7.0 out of 10


47.5447913261593 -122.354876497551
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5

"Riverview is a great area to raise a family"

The Riverview area is a neighborhood with amazing open spaced that is the home to Puget Park, Riverview Playfield and South Seattle Community College. The neighborhood is mostly residential with homes that are well out of most people’s price range. The great thing about the area is that it is filled with children’s laughter as they play and ride their bikes; it has a really great community feel, like they’ll be setting up the neighborhood block party any minute.

Puget Park is a 158 acreage hot spot and is part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt. The biggest greenbelt in Seattle a lot of small four-legged animals call it home as well as bald eagles and hawks. It’s a great place for bird watching and enjoying nature in a city setting.

One of the most frequented establishments in the area, however, is South Seattle Community College which is one of the many braches of Seattle’s two-year accredited colleges it’s a popular destination for people wanting to transfer to a four-year school or to just obtain a two-year degree.
The Riverview area is a great area to raise a family in, it’s safe and has a greenbelt, what more could a person ask for in a place to live?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The Community On Greenbelt Hill"

If it snowed more often in Seattle, Riverview would be one ideal place to sled. Well, maybe not. Anyway, they bear the infamous "Boeing Hill" that acts as a divider between West Seattle and the Eastern Industrial District, Georgetown, and Boeing's facility.

The neighborhood is hemmed in by Delridge Way SW, West Marginal Way SW, Highland Park Way SW, SW Holdent St., and Dumar Way SW. It is comprised of a residential area, Puget Park, Riverview Playfield, and South Seattle Community College.

Residents may enjoy some of the best access to the "real world" by way of the West Seattle Bridge and heading down the "hill" to Highways 99 and 509. Another perk is being so close to the South Seattle Community College. The college is one of four institutes around the city that enable thousands to begin work on a degree and eventually transfer into a four-year campus.

Recreation and green space are a large portion of this community. Puget Park, in the northeast, is 159 acres of woods and trails. It is part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest in the city. This place is easily seen from Interstate 5, when looking west before the curve to Boeing Field. Riverview Playfield, to the southeast, is the developed green space with basketball, tennis, soccer and baseball facilities. It also has a play area for the kids.

On the east side of Boeing Hill lies an industrial area, next to the Duwamish Waterway. The Duwamish Bikeway runs alongside West Marginal Way, which eventually connects up with 1st Avenue for access into downtown.

There is not a lot of small business activity in Riverview, except what is shared with Delridge and High Point to the west. An establishment at the college for wine enthusiasts is The Wine and Spirit Archive, featuring a creative team team that teaches everything related to this art.

This neighborhood boasts many large advantages, minus the small businesses that make for building more concrete community. It's close access to Boeing and SoDo are a plus, giving good reason to live here.
  • Ethnically diverse
  • Good parks
  • Access to major highways
  • Limited shopping and other amenities
  • Large industries (East side)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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