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Seattle Neighborhoods Blog about West Seattle's waterfront Alki community

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Alki Waterfront Real Estate Update….

Alki is a beautiful Seattle waterfront neighborhood and the original as well….  

Are you interested in Alki waterfront property? You can find Alki waterfront homes on our Alki neighborhood page and these include Alki waterfront condos, Alki waterfront townhomes, and other types of Alki waterfront property. In addition if you are interested in the neighborhood of Alki, you might want to check out our Alki Blog for all things Alki and Alki real estate.

We have a lot of water in Seattle and there are some premium Seattle waterfront neighborhoods in many parts of the city and Seattle suburbs. You can find Seattle waterfront homes for sale on our Seattle real estate website.  In fact we have many talented and well qualified Seattle waterfront real estate brokers at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate!  Whether you are a buyer or seller we can help guide you through the intricacies that are involved in Seattle waterfront real estate.

Regardless of where you are looking for Seattle area waterfront homes, we can probably find something that might suit you and we have many brokers that specialize in the best Seattle waterfront neighborhoods and suburbs to get you the care and diligence you need.

 

Sustainable West Seattle Homes on Green Home Tour

Sustainable West Seattle Homes on Green Home Tour

This Earthday April 21st and 22nd offers many wonderful and creative examples on what “Green” Means. The NW EcoBuilding Guild  is putting on a great free home tour. There are 5 homes featured in the West Seattle and South Seattle pod. This tour is self guided. Just print up a map online or pick up the April Copy of Natural Awakenings for the all the information.

Here’s an idea of what you can tour:

Envision Homes:

Hope for a clear day for breathtaking views from this one.

Envision Homes in West Seattle

 

A (Little) Mighty House:

Which will include a live solar installation on Saturday the 21st.

Mighty House Front Door

 

Lemon Drop Addition:

Accomplished on a tight budget.

LemonDrop Addition

Waterhaus:

Greenpod workshops included

Greenpod Intelligent Environments

 

Westside Heat Conversion:

Want to know what radiant ceiling heat panels are?

Westside Heat Conversion + Bath Remodel - In Progress!

 

Does all this inspire you? Then check out the most current green homes on the market.

 

 

KIM MULLIGAN

Realtor Green, Eco-Broker, Built Green Professional

kim@cooperjacobs.com

206-579-9066

 

Alki – Water Taxi

 
Alki – Water Taxi

Alki Beach is connected to downtown Seattle’s financial district by ferry known as the water taxi. It takes approximately 10 minutes to cross Elliot Bay on the King County Water Taxi that docks at Pier 50 in Seattle and Seacrest Dock in West Seattle. The sailing schedule can be viewed at http://www.kingcountyferries.org/.

Alki waterfront water taxi

Since 2010 the water taxi operates year round. It used to only sail during the months of April through October.  The ferry was cancelled for awhile back when the first bridge was completed over the Duwamish River. West Seattle is the birthplace of Seattle and is the oldest neighborhood. The first ferry system linking West Seattle to downtown Seattle began in December 1888. It has undergone many changes and is more efficient now providing passage for 500 – 1,500 commuters and tourists every day. The only downside may be the trip is so routine for the taxi’s captain & crew and the modern boats are so efficient that the trip goes by too fast. There are countless photo opportunities with spectacular views from the water taxi and no trip is the same. Constantly changing weather conditions make for exciting stories. Enjoy the ride!

If you are interested in Alki waterfront homes for sale  please let us know.


 

Sunshine in Seattle Finally!

Time to get out there and check out the Brokers Opens today – report back later…

Seattle’s Waterfront Alki Neighborhood – Alki Current Homes For Sale

You can search for Alki Homes For Sale or other Seattle real estate on our Cooper Jacobs Real Estate page – updated through the MLS automatically to show all listings from all brokers.

**This is a feed form the MLS so data will not be historical, but rather current no matter the date of this post.

Alki Real Estate Market – Let’s Take A Peek At The MLS…

You can search for Alki Homes For Sale or other Seattle real estate on our Cooper Jacobs Real Estate page – updated through the MLS automatically to show all listings from all brokers.

**This is a feed form the MLS so data will not be historical, but rather current no matter the date of this post.

Alki Waterfront Real Estate For Sale

 

Seattle waterfront neighborhood Alki has some interesting homes for sale right now – Both Alki waterfront condos for sale and Alki waterfront homes are included in the round up from the MLS.

There are 6 Alki waterfront properties for sale right now in the MLS – this does not include any FSBO properties. Of the 6 waterfront homes, there are 3 waterfront Alki condos including an over the water condo at Harbor West. These are all on Beach Dr SW and Alki Ave SW. There are two single family waterfront Seattle homes – one is listed as both a vacant property with plans included or it is also listed as a regular Alki MLS listing. These are on Point Place SW and Beach Dr SW. There is one other non traditional residential MLS listing in Alki – it is the entire lower half of a very cool Alki beachfront home! The prices for the Seattle waterfront homes range from $367,000 to $1,199,000.

Please let me know if you have an Alki property you would like to sell or if you would like more info on these properties. Thanks!

Alki Community Center Hours Changing

According to their site, the Alki Community Center will be reducing hours of operation due to budget shortfalls.  Unfortunately, this means that the Alki Community Center becomes a limited use facility.

alki neighborhood seattle

Current Alki Homes For Sale

You can search for Alki Homes For Sale or other Seattle real estate on our Cooper Jacobs Real Estate page – updated through the MLS automatically to show all listings from all brokers.

**This is a feed form the MLS so data will not be historical, but rather current no matter the date of this post.

West Seattle Phenomenal Whale Tail Playground at Alki Park

alki beach playgroundAlki’s Whale Tail Playground in Alki Park is just a block from the beach and full of great things! Let’s start with the amazing fact that the Whale Tail sculpture that is the very namesake of this playground is by famed Washington artist Rich Beyer (think People Waiting for the Interurban in Fremont). The Whale Tail and the Coast Guard Dory are the only remainders of an outdated playground with equipment from the 1950s. Luckily the neighbors got together and made great things happen here with the expert guidance from what is in my opinion Seattle’s Best Landscape Architects at Susan Black & Associates.

Charles Warsinske at SB&A is the landscape architecture genius behind this playground. He incorporated two of the original features of the derelict park, but in a way that made them really make sense. The playground is in a ¼ acre corner of Alki Park and meant to really reflect the historic seaside environment that embodies Alki itself.

alki beach

The Whale Tail sculpture itself has always been played on and the new material under it is soft and squishy making it safer for falls that inevitably happen. It also doubles as a very artistic representation of the natural ripples that a whale would make diving back into a lagoon. In fact, there is a lot of public art to go along with the basic functionality of the play structures themselves at this playground.

alki beach

What I really like about the park personally is that I can sit and watch my toddler and still be able to look across the playground and keep an eye on my older daughter. Amazingly, this was intentional on Mr. Warsinske’s part. It is thoughtful details such as this that make this park very popular and an extremely special place.

Where can you find Whale Tail Playground?

West Seattle’s Alki neighborhood at

5817 SW Lander St


Are you interested in West Seattle or Alki Real Estate?

There are some amazing Alki homes in this popular Seattle waterfront community! Let us know if you want to see any of our favorites!