West Seattle is one of the prime locations in Seattle, and the area offers plenty of activities and fun for all ages. Seniors would enjoy spending time or living in West Seattle, whether they prefer being outdoors or exploring the shops.
If you want to get to know the locals, spend some time around California Avenue and Admiral Way. With everything from bakeries and coffee shops to music stores and thrift stores, you’ll spend hours browsing. The best part is most of these businesses are locally-owned with very few chains, so you get a real feel for the people.
Check out places like Bakery Nouveau, which is a small French bakery with tantalizing pastries. You’ll discover fresh seafood and other local foods in other stores. For a spectacular view of the water, while you eat, Salty’s on Alki Beach is the place to go. Find your favorite albums at Easy Street Records with a large variety of vinyl records.
West Seattle Farmer’s Market
Enjoy the delicious flavors of local foods from the area’s top farmers. This market has been in operation since 1999 and is open year round. Come by any Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM and see fresh fruit like peaches, apples, berries and melons. You’ll find vegetables, fresh cheeses, organic beef, honey and herbs, along with freshly-baked breads and other goods. Live music plays while you shop to enhance the atmosphere.
Alki Peninsula Walkway
If you want to enjoy some time outdoors with spectacular views, the walkway is perfect. Since it’s paved, the walkway offers a safe path for seniors as they enjoy different viewpoints and parks along the way. The entire path spans over five miles one way, but you can travel as much of it as you like. An adjacent bicycle trail makes a fun option for anyone who wants to see the entire length of the walkway.
Lincoln Park is another area worth spending some time in. There’s hiking and walking trails for every level of activity as well as gorgeous views to inspire you to keep going.
Enjoy a fun afternoon of golf at the West Seattle Golf Course. A view of the city is seen from anywhere on the course as you work to master your swing. The front nine is fairly level and ideal for occasional golfers while the back nine provides more difficulty to interest those who like a challenge. At the same time, the views make the extra work worthwhile.
All of these activities and businesses are what makes West Seattle unique. Daystar is proud to be part of this neighborhood. We invite you to come by and check us out if you are looking for a home for yourself or a senior loved one.