"An awesome historical street just north of downtown"
Seattle originals, like Pagliacci Pizzaria and the Queen Anne Cafe, serve up some of Seattle's finest dining fare. Clubs and theaters line the lower avenue and shops, grocery stores and restaurants attract people at the top of the hill. The avenue used to be used for a counterbalance trolley that transported guests and residents to the top of the hill. Queen Anne sits just north of the city and overlooks Lake Union an the Cascade mountins to the west, Puget Sound and the Olympic mountain range to the east, the Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier to the south and Fremont to the north. The homes are beautiful and the area was named for the Queen Anne-style of construction of most of the mansions built there. Queen Anne Avenue, just west of dead center on the hill includes a steep incline up the hill through residential neighborhoods with shops and restaurants that have become Seattle staples at the base and a fairly renovated shopping and dining section at the top of the hill. The hill also sports some beautiful gardens and parks with stunning views of the water, city and mountains.