6th Ave West
"Main arterial in a terrific neighborhood"
Queen Anne residents on the west/southwest section of the hill have only a few main arterial north-south streets, of which 6th Ave. South is one. A nice wide street, it contrasts the majority of the streets in the area that are two-way streets limited to a single lane, and usually not very well maintained. The houses in the area are big and beautiful, however, making this area one of the most sought-after and expensive in Seattle. This street travels from the southern base of Queen Anne just over the top, ending at the cemetary. Along the way, you encounter gigantic mansions, great out-of-the-way hidden shops, restaurants and pubs, parks, schools, shops, markets and recreation centers. The street, like all of them on Queen Anne, is heavily populated with large, beautiful trees and beautifully tended gardens. As you get closer to the top of the hill, the homes become more modest, but are still very nice. Overall, one of the best places to live and raise a family.