On the west side of the peninsula, Fauntleroy is a hillside community with fabulous views of Puget Sound and nearby Vashon Island. The Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal is the eastern terminus of a Washington State Ferry line that goes between the islands and West Seattle.

Like most West Seattle neighborhoods, Fauntleroy is hilly, woodsy, and most of all, stunning beyond words. New residents choose from hillside bungalows with incredible views of Puget Sound or craftsman homes tucked on quiet wooded lanes with large lawns. Fauntleroy feels more like a small seaside town than a neighborhood in a huge metropolis, and this is likely its greatest asset. Visitors and residents should take notice of Lincoln Park—a 135-acre wonderland filled with beaches, dense pine forests, tennis courts, ball fields, and a heated salt-water pool. Dining options are a bit limited, but that’s small potatoes when you live in such a peaceful and gorgeous neighborhood.

The residents of Fauntleroy are a pretty non-rowdy bunch. Most work in the professional sector and don’t mind adding a few extra minutes to their already long commute by living in this peaceful neighborhood. Only about 24% of the population here is single, and the majority of people are in a relationship. A good chunk of homes have children, but there are a fair number of retired folks here, too—over 20% of residents are age 60 or above, according to Zillow.

Check out local amenities and neighborhood statistics: http://www.areavibes.com/seattle-wa/fauntleroy/livability/