"Huge mansions within 10 minutes of downtown"
While West Comstock Street is in a very nice area, it's one of the rattiest streets in the neighborhood. With patchy cobblestone to potholed pavement, you're dodging holes in the road as much as you are the cars parked along the street. The houses, like the others in the area, are huge and beautiful, and most have amazing views of the city skyline and Puget Sound. The roads around southwest Queen Anne can be very narrow, and with all of the on-street parking, many are turned into single-lane streets. There are several parks and schools in the area for kids as well as the huge Queen Anne branch of the public library a couple of blocks away. Residents enjoy a 10 minute commute to downtown and public transportation is plentiful, so you can avoid navigating the narrow residential streets. Businesses, restaurants, shops and recreation areas are als plentiful at the top and bottom of Queen Anne hill, including many places you can't find in other parts of the city.