This alternate history related article is a stub. You can help by expanding it. Alki is a city in the US state of Washington, situated around Alki Bay and on Puget Sound. The city is considered the northern anchor of the Alki-Tacoma-Olympia metropolitan area in western Washington, although the smaller city of Port Gardner is also often referred to as the northernmost terminus of the metropolitan area.
Alki is the second-largest city in Washington (after Tacoma) and is built along the confluence of the Duwamish River and Alki Bay. While the initial settlement was built on Alki Point itself, the city's financial district developed along the eastern shore of the bay in the early 1900's and Alki Point itself, typically referred to as West Alki, became an affluent suburb over time. The city has a population of about 225,000 as of the 2010 census, making it only slightly larger than Spokane in eastern Washington.
The city is known for its tough, gritty blue-collar image thanks to generations of railroad and dock workers and its rich history of labor unions. The city is bordered to the south by the city of Duwamish and to the north by Kingstown, which lies across Lake Union and Portage River from the city's northern neighborhoods. It is bordered to the east by Lake Washington, to the west by Puget Sound and Alki Bay, and to the north by Portage River and Lake Union. Alki is the seat of Washington County.