South Park

On the west bank of the Duwamish River approximately 10 minutes south of downtown is the community of South Park. Once home to Italian and Japanese farmers, the community became more industrial when a Boeing factory opened across the river in the 1930s. In the latter decades of the 20th century, South Park became more ethnically diverse, with the influx of many Latino families.

In the past decade or so, South Park has seen a time of refreshing changes. The Duwamish Waterway Park was built along the river and Cesar Chavez Park provides a place to enjoy sculptures and local art. New housing options have been built, and the older ones are gradually being spruced up. Businesses have been moving into the area as a response to the new population growth. All in all, good things are in the future in South Park.

Because of its affordability, South Park is appealing to those who make a moderate income and want to buy a home. The median age here is much younger than the city’s—32 years versus 37. There are lots of folks in their 20s and 30s, and almost 30% of households have children. Zillow also identifies ‘foreign-born urbanites’ as another major type of people who call South Park their home.

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