It’s truly a mix. At the top of the hill, are families living in small to stately homes with century old trees. Families are within walking distance to many parks, grocery stores, restaurants, and boutique shops. Nearly all the business atop Queen Anne are kid and dog friendly. In Lower Queen Anne, you are within walking distance to many bars and restaurants plus fun events at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Theater, Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Seattle Center (Bumbershoot, IMAX, Folk Life, EMP, Key Arena concerts, ballet, the theater, etc.).
Depending on where you live in Queen Anne, there are a wide variety of residents. On top of the hill, you’ll find mostly higher income Caucasian families who are highly educated. On the south side of lower Queen Anne, there are more singles and couples who live in condos, townhomes, and apartments. On the north slope, you’ll find many students who are attending Seattle Pacific University.
Queen Anne is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Seattle. The average home listing is $785K, which is 2,295 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Inventory is low (under 50 houses on the market). The average rent is $2,206. Some of the homes in upper Queen Anne have spectacular panoramic vistas of downtown, Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic mountain ranges.
You have a light commute to Downtown Seattle – about 10 or 15 minutes, depending on traffic. 1-5 or I-99 access can be a challenge especially during rush hour due to the endless construction projects near the 1-5 on ramp. Eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah) commutes range from 25-45 minutes, depending on traffic.
You can walk to most errands in Queen Anne and there are great bike routes too. Lower Queen Anne transit access is especially good with several major bus lines.
There are 3 elementary schools (John Hay, Queen Anne, Coe), 1 middle school (McClure), and 1 high school (Ballard). Similar to other schools in the Seattle School District, the elementary schools are good while the middle and high schools have room for improvement.
For more information about Queen Anne, its schools, and other similar neighborhoods such as Magnolia and Madison Park, please fill out our simple, 5-minute survey. We’d love to help you find the perfect place to live!
A picture is worth a thousand words, get a glimpse of Queen Anne in the photos below.