Leschi is one of the many upscale communities located along Lake Washington. With a medium family income of $84,000 and the average detached home valued at $800,000, many of the Seattle elite live in this neighborhood.
One of the many benefits of living in Leschi is the abundance of recreation and scenery. The entire community is thickly wooded, providing excellent cover and landscaping throughout the neighborhood. In addition to the heavy tree cover, there are numerous major parks in the area that are popular with area residents.
Leschi Park is a popular scenic park to the east of the neighborhood. Located right along Lake Washington, it has a hand-carry boat launch along with a boat moorage with 199 wet slips. The park also has tennis courts and a playground for children. The many paths throughout the park make it a popular location for active residents looking for exercise. It is common to find walkers, runners, and cyclists enjoying the beauty of the exotic trees and rose gardens that fill the park. The park is also a popular location to view the sailboats on Lake Washington.
Frink Park, which is located along Leschi Park to the south, is one of the lesser known parks in the area. It is also one of the most historic. This park is known for its numerous trails and wildlife. It also has the remnants of what used to be a waterfall. Efforts have been put in place to restore much of this park, including the waterfall, wetlands, and many of the trails that were once popular. The park is still popular with area wildlife lovers and bird watchers who can be seen with their cameras and binoculars in the park on a regular basis. Runners and hikers also enjoy the many scenic trails that run throughout the park and into Leschi Park to the north.