As part of my ongoing blog series on Seattle neighborhoods, this week I’d like to feature Queen Anne, the neighborhood that I call home.
Queen Anne is a truly eclectic neighborhood, with a mix of three-million dollar waterview mansions and small bungalows, old turn-of-the-century Tudors, craftsmen homes, and new construction.
If you didn’t know you were only ten minutes from downtown, you’d feel like you were in a quaint little neighborhood in a small town near the coast.
The neighborhood is close to Ballard, Magnolia, and downtown, which makes it an ideal location. There are tons of parks and a vibrant retail district.
Some of my favorite dining establishments in the neighborhood include Top Pot Doughnuts (famous donuts!), 5 Spot (great breakfasts), Hilltop Ale House (excellent beer and food), and Macrina Bakery (check out their scones).
I would highly recommend checking out the Queen Anne neighborhood if you’re thinking about buying a house in Seattle. While it may not be the most affordable neighborhood in the area, it really does offer a little bit of everything.