Queen Anne is split into two sections – lower and upper. Lower Queen Anne has a thriving nightlife, heaps of condo and apartment buildings and is very accessible from downtown.
Just up the hill is upper Queen Anne. With a slower pace and much pricier homes, this area is more family-oriented and boasts some stunning parks that offer view, views and more views.
This neighborhood shows us a side of historic Seattle that never gets old.
Beautiful Views and Beautiful Homes
Queen Anne is considered among Seattle’s most desirable neighborhoods, with excellent walk scores in most sectors of the hill, low crime rates, and quiet, peaceful days and nights alike.
Despite the relatively higher housing costs compared to other areas of the city, residents of Queen Anne enjoy easy access to Downtown Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, and Eastlake, making it a perfect neighborhood for water sports and recreational enthusiasts. One of the most recognizable views of Seattle come from Kerry Park, located on the south end of Queen Anne’s “crown.” Dog parks, large family-friendly recreational areas, and impressively well-maintained parks and community areas are seemingly everywhere on Queen Anne and residents enjoy exploring the many intricate nooks and crannies only a hilltop neighborhood can provide.
Named for the Queen Anne-style homes built in the early days of the city, Queen Anne as it stands today still retains most of the historical flair that gave it its namesake. Sprinkled in between modern constructions and low-rise condos are brick-and-mortar homes that date back almost 200 years.
Perfect for Families on the Move
Some of the finest private and public schools in Seattle are in Queen Anne, with Frantz Coe Elementary, John Hay Elementary, Queen Anne Elementary, McClure Middle School, and The Center School all making up the public school options for residents of Queen Anne. Private Schools include Queen Anne Community School, St. Anne School, Seattle Country Day School, and Seattle Waldorf High School.
As far as family-friendly homes go, Queen Anne is among the best options for growing families. Large Tudor-style homes, family-sized condos, and expansive properties are common despite the dense quarters of many corners of Queen Anne.