"Beautiful, quiet residential neighborhood"
Personally, this is one of my favorite streets on Queen Anne, though I can't afford to live there. I used to live a couple of blocks away and loved taking walks along this street. The houses along Bigelow are beautiful and so well kept. The trees provide shade, protection and privacy, without growing out of control. Many of the houses have outstanding views of downtown Seattle, Lake Union and Mt. Rainier as the street curves around the southeast part of the hill. The neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful, and neighbors in the area are friendly and pleasant to hang out with. There are several parks, schools and recreation centers in the area for kids, and the street is one of the best for a leisurely walk to take in the sights. Traffic is minimal, and residents usually have no problem finding on-street parking, though many homes are equipped with garages. Like all residents in this particular area, popping into downtown Seattle, up to the north end via Hwy 99 or out of town on I-5 or I-90 is about a 15-minute trip. Shops and grocery stores are less than five minutes away at the top of Queen Anne and at the bottom of the hill. There are also some very good restaurants, diners and specialty food marts in the area, as well.