Highland Park is bordered on the north by Riverview, on the east by South Park, on the south by White Center, and on the west by south delridge. This queit “enclave” is a diverse, working class neighborhood where affordable housing is found in tree-lined, “suburban feel” streets to modest apartment buildings. Highland park is a neighborhood to get away from the city, but still be a short trip away from The Junction, downtown and airport.
WHAT IS highland park LIKE?
Highland Park is a middle-class neighborhood with a suburban feel. This quaint and diverse neighborhood with a small town feel to it is known for affordable housing. Though local restaurants and bars are slim, it’s nearby the “grittier” parts of Seattle that keep rawness and authenticity alive in their cuisine and aesthetic.
Points of attraction:
Highland Park Playground- With views of Mt Rainier to the southeast and the Cascade range to the east, this 6-acre neighborhood playground makes a beautiful place to relax or play.
Westcrest Park- 8.4 acres of land featuring an off-leash area for the pup, picnic areas, open fields, and playgrounds.
Dutchboy Coffee- A funky and very dog friendly walk up coffee stand.
Ciudad- Flavors influenced from around the globe, their menu if faced on grilled meats and vegetables. Next door, Bar Ciudad is where you can watch the planes land at the Boeing Field while drinking a cocktail.
Zippy’s Giant Burgers- Go back in time at this burger joint with vintage walls and retro burgers all made with fresh ingredients.
Highland Park Improvement Club- A unique neighborhood institution which brings the neighborhood together by hosting meetings, themed parties that features local foods and beverages, movie nights, fundraisers, wine tasting, arts & crafts, etc.
why move to Highland Park?
With Seattle’s housing prices on the rise, this neighborhood is the idea placel for individuals and families looking for affordable housing in a neighborhood that is community eccentric and has character to it. Though the neighborhood feels away from the city, it is still close proximity to downtown while surrounded by lush nature, parks and iconic PNW views.
Back to West Seattle Neighborhood page (click image below):