Of all the neighborhoods in Seattle, there is one that towers above them all, literally. Queen Anne is home to a mix of classic home, modern stunners, and convenient condos.
Split into two distinct neighborhoods, Lower Queen Anne plays home to the iconic Space Needle. Nested next to Seattle Center, Lower Queen Anne is in the heart of it all. Small coffee shops, corner bars, and local restaurants make it a favorite. Sports fans love being able to walk to Climate Pledge Arena and the many festivals throughout the year.
Upper Queen Anne is known for the most iconic view in the city in Kerry Park. You’ll find 19th century homes lining the green walkways. Looking for something to do after work? You’ll love walking Queen Anne Ave’s stylish shops and cafes.
Originally, Queen Anne played home to Seattle’s elite familys. You can still find many original mansions nested on the hillside among modern condos and craftsman homes.
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Believe it or not, Queen Anne plays home to 29 official Seattle landmarks! You can even buy one them if you’re lucky enough, 12 are historic homes. There are a group of homes on 14th Avenue West that were built between 1890 and 1910, including one of the few remaining Queen Anne style houses on the hill.
There is also the North Queen Anne Drive Bridge that was built in 1936. It sits across Wolf Creek and is a parabolicsteel arch. It was declared a historic landmark given its unique structure. You can even find one of the oldest wooden-hulled tugboats still afloat in Queen Anne, the Arthur Foss.
- Median Listing Price $740,000
- Price Per Sq Ft $496
- Population of 25,386
- Median Age: 35.5
- Renter / homeowner 63% / 37%
So Who Actually Lives In Queen Anne?
Ok, so maybe we said Queen Anne is split into Upper and Lower, but there is also an East and West. Although smaller than their two counter parts, East and West Queen Anne offer great views on more of a budget.
Queen Anne has approximately 19,000 households and a total population of about 36,000.
- The population density in Queen Anne is 6% higher than Seattle.
What About the Schools?
We all want our kids to get a good education. Queen Anne has some great schools, include five public options within the Seattle Public Schools district:
- Frantz Coe Elementary
- John Hay Elementary
- Queen Anne Elementary
- McClure Middle School
- The Center School
There are also two former schools in Queen Anne that now act as upscale condos, Queen Anne High School and West Queen Anne School. Both are now also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Looking for an alternative to public education? Queen Anne offers four private schools:
- Queen Anne Community School
- St. Anne School
- Seattle Country Day School
- Seattle Waldorf High School
Looking for higher education? Maybe you want to go to some night classes? Seattle Pacific University, a private university, has you covered. Founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America, SPU has 4000 undergraduate and graduate students on a 43 acres (17 hectares) campus.
So Why Queen Anne?
If you ask a local why they moved to Queen Anne, you’re going to get a lot of different answers. Some people will say it was for the restaurants. Other say it is convenient to their workplace. Many will tell you the stunning views pulled them in. The real reason might surprise you though. Queen Anne is one of the friendliest neighborhoods in the city and tends to welcome newcomers unlike other areas. The Seattle freeze might be a real thing, but you wouldn’t know it in Queen Anne.
So if you’re considering buying or selling a home in Queen Anne, schedule a Ron and Don Sit Down! We’ll formulate a custom playbook just for you to make your dream real estate deal come true!
Ron Upshaw & Don O’Neill are Licensed Agents at
Windermere Real Estate Midtown
1920 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103