Top 10 Reasons to Fall in Love with the Queen Anne Neighborhood

Posted on: December 31, 2016

Queen Anne is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Seattle. It features unique housing options ranging from new condos to historic single family homes, and its unique location offers a small-town feel within the city. The neighborhood features restaurants, shopping, entertainment, parks and more. Here are some reasons to fall in love with this neighborhood.

1. Great Location

Many families who work in downtown Seattle decide to buy in Queen Anne because it is one of the few neighborhoods in the city that feature large single-family homes. Feel safe sending your kids to play outside and ride their bike to a friend’s house or a nearby park. In this area, residents prefer to walk to their favorite café or shop, and you will get to know all your neighbors in no time. With paths and parks that overlook downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainer, it’s easy to see why everyone in Queen Anne enjoys being outside.

2. Value and Growth

Whether you are in the market for a modern condo or something with an old world feel, Queen Anne features homes for all tastes. The demand in Queen Anne is slightly less than downtown, which puts it at a price point that is more feasible for most buyers. Home prices have continued to increase, however, which means that a home in this neighborhood is a smart investment.

3. Queen Ann’s Farmers Market

Every Thursday in June though October, from 3:00-7:30 p.m., the community of Queen Anne opens its Farmers Market. Local farmers sell fresh, organic produce and meat. Come for the food stands and enjoy live music, cooking demos, and children’s activities.

4. Parks

Walkability to parks is one of the most attractive features of the Queen Anne neighborhood. Passive parks with breathtaking views, exercise paths, and playgrounds for the kids are all just a few short blocks away. Here are some of our favorites:

·        East Queen Anne Playground

·        Kerry Park

·        West Queen Anne Playfield

·        Queen Ann Bowl Playfield

·        Southwest Queen Ann Playfield

5. Restaurants

Don’t get in the car and drive to dinner. There are tons of delicious restaurants located right in Queen Anne. Many are within walking distance to residential neighborhoods. There’s something for every taste, including farm-to-table, fusion, ethnic, and brunch. Some of our favorites are:

·        Eden Hill

·        Tenth West

·        How to Cook Like A Wolf

·        Mezcalenia Oaxaca

·        Toulouse Petit

6. Shopping

Queen Anne is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day of window-shopping. You’ll find everything you can think of, including unique clothing, jewelry, and art at Queen Anne Dispatch and stylish home décor at Three Birds Home and Gifts. If you’re looking for the best in luxury beauty products, try the products made by Seattle’s own Kari Gran.

7. Bars

There’s nothing better than a neighborhood bar that you can walk to. Queen Anne has an amazing selection of bars and taverns to wet your whistle. Here are our favorite spots for local brews, happy hour, trivia, a game of pool, and late night munchies:

·        NYP Bar and Grill

·        The Comet Tavern

·        Targey’s Tavern

·        Hilltop Ale House

·        Sully’s Lounge

8. Entertainment

If arts and culture are your thing, Queen Anne has you covered. There are dance clubs, indie rock shows, open mic nights and comedy clubs. Give the following a try:

·        Foundation NightClub

·        Stompy’s

·        Low-Fi Performance Gallery

·        Jet City Improv

9. Experience Music Project

This local highlight speaks for itself. It’s a museum for fans of music, pop culture, and science fiction! The Experience Music Project is a can’t-miss Seattle activity.

10. KeyArena

The largest arena in Seattle is in your back yard. Take in a WNBA game and cheer on the Seattle Storm. The KeyArena also hosts national touring concerts and performers.

The Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle is a great fit for everyone from young professionals looking for a new condo in the city to families who are looking for more space with convenient access to the metro area.

If you are interested in buying a home in the Queen Anne neighborhood, contact us today. We will help you get into the home that’s right for you.

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