West Seattle is Seattle’s largest and oldest neighborhood. Its illusory remoteness (it actually lies only a few minutes from Downtown Seattle) is accessible by the West Seattle Bridge. West Seattle extends into Puget Sound from the southwest of Downtown Seattle while Magnolia does the same at the northwest of Belltown/Downtown Seattle to create Elliott Bay. West Seattle’s seclusion has encouraged a beach-inspired lifestyle, both in pleasant residential neighborhoods and compact business districts such as The Junction, Admiral District and Alki. All of West Seattle has homes, condos, and rentals at a good value. Many of the homes have views of the Puget Sound, both west towards the islands and the peninsula as well east towards Downtown Seattle. The West Seattle real estate, both homes and rentals, in close proximity of Alki enjoy the beaches, restaurants, and sports activities year round including rollerblading, cycling, and volleyball. Sunsets, bonfires, beach combing and sand castles are all enjoyed from this scenic spot, crowned by the ubiquitous Alki lighthouse. Alki features waterfront condominiums and bungalows, ideal for anyone who would like to live on a beach. If you are seeking a Seattle home for sale and enjoy waterfront living, West Seattle is a great place to make your next home.