"Quiet residential neighborhood"
West Blaine Street is on the northern section of some of Queen Anne's largest and most beautiful mansions. The closer you get to the top of the hill, the more subdued the homes become - more single-family and less extravagantly-rich family. You still get the benefits of the area in terms of outstanding restaurants, shops, recreation centers and parks, without the obligation of taking a week to clean your house due to the size. Since W. Blaine Street goes through to Queen Anne Ave, residents can enjoy a 10-minute trip to downtown Seattle, plus they're only two blocks away from Galer, a main arterial that provides many bus stops for public transportation. Like most residential streets in the neighborhood, though, the street itself is less-than-desirable and on-street parking narrows the driving capacity to a single lane in some spots. There are several schools in the area, making this a great neighborhood to raise a family. Queen Anne hill is actually one of the best neighborhoods to live if you choose to stay in Seattle.