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A picturesque neighborhood with two personalities.
Studio / 1 BR
41% Complete
2 Bedrooms
73% Complete
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What's around
  • 58 Restaurants
  • 8 Banks
  • 6 Grocery stores/markets
  • 11 Nightlife options
  • 76 Shops
  • 6 Schools
  • 55 Fitness options




Queen Anne has a low violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Seattle.


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Queen Anne is a large neighborhood in central Seattle with two distinct parts: Upper and Lower.

Upper Queen Anne is both more northerly and more elevated: in the 1800s the city's wealthy residents built their mansions on its hills in the Queen Anne style which give the neighborhood its name. If you can afford the homes here you'll have amazing views of downtown Seattle, Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, or the Cascade Mountains, depending on which side of the hill you're on. This is a quieter residential area but does have some limited shopping and dining along Galer Street, including antique stores, cafes, and restaurants. It's also home to Seattle Pacific University.

Lower Queen Anne is a mixed-income area popular with professionals in their twenties and thirties. Given its younger population it's got more going on than Upper Queen Anne. The Seattle Center hub has plenty of bars and restaurants and theaters to keep your nights interesting.

Housing-wise you'll find condos and townhomes in Lower Queen Anne and a mix of craftsman, Tudor-style, bungalows, and other single-family homes in Upper Queen Anne.

Queen Anne is bordered on the north by the ship canal, on the east by Westlake and South Lake Union, on the south by Belltown, and on the west by Interbay.


Downtown Seattle: 2.5 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 10-25 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 13 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 75-90 minutes by transit
Redmond: 18 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 50-85 minutes by transit

Queen Anne Seattle Neighborhood Photo
Insider Tip
"With cobblestone lanes, historic landmarks homes, beautiful tall trees, small parks, awesome views of Puget Sound, Magnolia, the marina, and the fisher terminal…Queen Anne is really a one of a kind neighborhood. I took a very nice walk on a sunny winter Sunday, from Kerry Park (it has a classic view of downtown Seattle), to West Prospect street, West Highland drive, West Garfield street, Parsons Gardens, historic Wilcox Wall, Betty Bowen viewpoint, and also West Kinnear Place. Queen Anne Neighborhood is on a hill, which means your route is full of beautiful stairways. Enjoy!"
Anne-Francoise, Moved from France
Anne-Francoise, Moved from France


Local Flavor   Queen Anne LOCAL schools

Residential Consortium
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.45 mi
St Anne School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.52 mi
Mcclure Middle School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.58 mi
Coe Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.61 mi
Hay Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.80 mi


Local Flavor   Queen Anne Local Flavor

El Diablo Coffee
El Diablo Coffee 1811 QUEEN ANNE AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98109 MAP

Cuban-inspired coffee & fare, crafted with locally sourced ingredients.

How To Cook a Wolf
How To Cook a Wolf 2208 QUEEN ANNE AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98109 MAP

How to Cook a Wolf pays homage to MFK Fisher and the philosophy of taking simple ingredients and transforming them into culinary splendor. The food is uncomplicated and rustic. It’s an ever-changing menu of Italian inspired small plates.

Storyville Coffee Company
Storyville Coffee Company 2128 QUEEN ANNE AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98109 MAP

Storyville Coffee is a privately owned, Seattle-based specialty coffee company with a mission to end human trafficking. 

5 Spot

At the 5 Spot, they keep Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood hoppin' with three square meals a day and friendly service to match.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @queenanneseattle, @gallivanter11plus, @praewhem, @heather_quintal, @brahmsthedoggo, @nazema_yusup, @semikinfolk, @youjapanesedog, @leithart, @misscitynote, @gnat_f, @mydognigel_, @tati.yb for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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