location has imbued a laid-back vibe to this community, which is quiet during cooler months but bursts with tourists during summer coming to hang out on its beaches. 

Given the beach crowd that arrives with warm weather there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops to spend your time and money. Nothing here is too fancy; the dining options are pure beach casual: pizza places, fish and chip joints, burgers, and ice cream. 

Residents love the walkability of this neighborhood and boast that they never have to leave since it's got all the daily basics that you'll need. And when all the tourists leave for good after Labor Day and the air starts to cool, locals stay outside and stay warm by lighting bonfires on the beach.

Housing-wise there is a mix of single-family homes, condos, and apartments. During tourist season, street parking near the beaches can be an exercise in patience so you'll want to get a place with reserved parking or a garage.

Alki is bordered on the north by Puget Sound, on the east by North Admiral, on the south by West Seattle Junction, and on the west by Puget Sound.


Downtown Seattle: 8 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 30-45 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 17 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 95-105 minutes by transit
Redmond: 23 miles / 40-70 minutes by car / 75-85 minutes by transit

Alki Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Alki LOCAL schools

Alki Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.10 mi
Genesee Hill Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.87 mi
Madison Middle School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.88 mi
Lafayette Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:1.04 mi
Tilden School
Parent Rating:
Distance:1.06 mi


Local Flavor   Alki Local Flavor

Pepperdock Restaurant
Pepperdock Restaurant 2618 ALKI AVE SW, SEATTLE, WA 98116 MAP

This quintessential beachside restaurant does simple well with fish and chips, burgers, and ice cream. Try the cotton candy flavor!

Ampersand Cafe
Ampersand Cafe 2536 ALKI AVE SW, SEATTLE, WA 98116 MAP

No frills, friendly coffee shop right on the beach. They also serve breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and biscuits – the Hawaiian sandwich with SPAM and avocado is a hit!

Phoenecia 2716 ALKI AVE SW, SEATTLE, WA 98116 MAP

Neighborhood bistro offering tapas and small plates, pizza, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free items, and an intimate wine bar. Customers rave about the 39 Spice Beef dish.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @missnovitckaja, @alyssa.ahern, @healthisgood, @lifenlight, @bestfoodseattle, @amberaedee, @stumptownphotograp, @brocka_flaco_flame, @zaink18, @markyboy77, @bongkoy, @imsogracious, @l.h23, @argosycruises, @iwouldhoffher, @mariacgrady, @sam___spencer, @jen_chiu, @isaac_trilife for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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