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A tiny neighborhood getting more attention thanks to the the boom in South Lake Union.
Studio / 1 BR
30% Complete
1,676
2 Bedrooms
54% Complete
2,995
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
5,595
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete
N/A

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 25 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 20 Restaurants
  • 50 Fitness options
  • 6 Banks
  • 1 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Westlake has a low violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Westlake LIKE?

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.

 

Commute:
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

Westlake Seattle Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Westlake LOCAL schools

K-5 GRADES
Queen Anne Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.49 mi
K-5 GRADES
Hay Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.52 mi
PK-1, 3 GRADES
Queen Anne Community School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.60 mi
PK-5 GRADES
Queen Anne Community School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.63 mi
PK-12 GRADES
Hutch School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.75 mi

 

Local Flavor   Westlake Local Flavor

Canlis
Canlis 2576 AURORA AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98109 MAP
canlis.com

Winner of the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Wine Program Award.

Cask & Trotter
Cask & Trotter 711 WESTLAKE AVE SEATTLE, WA 98109 MAP
caskandtrotter.com

Your Place for some of the Best BBQ and Drinks.

Museum of History & Industry
Museum of History & Industry 860 TERRY AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98109 MAP
mohai.org

Visit MOHAI and discover the secret history of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite foods.

Northwest Outdoor Center
Northwest Outdoor Center SERVING SEATTLE AND SURROUNDING AREA MAP
nwoc.com

Offering classes in sea and river kayaking, and standup paddle boarding.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @styleannedesign, @theartsynerd, @korieyang, @twoktx, @msfeistyone4u, @california_holic, @sbdc.creative, @sixminutesintheredcha, @lindseyc73, @bestbrunchseattle for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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