Rainier Beach is an affordable, ethnically diverse neighborhood in south Seattle. Its residents take great pride in their diversity and sense of community and regularly host art walks and school fundraisers. You'll mostly find single-family homes here along with a few apartment buildings. While gentrification hasn't come yet to this residential area, given development in adjacent parts of the city it's only a matter of time.
Rainier Beach has a number of green spaces, including Be'ersheva Park, Kubota Garden, Lakeridge Park, Fred Hutchinson Playground and Deadhorse Canyon Natural Area.
This neighborhood is also home to a large family-owned farm so you're likely to see horses on the streets and in the lake.
Downtown Seattle: 10 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 14.3 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 100 minutes by transit
Redmond: 21 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 75-80 minutes by transit