Some of the most impressive views of the Space Needle, city skyline, Mount Rainier and Elliott Bay.
With bustling bars, restaurants, and attraction-heavy Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne and historic houses, quaint shopping streets, and quiet parks high up on a hill in Upper Queen Anne, this distinct neighborhood has something for everyone.
Housing options include condominiums on the west slope and lower (south) Queen Anne, hip new townhouses, classic early 1900's single-family homes, and turn-of-the-century estates overlooking downtown Seattle.
Queen Anne is eminently walkable, with shops and services nearby. Public transportation is available to take you around the hill, as well as downtown and northbound. Queen Anne Avenue runs north/south through the middle of the neighborhood, Mercer Street (with access to Hwy 99 and I-5) is on the south border, Westlake Avenue runs between Lake Union and Queen Anne on the east side, and then turns into Nickerson Street, which bounds the north side of the hill. Finally, 15th Ave NW (a 4-6 lane arterial) runs along the west side of Queen Anne, providing access to Ballard, Magnolia, and downtown Seattle.
Shopping, Dining and Nightlife
On the top of the hill, Queen Anne Avenue is replete with numerous restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and nightspots. Safeway and Trader Joe's serve the community's grocery needs at the top of the hill and the Metropolitan Market is located on South Queen Anne. In addition, there are smaller commercial districts located along McGraw Avenue and along Nickerson Street.
Public and private elementary and middle schools are located within the Queen Anne community. John Hay, Coe and the newly-opened Queen Anne Elementary schools offer grades K-5. McClure Middle School offers grades 6-8. Saint Anne School provides classes for children in grades K-8. Starting in 2019, public high school students attend classes at the newly-rebuilt Lincoln High School. There are several pre-schools in Queen Anne offered for younger children.
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Parks and Other Amenities
There are numerous public parks in the Queen Anne neighborhood, including Kerry Park - famous for it's views of downtown and Elliott Bay. Many small neighborhood parks offer space for play and relaxation, and the Queen Anne Community Center, ball fields and the indoor pool are located in the heart of the community.
Close proximity to the Seattle Center is one of the many wonderful attributes of this neighborhood. Annual music and arts festivals, sports, opera, theater and art galleries make Seattle Center a beloved community resource to the residents of Queen Anne.