GET TO KNOW Queen Anne
Queen Anne was established as an elite neighborhood for Seattle's wealthy founders in the early years of the city. But Queen Anne is quite large, and its character changes from street to street, with some roads still lined by stately manors, while a block away are grids of residential streets, lined with large craftsman homes and quaint cottages. Homeowners have been fairly active in keeping the aesthetics of the neighborhood consistent, so most of the more modern construction has been centralized around the thoroughfares, especially Queen Anne Avenue, which is also the center of retail and dining for the neighborhood for Upper Queen Anne atop the hill, down into Lower Queen Anne at the northern base of the hill, whose residential options are mostly condos and apartments. There one finds a dense blend of retail, dining and cultural activities. That includes Seattle Center (whose McCaw Hall is home of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera), as well as independent film hotspot SIFF Cinema Uptown and avant-garde performing arts organization On the Boards.
WHERE TO SHOP
Stuhlberg's: Chic gift and décor shop based in a residence, especially featuring clothing and toys for babes and tots.
WHERE TO CHILL
El Diablo Coffee: Comfy, tree-lined setting, featuring Cuban-style espresso, Mexican hot chocolate, smoothies and wine.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Kerry Park: A small park with one of Seattle's most iconic views, spanning across downtown and Seattle Center.
WHERE TO EAT
How to Cook a Wolf: Acclaimed chef Ethan Stowell's project specializing in Italian-Mediterranean fare and charcuterie.
WHERE TO DRINK
Robert Ramsay Cellars: A cozy tasting room for WA-based winery, Robert Ramsay, also featuring beer and food pairings.
LIVE IN Queen Anne
$556 kCondo Avg.
$1.10 mSingle Family Avg.
$2,2142 Bedroom Rent