"A terrific street for families with kids"
West Prospect Street sports a very large playground and park for kids and adults. The houses, like most in the area, are the mansions that Queen Anne is known for, though the homes are very close together, also like most in the area. The streets in the southwest corner of Queen Anne hill leave quite a bit to be desired, and aren't very well maintained, which is a stark contrast to the homes that occupy the neighborhoods. Just at the bottom of the hill, residents can enjoy some of Seattle's best dining and entertainment with fabulous ethnic restaurants and Seattle Center. The entire southwest corner of the hill is also heavily dotted with huge trees and tons of summer color. There are a few schools in the area, making it convenient for kids to walk to school. Public transportation along Queen Anne hill and the monorail from Seattle Center make getting into downtown a snap. Because of the convenience of public transportation, on-street parking is usually packed with resident's cars making driving slow-going, and often reducing the streets to single lanes.