Fauntleroy is a neighborhood in West Seattle with a small-town relaxed atmosphere. This is an affluent, residential community of single-family Craftsman-style homes. There is a smattering of restaurants, bars, and shops around, but no real commercial center.
But that's just fine with the neighborhood's residents: their real passion is the community. Fauntleroy hosts a number of community fairs and events – including the annual release of thousands of young Salmon into Puget Sound every spring from Fauntleroy Creek.
As you'd expect of a neighborhood overlooking the Sound, there are incredible views here and a number of great parks from which to enjoy those views. Fauntleroy Park and Arroyos Natural Area are just two spots where you can get outdoors for a run or hike and take in the scenery of the water, islands to the west, and Olympic Mountains.
Downtown Seattle: 9 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 18 miles / 40-65 minutes by car / 105 minutes by transit
Redmond: 24 miles / 45-80 minutes by car / 85 minutes by transit
Lincoln Park is West Seattle's major multi-purpose park – a nose-shaped bluff on Puget Sound just north of the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal.
No good coming to this fish and seafood house if you're on a diet.
Colman Pool is a Seattle landmark you won't want to miss this summer. It enjoys a stunning setting on the beach, the pool is heated saltwater, and if that's not enough, it features the Giant Tube Slide!
A densely wooded patch of forest in West Seattle, Fauntleroy Park has a network of trails and paths great for wandering, hiking and dog-walking.