Magnolia is a large, affluent neighborhood in central Seattle. Its position on a hilly peninsula gives it a secluded, quiet vibe. While there are some apartment buildings and condos, you'll primarily find single-family homes in a range of styles, including Tudor, Cape Code, Spanish, Colonial, Craftsman, and bungalows. Along the water and on top of the neighborhood's hills are some truly impressive mansions that enjoy views of the Sound and Downtown Seattle.
While this is a mostly residential area, there is a commercial district known as "The Village" that has some basic shops and eateries.
Magnolia also boasts the city's largest park: once a military base, Discovery Park has 534 acres (216 hectares) of hiking trails, forest, meadows, two miles of beaches, a historic lighthouse, and great views.
Magnolia is bordered on the south, west, and north by water (Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, and Salmon Bay, respectively) and on the east by Interbay.
Downtown Seattle: 4.5 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 16 miles / 35-65 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Redmond: 18 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 75 minutes by transit
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center offer programs at Discovery Park. These programs are hands-on experiences employing games, props, and activities to enhance the learning adventure. They are developed to give people a positive experience outdoors and a sense of community and connection with our green spaces.
Mulleady's Pub originally opened as a modest tavern on Dravus Street in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood in 2001. Offering a comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff, Mulleady's quickly became a favorite of many in the community.
Uptown Espresso was established in Seattle in 1984 at the bottom of historic and swanky Queen Anne Hill. A pioneer in the emerging Seattle coffee scene, Uptown soon built an avid following of discerning coffee drinkers who discovered a remarkable experience
This park is the former playground for the adjacent former Magnolia Elementary School. Seattle Parks and Recreation - in partnership with neighbors - renovated the space into a beautiful community playground with gently rolling slopes, play equipment, picnic tables, barbecues and walking pathways.
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