Leschi

Perched atop Lake Washington with fantastic views, a harbor and a charming business district, Leschi has a very casual, laidback feeling. Close to downtown, the scenic drive out to Leschi puts you in a relaxed state of mind – far from the frenzy of the city.

Residences in Leschi include condominiums (especially along the lake), refurbished bungalows and craftsman, contemporary styles, bricks, Tudors and mid-century ramblers. Curvy streets wind away from the lakefront, which means many residences get at least a partial lake view. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer described Leschi as "not an exclusive enclave for the rich, despite its million-dollar lakefront homes" and a "home to a racially and economically diverse group of people." The area "mix[es] stately turn-of-the century houses with far more modest homes".[1] There are many parks from the popular Leschi lakeside park to pocket parks spread throughout the neighborhood.

With median income hovering in the upper $50Ks, the 30-40 year olds prevailing at 40% of the population, and a strong showing of “multi-lingual urbanites” this is a vibrant area in which to live. Although a friendly place to raise a family, only 22% of residents do have kids.

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