Westlake has a low violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Seattle.
Planning your move to a new city has never been easier! Don't let the unknown costs hold you back - use moveBuddha's Move Estimate Tool to get a personalized, instant moving estimate in just a few clicks. Make an informed decision, and confidently embark on your exciting new adventure. Try it now and experience a seamless transition to your dream city!
Westlake is a neighborhood, as you no doubt surmised, on the western shores of a lake – central Seattle's Lake Union, to be specific. This is a dense area but doesn't have much of a community feel.
While there are a good number of amenities, it's not particularly exciting and you won't find much nightlife or shopping. However, Westlake is centrally located so you're only minutes away from great options in adjacent neighborhoods.
Thanks to the boom in neighboring South Lake Union there is increasing residential development here. For housing take your pick from single-family homes, condos, townhomes, apartments, and even houseboats (including the one from Sleepless in Seattle). Parking can be difficult here so to avoid the daily hassle of cruising the streets looking for a spot, make sure your home comes with parking.
Westlake is bordered on the north and east by Lake Union, on the south by South Lake Union, and on the west by Queen Anne.
Downtown Seattle: 2 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 13 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 80 minutes by transit
Redmond: 15 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Winner of the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Wine Program Award.
Your Place for some of the Best BBQ and Drinks.
Photo Credits: Thanks to @styleannedesign, @theartsynerd, @korieyang, @twoktx, @msfeistyone4u, @california_holic, @sbdc.creative, @sixminutesintheredcha, @lindseyc73, @bestbrunchseattle for your great photos of this neighborhood!
Do you have photos you'd like to share? Send 'em in to email@example.com.
© 2023 GoodMigrations LLC. All rights reserved.