6.5 out of 10

Roxhill

Ranked 48th best neighborhood in Seattle
47.5288128661745 -122.371078657027
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Younger Community With A Shopping Center In Its Front Pocket"

An affordable area, with its claim to fame being the Westwood Village Shopping Center. The neighborhood is located in West Seattle, in an area between 35th Avenue, Roxbury Street, Othello Street, and 27th Avenue (roughly).

Smaller, one story homes dominate the landscape. Lower, middle class families are located primarily in the south, near Westwood Village. The median age for Roxhill is around 35, younger than the neighborhoods to the west like Fauntleroy.

The presence of Westwood Village brings daily visitors from around West Seattle, since no other large shopping center exists in the vicinity. This reality may or may not be desired by many residents, as it does take away much of the residential feel which is so prevalent in the southern half of West Seattle.

Two main green spaces, Roxhill Park an EC Hughs Playground, provide a recreational outlet with paths, play areas, water fun, and some sporting facilities. Apart from the shopping center, several businesses line 35th Avenue.

Access to downtown and the airport are fairly good, except during high volume commuting times. The bottleneck of the West Seattle bridge and dense truck traffic on Highways 99 and 509 continue to plague this part of the city. However, West Seattle offers plenty of services and recreational activities which don't require residents to leave the area all that often.
Pros
  • Large shopping area
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Small houses (Especially near shopping center)
  • Longer commutes to downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A Nice Place to Call Home"

The great thing about Seattle is that it has a mix of everything in every area. Some areas have more homes than other, some or more restaurant and storefront heavy. The Roxhill area of Seattle is a little bit of both with homes, apartments and condos as well as a great shopping center – Westwood Village – where you can get your shopping needs met and not have to venture outside of the area to hunt up that treasure you’ve been seeking. Jamba Juice is the place I visit when in the area and a lot of other mall-type fare is in this shopping village. Parking is not that great so plan to hike it from your car to the store you’re hoping to visit.

Not all the homes and apartments are topnotch but that helps make them affordable and accessible to all Seattle residence, helping to make the neighborhood a nice place to call home. It’s a great place to live in Seattle especially if you have small children because Roxhill Elementary is a great school that looks new and boost good class size. All-in-all Roxhill is a good place to hang your hat.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Retail and Residences"

Roxhill is mostly residential areas, with a focal point of retail commerce. Westwood Village in Roxhill is a strip-mall resurgence in stark contrast to the closed shops and mischievous elements in play a decade before. Westwood Village has attracted many retail standbys like Marshalls and Target, as well as strip mall necessities like Barnes & Noble. The real leverage and value that Westwood Village brings to Roxhill is a place to shop that’s not far from home, even though it services much of West Seattle by being a stop on the bus routes.

Roxhill isn’t all about retail, there are a lot of great areas suitable for field sports, picnics, and just getting some outdoor time. These green areas are interconnected between themselves and with others throughout the city, which add to a certain community spirit. Compounding the neighborly appeal are a few good schools and frequent events put on by, in, and for the neighborhood. It’s definitely a great place to have a family, if your financial situation meets the requisite amount to meet the cost of living.

There are a couple of restaurants that I usually try to stop into when I’m in Roxhill. On my short list is Giannoni’s Pizzeria in Westwood Villiage, where I get a huge slice of pizza with all kinds of specialty toppings for a couple of bucks. For dinner, head to Vatsana Thai Restaurant for ginger slamn and some exceptional pad see iew. It’s got great décor and food, even if the location feels like a strip mall.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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