Queen Anne & Magnolia
Liveability: Great for those wanting more of the quiet suburban life but close to Downtown, or live in lower QA to stay close to all the action
Amenities: Plenty of options on the hill or Magnolia, Lower QA right outside your door
Commute to Downtown: 3.3 miles
Transit Options: buses 1, 2, 3, 13
Walker Score: 77
The community of Queen Anne is one of Seattle’s oldest residential neighborhoods. Pioneer settler Thomas Mercer first called the forested, water-lapped district Eden Hill. By the mid-1880s, the growing suburb had acquired the name Queen Anne Town in reference to its showy domestic architecture. The character of this thoroughly urban neighborhood today is the result of several key influences, both physical and human. Natural features have both encouraged and restrained the development of Queen Anne over time. Waterways at the base of the hill virtually assured adjacent industrial growth from an early date.
Magnolia neighborhood is a peninsula situated at the northern entrance to Elliott Bay, is home to pairs of nesting eagles as well as 20,000 human residents (in 2001) dependent upon bridges to gain access to the rest of the city. Magnolia consists of two hills once blanketed by forests and separated by a natural meadow. The area’s development started in 1853 with a dreamer’s vision of a transcontinental railroad, which arrived four decades later.
Active Listings: 138
Median Sales prices: $839k
Pending Listings: 83
Days on Market: 27
Sold Listings: 96
Interest Rates: 3.49%
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