5.3 out of 10

South Delridge

47.5254570015333 -122.360683908676
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 10, 2010
Editors Choice

"Good Entry-Level Community In West Seattle"

A no frills neighborhood sandwiched between Roxhill and Highland Park in West Seattle. There is not one particular feature that makes South Delridge stand out from among other locations, but it does make for an affordable entry point into this part of the city. A slender shaped community with Delridge Way slicing it in half. The boundaries are SW Roxbury Street on the south, 26th Avenue SW on the west, Holden St./SW Orchard Street on the north, and 16th Avenue SW on the east.

Demographics and Income

The average age among residents is 34, making for a younger neighborhood. Roughly half are married, but only 28% have children. The median household income is $36,849, which is lower than the Seattle average. View source of this data at Zillow (http://bitly.com/bAoiR6).

Real Estate

Home values (Ones currently for sale) range from around $150K to $550K, with most being below $400K. The lower values could be due to close proximity with a shopping village and some industry.

Culture

With affordable housing, entry-level urban singles and lower income families find opportunity here. Low income multi-ethnic groups also reside here. Of course, the working middle class is not to be overlooked in South Delridge.

Restaurants, Pubs and Coffee Houses

There are not a lot of choices when it comes to beverages and dining. Fortunately, some White Center establishments have spilled over into the neighborhood. Here are a couple to highlight... Taqueria Guaymas (http://tacosguaymas.com) - A 17 year old establishment, focusing on a diverse range of Mexican meats, Cafe Rozella (http://caferozella.com) - An artsy cafe steeped in the 20's era, and Mac's Triangle Pub (http://www.facebook.com/MacsTrianglePub) - A traditional feel with great food.

Shopping and other Amenities

A few businesses call South Delridge home. Here are a few of them, starting in the south... Center Tool Rental (http://bitly.com/9G7opi) - For over 35 years, you can still find a tool for any job, Pacific Coast Marble & Granite (http://pacificcoastmarble.com)- Custom made granite masterpieces for the home, E-Green Landscaping & Materials (http://egreenlandscaping.com), Companion Pet Portraits (http://companionpetportraits.com) - Artist, David Walega, makes paint and photography portraits of your pet, Aldrich Construction Services (http://aldrichconstructionservices.com), and Cuzzins Mobile Detail (http://cuzzinsmobiledetail.com).

Schools and Recreation Facilities

The recreation piece is slim, unfortunately, in South Delridge. Besides taking your legs to the streets and sidewalks for training, 24 Hour Fitness (http://24hourfitness.com) is about all to go on. Schools are more plentiful, including... The Community School of West Seattle (http://communityschoolwestseattle.org) - An institution committed to anti-bias practices, and Art With Heart (http://artwithheart.org) - Helping high-risk children and youth with emotional stress. The largest educational facility in the neighborhood is Chief Sealth International High School (http://seattleschools.org/schools/chiefsealth).

Medical Facilities

Despite a strong presence of medical offices, a unique care center exists for students at the high school on the west side, Chief Sealth High School Health Center (http://bitly.com/da3QmT). More specialized clinics can be noted, namely West Seattle Highline Eye Clinic LLP, on the northeast side of the Westwood Village Shopping Center (http://bitly.com/9LnvHw). On the southern edge of the neighborhood is a center which aids women with unplanned pregnancies, a non-profit organization, Birthright International (http://birthright.org).

Access

Mentioned earlier, Delridge Way SW slices through South Delridge. This arterial serves as the north/south pipeline, enabling residents to access the West Seattle Bridge or head into southern suburbs and ultimately Sea-Tac International Airport (http://portseattle.org/seatac). Looking to the longitudinal spectrum, SW Henderson Street/SW Barton Place and SW Roxbury Street serve up the best routes for reaching western neighborhoods and Highway 509. Not having direct freeway accessibility makes for some headaches when trying to use the only two local bridges (West Seattle and Highway 509) to reach I-5.

Summary

Even with a lack of robust amenities and recreational options, South Delridge is still part of the vibrant West Seattle culture. A shopping center next door, eight parks within a ten minutes' drive, close proximity to Sea-Tac airport, and a reasonably inexpensive home base for many Boeing employees give this collective some clout.
Pros
  • Ethnically diverse
  • Inexpensive housing
Cons
  • Longer commute to downtown
  • Lack of parks within neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
Oct 10, 2010

"An Affordable Place in Seattle to Live"

South Delridge is not one of those neighborhoods where you’re going to boost about your views, amenities or the fact that you have more Starbucks in your area than any other area of Seattle. No South Delridge is an industrial area with homes scattered in between cabinet makers and granite counter top businesses. However the area is not without its attractions – one of them being that the housing is pretty affordable and ranges from single family homes to condos to apartment buildings ranging in luxury and expense.

Because the area is industrial in nature not a lot of restaurants and boutiques call the area home so residence do have to travel out of their neighborhoods in order to go out to dinner or shop for a needed pair of jeans.

The best thing about the area is that it’s an affordable, clean, safe place to live in Seattle and that is what most people in the area want – a nice place to live that’s affordable. That being said this is a nice area to start your Seattle living experience in, it might not be the fanciest but it is in Seattle.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5
Apr 10, 2009

"Heavy industry with a splash of residential"

Delridge is an informal district of neighborhoods in West Seattle, Washington, bounded by the Duwamish River to the north and east, unincorporated White Center to the south, and West Seattle to the west, generally along 35th Avenue SW. Delridge includes the neighborhoods of (north to south, east to west) North Delridge, Riverview, High Point, Highland Park, South Delridge, and Roxhill.

Delridge may also be defined by land use, with the primarily residential and open space Delridge district extending west from W Marginal Way SW, and the heavy industrial-zoned lower Duwamish Waterway east of Marginal Way and north of SW Spokane Street as part of the adjacent Industrial District.

Delridge is traditionally a working class community, with most of the homes dating back to WWII. Between all of the adjoining neighborhoods in this area, retail shops and restaurants are dense.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees