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"Queen Anne."

Located just north of the Seattle Center and the Space Needle on the city’s tallest hill, Queen Anne is best known for its breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline and of Puget Sound, as well as for its family-friendly residential areas and the wide range of activities it offers.

The Queen Anne neighborhood offers a quirky mix of modern amenities and historic styles. In fact, the area’s name is based on the architectural style typical of many of the early homes and the city’s earliest roots are evident along West Hyland Drive where you’ll see gorgeous mid-19th century mansions that were built by Seattle’s economic and cultural elite. But head over to Queen Anne Ave. North at the base of the hill and you can dine in nearly every type of restaurant, stay in modern hotels and toast the neighborhood in a number of upscale pubs and bistros. On New Year’s Eve, you can gather with the locals at Queen Anne’s Kerry Park to watch the reflection of the sunset off of Mt. Rainier, and then enjoy the lighting of the Space Needle and a spectacular fireworks show.

Real Estate
Understandably, with its stately architecture and incredible views, Queen Anne homes are among the most exclusive and sought-after in Seattle. Besides the above-mentioned mansions, additional architectural styles include contemporary, classic craftsman, Tudor and bungalows. The median price of houses in this area is one of the highest in the city. There are some townhouses and condominiums in the area but they’re closer to the traffic-heavy areas around the perimeter of the hill.
  • Attractive housing architecture
  • Close to downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

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