The first official neighborhood in West Seattle, North Admiral is perched on a hill with spectacular views of Elliot Bay, Downtown Seattle, and the surrounding mountain ranges. This is a tight-knit community and dates back to some of the first pioneer families who came to Seattle in the 1800s.
Given the neighborhood's age, the housing stock here tends to be older and similarly distinguished. Single-family homes in Tudor-, Craftsman-, Colonial-, and Victorian-styles are the norm.
California Avenue, in the center of the neighborhood, is where you'll find its businesses. North Admiral offers coffee shops, a diverse mix of restaurants, unique boutiques, toy stores, and more.
Get outside and walk through the old growth forests of the 53-acre Schmitz Preserve Park or head to the Hiawatha Community Center for athletic fields, a running track, wading pool, and trails. During the summer this center also hosts a concert series. Residents set up blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics on the grass to hear local musicians.
There are several excellent schools in the area.
Downtown Seattle: 7 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 16 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 90-95 minutes by transit
Redmond: 22 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 70-75 minutes by transit
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