Whittier Heights is a neighborhood within Seattle, Washington.
Whittier Heights is a fairly good neighborhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic. Lastly, the greenery in this area is prominent; there are a few public green spaces close by for residents to enjoy and they are especially well-situated, which makes it easy to reach them from most locations in the neighborhood. Residents will also find that many tree-lined streets are present.
Most of the housing growth in Whittier Heights happened pre-1960. The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of this part of Seattle is an important part of its character. Home owners occupy roughly two thirds of the units in Whittier Heights while the remainder are rented. This part of the city has a choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this neighborhood. Additionally, those who are fond of dining in restaurants or cafes will have a fair number of opportunities in this part of Seattle, for example along 70th Street. Concerning education, in Whittier Heights, residents will typically be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot.
It is easy for people walking to navigate Whittier Heights; running daily errands is convenient, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by. This part of Seattle is car friendly. Accessing a parking spot is easy. However, residents using public transit may experience few options in Whittier Heights by reason of the infrequent service. Thankfully, house owners benefit from a few bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop.