"Outstanding views on a main arterial"
Like most homes in the area, the ones on Olympic Way West are huge mansions interspersed with some large apartment buildings. The ones on the south side of the street have magnificent views of Puget Sound and the community at the base of Queen Anne hill. North side homes and apartments that are high enough also get the views, though sometimes its no more than a peek-a-boo or obstructed. Like all neighborhoods in the area, the street is incredibly green, with tall trees and flower gardens in the front and back yards of these homes. The street cuts through the hill, so some of the houses sit above the street, while others are right on the road. A somewhat winding access gets you to the main streets leading to downtown or the highways, though the small business community a few blocks away at the bottom of the hill affords residents some great shopping, dining and entertainment.