"Quiet apartment/condo living"
The majority of residences on West Olympic Place are apartment and condo buildings, though there are a scattering of single-family homes. Right across the street from these dwellings is Kinnear Park, which provides bike and walking paths and stretches from the southwest corner of Queen Anne hill up the west side. Not one of the major parks, like GasWorks and Discovery, it affords residents some natural beauty and quiet living, unlike many neighborhoods on the hill. On-street parking is always on a first-come-first-served basis, so public transportation or springing for a spot in your building's garage may be worth it. The neighborhood is close to the city, but not close enough that you feel you're living in the city. The section of lower Queen Anne on the west side offers quite a bit in the way of shopping, dining and entertainment in itself, making W. Olympic Place a convenient location to live, away from the madness of the city, but close enough to enjoy it.