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The Seattle Times

Happily unhip West Seattle attracts a new crowd

Nearly 3,900 new housing units have been built here since 2005, most of them multifamily or mixed-use developments near or along major thoroughfares. Another 1,258 have been approved or are under review.

When Heidi Matzen moved to West Seattle from Chicago two years ago, she brought with her an expansive sense of place.

"I thought nothing of driving 40 minutes across the city because that's what I was used to," says Matzen, who would bundle her two toddlers into the car to explore Seattle's parks and neighborhoods, even the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma.

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Sylvan Townhomes - Westside Seattle Homes

Craving space? Sylvan Townhomes are cleverly designed to make the best use of space. Featuring three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an attached garage.

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