The picturesque community of West Seattle boasts an outstanding quality of life. Located on a peninsula, it includes the region of Seattle lying west of the Duwamish River. The Puget Sound along with the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges wrap this lovely area in a stunning and diverse 360-degree view.
Filled with acres of parks, rolling hills and greenbelts that are fringed with beautiful beaches, West Seattle is the oldest, biggest and arguably the most photogenic neighborhood in this unique city. Real estate options in West Seattle include a fine selection of single-family homes, condominiums, apartments and townhouses.
Approximately 80,000 people currently call West Seattle home and itís not just for its signature landscape. This community is an ideal place to live, work and play. West Seattle offers a strong economy, excellent educational facilities, an efficient transportation infrastructure and close proximity to all of the culture and amenities of urban life.
Widely known for its influence on musicians and artists, Seattle has drawn craftsmen and women of all persuasions for years to the unique texture of its many distinct districts. Residents enjoy the orchestra and chamber music venues, countless performing and literary arts of all kinds, parks, fitness, theaters, museums, restaurants, bars, clubs and of course, some of the nationís best coffee shops. While the most common Seattle weather is cool and overcast, creating a mystical ambiance to the lush green hills that have earned Seattle the nickname "The Emerald City," residents still enjoy dry, sunny summers and less annual rainfall than many east coast cities.
The variety of housing options available in the vibrant community of West Seattle mirrors its diverse population. Single-family homes are most commonly found but condominiums, apartments and townhouses are also available for purchase as well. Several new developments feature the latest in conventional amenities and functional floor plans, spacious lots and a variety of styles. Existing homes in West Seattle start at just under $100,000 and brand new ones are priced at around $300,000. West Seattle's restored historic homes also start higher and the price varies depending on the type of view the property features. The overall median price for a home in West Seattle is currently around $400,000. There is a neighborhood for every taste, from family-focused areas to action-filled beachside communities and everything in between. West Seattle appeals to people of all ages and walks of life.
West Seattle Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of August 18th, 2014: homes priced around $700,988 compared to $700,988 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Tuesday, August 19th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.38%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.23%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.65%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.69%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in West Seattle WA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in West Seattle to help you find the best home!