West Shoreline

Bordering the northern Seattle city limits, West Shoreline is just 9 miles north of downtown. For kids, the Shoreline Public Schools are ranked among the best in Washington. For adults, Shoreline is also home to Shoreline Community College, a nationally recognized community resource offering a wide range of courses and career development options. Shoreline offers the conveniences of suburban living, with proximity to urban opportunities.

Get directly to Seattle on the Rapid Ride E Line.

Shoreline boasts numerous public transit options, with numerous local bus routes and a direct Rapid Ride to downtown Seattle. Just 5 miles north, the Edmonds Sounder Rail station offers a 30 minute trip downtown. Morning commute times to downtown Seattle by car average at 30 minutes, with options taking 60 minutes. Highway 99 runs directly through Shoreline, with I-5 running along the eastern border of the area.

King County Metro

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Two King County Library Branches serve Shoreline.

Offering more than 4.1 million items, including books, newspapers, audio and videotapes, CDs, DVD and online resources, the King county Library system is a wealth of information and fun. All branches have free public Wi-Fi. The Richmond Beach branch is located within the northwest corner of the area off of 196th Street, while the Shoreline branch is located just east of I-5 on 175th Street.

King County Library System


Head Start offered at Meridian Park Elementary.

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Head Start are early learning programs that help children under age 5 build skills that will get them ready for kindergarten, prepare them to excel in school and be successful as adults. There is a Head Start site in Shoreline, with many more ECEAP and Head Start options in Seattle. Use the online ECEAP and Head Start site locators to find a program that is best for you and your family.

Washington State Preschool Programs

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Kids attend Shoreline Public Schools, a top-performing district.

Shoreline Public Schools rank among the best in Washington for student achievement. There are a variety of elementary, middle and high school options depending on where you may live. Talk with your Family Navigator to find out more about the specific schools in this area.

Shoreline Public Schools

Many grocery and shopping options.

Along Shoreline's north-south corridor, Highway 99, there are many grocery options, including Safeway, Trader Joe's, Fred Meyer, Central Market and Costco (all of which are serviced by the Rapid Ride E Line). There is also a food bank operated by Hopelink located between 175th and 185th on Highway 99.

Shoreline Food Bank

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Many playgrounds, public parks, trails and beach access.

Visit Boeing Creek for picnic areas and trails, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park for beach access and an off-leash dog area, and Richmond Beach Community Park for playgrounds and soccer fields. While these are three examples, Shoreline offers many more outdoor adventure and fun opportunities. Find out more about the parks in this area online or by taking a visit!

Shoreline Parks and Recreation