The neighborhood of Bitter Lake is located within the city of Seattle, Washington.
The character of Bitter Lake is exemplified by its calm ambience. The greenery in this part of the city is prominent; parks are easy to access since there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in. Furthermore, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is reasonably good. This area is also reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic.
In Bitter Lake, the majority of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, while single detached homes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This area also has a good selection of housing size options; properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 60% of the dwellings in Bitter Lake whereas owners occupy the remainder. Roughly one quarter of homes in this neighborhood were constructed since the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1960s.
In Bitter Lake, residents will usually be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. Locals have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. With regards to eating, the nearest grocery store in Bitter Lake is typically only a short walk away. Likewise, a restaurant is usually just around the corner, and a small variety of cafes is available as well.
Physically active home buyers will enjoy the quite walk-friendly character of Bitter Lake; many common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle. The favored means of transportation in this part of Seattle is often driving. Accessing a place to park is quite easy, and most homes for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway. However, Bitter Lake is not an especially pleasant part of Seattle for moving around by public transit. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines passing through the neighborhood, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most houses.