Alki is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.
The character of Alki is exemplified by its calm environment. Most areas in this part of Seattle are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor. Finally, the greenery in this neighborhood is prominent as there are numerous tree-lined streets. There are around 10 public green spaces close by for residents to visit, including Schmitz Park and Alki Beach Park, and they are very well-spread out, which makes it very easy to access them.
In Alki, most of buildings are single detached homes, and large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This area has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this neighborhood own their home while the remainder are renters. About 45% of homes in this neighborhood were constructed pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s.
A vehicle is generally needed in Alki to access the nearest grocery store. There are approximately 20 restaurants and cafes in this neighborhood. With respect to education, primary schools are convenient to get to on foot from any location in Alki. In contrast, there are no high schools in this area.
Driving is a very good transportation option in Alki. It is very convenient to park. In contrast, this part of Seattle is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is served by a few bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is usually just around the corner. Traveling on foot is not very feasible for house buyers in Alki because common amenities such as banks or hair salons can be an occasionally long walk away.