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Leschi

A delightfully charming waterfront neighborhood.

Just south of Madrona, on the shores of Lake Washington, find the mellow and charming Leschi neighborhood. Coveted real estate abounds in this prime location. Enjoy a small-town feel adorned with restaurants, shops, and private offices. Leschi Market, Frink Park, and waterfront shopping and dining are a few of the neighborhood favorites. 

 

Named after Nisqually Chief Leschi, the area has long been considered one of the most scenic neighborhoods of Seattle. Marked by steep hillsides overlooking Lake Washington, Seattleites once took the cable car from Pioneer Square to enjoy it’s many splendors. 

 

The homes and condos in Leschi are situated in a splendid and diverse area while maintaining affordability. One can find a studio here in the $200s or a single-family home for under $1 million, making it a popular choice for many. 

 

What to Love

 

  • Small neighborhood feel
  • Picturesque waterfront
  • Meandering the local parks and greens space





People & Lifestyle

 

With a relatively low population, Leschi certainly feels like it’s own little pocket of paradise within the city. Many residents of this area enjoy the quaint feel of the neighborhood and one can find and interact with all walks of life here. Between the residences, offices, and shops, Leschi offers a tranquil work-life flow that is extremely appealing. 

 

Whether you are a young professional, empty nester, or growing family, Leschi is a wonderful neighborhood that offers something for everyone to cherish. 

 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

 

Leschi’s waterfront scene is always lively. Enjoying the lake here is enhanced by the tasteful local shops and flavors. Stop by Leschi Market, a mom-and-pop grocery, and browse their specialties. Take in the sights of the historic marina and engage with the locals. Need to repair your old cruiser bike? The Polka Dot Jersey is at your service, a charming bicycle shop in town. 

 

Once you get hungry, sit down at Daniel’s Broiler by the water or enjoy a drink at Bluewater Bistro. If you’re feeling exotic, Amy’s Merkato is well known for its Ethiopian groceries and cuisine. 

 

Things to Do

 

Take advantage of Leshi’s marina, parks, and waterfront trail. Quiet and peaceful, yet just moments away from downtown, this neighborhood is one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets.

 

Leschi Park, an 18-acre family-friendly space, is one of the main features of Leschi. This park features beautiful grassy hills and walking trails, a tennis court, and a picnic area. The park looks out over the marina and is a perfect place to get your steps in, enjoy nature, and connect with friends and family.  

 

Schools

 

Leschi features some excellent schools, both public and private. Some of the great options include: 

 

  • Madrona School, Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Leschi Elementary School, Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Seattle Girls’ School, 5th through 8th grade
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