Alaska Junction, West Seattle

In April 1907 two streetcar lines connected SW Alaska Street to California Avenue SW, creating "the Junction" of West Seattle. Alaska Junction quickly grew into a prosperous business district consisting of physician offices, grocery stores, lumber companies and hardware stores. To this day the district still thrives, now offering residents and visitors the best shopping, dining, and services in West Seattle. Shopping ranges from trendy clothing boutiques to funky record stores, toy stores and pet stores. Real estate offices, tech services, and art galleries also populate California Avenue with a variety of dining options from brew pubs to pizza, sushi, cafes and bakeries, teriyaki, and fine dining.

With one of the highest walk scores in all of Seattle, real estate in Alaska Junction is for anyone wishing to live within walking distance of schools, parks, bus lines, and a variety of shopping and dining establishments in a trendy yet safe and cozy neighborhood. Homes for sale in Alaska Junction range from charming Craftsman houses to contemporary condos and townhomes with features such as large kitchens with stainless steel appliances, master suites with walk-in closets, and open floor plans with lots of light. Some homes for sale in the Junction also feature stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, downtown Seattle, or Mount Rainier.


by Charles Burnett