Seattle has buses. Use them! In which case you might as well find a place to live along a line. One line at a time. Here's the next one, selected at random for the fun of it.
From Alaska to downtown in under 50 minutes? Awesome and supersonic. Oh, Alaska Junction, well, that's okay too. Metro #37 starts in Alaska (Junction), heads to the beach, and cruises Alki on the way to downtown. Five homes along a scenic route.
↑ Up and back from the beach on a 2,540 square foot lot find a 5 bedroom house that has 1.75 baths, which probably was typical for 1964. The second kitchen and entrance might be a hint as to how this $539,950 house is laid out. Prepped for roommates or in-laws or a separation of work and home life. With lots of wood flooring (and no furniture) it looks like there's lots of room for dancing.
↑ Does the miniature zebra come with the house? It must be house trained because it is in the foyer. Of course, a 3,070 square foot house would have room for a zebra, and 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Being right on Beach Drive also means being close to the water. That's worth a lot, evidently, about $685,000. Speaking of which, the lot is 6,252 square feet, so it shouldn't take up too much of your time; which leaves more time on the beach!
↑ What a difference a view makes. Just like above, 3 beds, 3 baths, about 3,000 square feet on a slightly bigger 8,625 square foot lot, but up the price to $1,295,000. What would you do with the extra $610,000? Of course, the house is newer, fancier, and oh yes, the walk to the view is as easy as stepping out onto the deck. Good to hear about the secure parking for three cars. It is sad when cars feel insecure.
↑ Ouch. Another foreclosure. The condo may only be 970 square feet, but it has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a great location - all for $229,900. For less than a quarter million you can be that close to the water and Me Kwa Mooks Park. Walk to a dollar view.
↑ Mysteries await. A ground level condo, tucked back from the street, but close enough to walk to restaurants and shops. Maybe you won't need that bus afterall. Only 1 bedroom, and smartly only one bath, and 628 square feet (why not round feet?) scales everything back, including the price. $160,000 for a place to live? Some people could buy that and be debt free. Debt free and living by the beach? Sounds like a rich life for not much money.
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