7.1 out of 10

West Highland Dr, Lower Queen Anne

Ranked 4th best street in Lower Queen Anne
47.6295730018247 -122.357272499981
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"One of the most beloved streets on Queen Anne"

Highland Park and Westview Park typically see residents and visitors enjoying the views from this very green street. The parks, themselves, aren't large, but the views they offer attract people from all over the area. The houses in this neighborhood, like most on the southwest corner of Queen Anne, are gigantic old mansions with tons of charm. The more modern homes stand out next to the beauty and grace of these monoliths of a bygone era. Because the street cuts into the hill, homes on the north end are elevated, giving everyone access to the outstanding views of Puget Sound and the sunsets over the water. The road, itself, needs work, and the on-street parking make driving through a bit of an obstacle course. Residents enjoy the close bus stops and the monorail from Seattle Center to get them into the city. Terrific restaurants and shops at the base of the hill and the top of Queen Anne give the community enough to sustain itself without having to travel far.
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"Views, anyone?"

Truly, some of the most incredible views of the Seattle skyline and the Puget Sound are along W Highland drive. There's a reason Kerry Park is always packed, especially on sunny days and clear evenings.

High-end condos advertising retirement amenities line the north side of the street, while further west magnificent houses rise up to take advantage of the amazing prospect.

Frequent police patrols keep the neighborhood clean and safe. But the large amount of tourist traffic makes the locals a little suspicious and less friendly than some other neighborhoods in Seattle.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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