Leticia Contreras, 98136, West Seattle, Gatewood
I am the true West Seattleite. Elementary, middle, some college. My family and I moved there when I was 6-7 years old. A community of all ages and ethnicities. LGBT friendly. California Ave is the main strip of shops, bars, restaurants, coffee shops. I like the quietness of my neighborhood. It’s full of parks that are small urban forests. Greatest views of Downtown Seattle, the best view of Puget Sound. Easy access to the freeway. I also think you can get more of your money when it comes to buying or renting. I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. I do spend a lot of time in capitol hill, but am learning more and more to utilize my neighborhood. Especially the older I get.