6.7 out of 10

Seaview

Ranked 40th best neighborhood in Seattle
47.551600574589 -122.392662830507
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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

"Quiet West Seattle Community With A Secluded Coastal Drive"

A quiet community, nestled on the coast, between the Genessee, Fairmount Park and Gatewood neighborhoods. Seaview's boundaries are SW Edmunds Street on the north, California Avenue on the east, the intersection of 48th Avenue and Beach Drive on the south, and Puget Sound on the west.

Coveted property, for obvious reasons, lies along Beach Drive. This is a gorgeous drive, on the way to Alki Beach. Most of the neighborhood is residential, with many businesses along California Avenue. Places to highlight are C & P Coffee (www.candpcoffee.com) and Chittenden Bed & Breakfast (www.chittendenhouse.com - located in the southern portion of Seaview).

Recreation options are plentiful in surrounding areas, but the Morgan Junction Park (http://bitly.com/b0RAWW) is within Seaview's jurisdiction. It is a simple space, across from a pub and host to many events throughout the year, having just been dedicated in June 2009.

Access is a challenge, with many surface streets to traverse before reaching the West Seattle Bridge or Highway 99 (Southern route towards South Seattle or Sea Tac Airport). Serenity is king, however, especially along the coast, which is separated by a wooded section. For those seeking refuge from the noise and chaos of the city, this is the place to settle.
Pros
  • Quiet Community
  • Good nightlife venues
  • Excellent cafes
Cons
  • Long commute to downtown
  • Lack of parks within neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
2yrs+

"More of a fishing village then a neighborhood in Seattle"

You can never beat an area in Seattle that has an ocean view. A lot of the city has them, or is close to them or is in driving distance of one, but the Seaview Area actually lives up to its name of having the Seattle Ocean view.

The area is in several stages of development with condo buildings in different stages of construction, but no new ones have popped up recently and the construction isn’t distracting or causing the area to lose its charm.

Seaview has a great boatyard named after the area that handles all types of repairs. The neighborhood is relatively quiet even with some of the ongoing construction and it tends to be a low key area with kind of a beach town feel, the community is friendly and accommodating and it seemed that everyone knew at least every other person that passed them on the street. Over all it’s a sleep-kind of small town feel that seems more like a fishing village then a neighborhood in Seattle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Green Streets, Active Comunity"

The environment in Seaview is tranquil with ample greenery. It’s a quiet neighborhood, where most of the outgoing or through traffic is the bus line. This is a close-knit community with an effective and active neighborhood watch program, made up of young families and their pets. There is a lot of growth in the Seaview, with lots of condos coming up and other development, which is met by marginal degrees of concern and excitement. While more people living in Seaview is sure to attract more businesses (notably a pizza restaurant and a tavern on the way) and more city attention (like a park in development), these attractions are sure to also bring more people into the neighborhood.

I’m definitely a fan of Guadalajara, a family-friendly Mexican joint off of California Avenue, and I usually suggest it if I’m visiting over here. I’m a big fan of their carne asada and camorones saute, but if you’re just dropping in for a drink the appetizers and margaritas are pretty good. Like other Mexican restaurants, they serve chips and salsa, but it’s all very much more authentic (and delicious) than one of the Mexican chain restaurants like Azteca. They’ve got a great selection of vegetarian selections, too!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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