Queen Anne

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Within walking distance of Downtown Seattle is the community of Queen Anne. Queen Anne is the highest named hill in Seattle (map) and is known for its prominent Queen Anne architectural style that dominated the hill in its earliest days as a neighborhood. Queen Anne is divided into the 4 sub-neighborhoods North Queen Anne, East Queen Anne, West Queen Anne and Lower Queen Anne. These neighborhoods are bordered by the Belltown neighborhood to the south, Lake Union to the east, the Fremont Cut to the north and Magnolia neighborhood to the west. Queen Anne is part of the Seattle School District.

While Queen Anne hill contains many of the steepest streets in Seattle, it’s not the highest point in the city. Local architect and cartographer, Thomas Horton, created the Map of the Pedestrian Public Stairs of Queen Anne Hill showing the location of 120 staircases which run up and down Queen Anne hill. The various architecture styles of the staircases, the city views they offer and their ‘hidden in plain sight’ quality make them a fun urban hike.

Queen Anne Boulevard, an iconic community landmark created in the early 1900’s is dubbed the “Crown of Queen Anne.” The views from Queen Anne Boulevard are unparalleled and the 3.7 mile loop around the top of its hill retains the historic, park like setting both locals and visitors adore. Because the homes and shops residing in Upper Queen Anne also reflect the area’s historic charm and offer sweeping views, they mesh together really well with Queen Anne Boulevard. The whole vibe created contributes to Queen Anne’s “best neighborhood” status.

Queen Anne Avenue North connects Lower Queen Anne to Upper Queen Anne. Upper Queen Anne’s main commercial district, along with several note-worthy restaurants, is located along this boulevard. Lower Queen Anne is a bustling, fun area that has the Seattle Center sitting at its feet. Trendy restaurants offering cuisines from around the world are especially plentiful in Uptown. It’s a popular neighborhood for young, urban professionals who enjoy the city’s nightlife.

Check out these recent Seattle Times articles about the Queen Anne and Lower Queen Anne neighborhoods.

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Seattle City website
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Seattle School District
Seattle Map Portal
Community Guide (PDF)
Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Queen Anne Historical Society
Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce
Queen Anne Greenways

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