the general North end of Seattle has been evolving and changing over the past few years.
With the onset of the development of South Lake Union, the landscape of the area and its surroundings is growing and changing. And hence, the migration of residents into Westlake has increased as the area is becoming more walkable / live able.
I believe that the completion of the Mercer mess, will make the area more accessible and coveted in the next few years.
Let me know if I can be of further help.
George Brain is a Real Estate Broker serving Greater Seattle and the Eastside Communities