Welcome to Queen Anne
Hub for Seattleite foodies, fashionistas, and families
Perched atop Seattle’s tallest hill, picturesque Queen Anne balances its fun, eclectic nature with swaths of luxury estates designed for opulent living. Queen Anne is home to the Space Needle, a defining characteristic of Seattle’s skyline, where these hills are buzzing with innovative eateries, independent shops, and breathtaking scenery. Homes tout traditional flair and, as the name suggests, many properties in this neighborhood are dressed in Queen Anne-style architecture.
What to Love
- Welcoming neighbors and an active community
- Quaint estates to resplendent mansions
- Walkable conveniences despite the neighborhood’s steep incline
- Arts and entertainment aplenty
- Scenic skyline views
People & Lifestyle
This elegant, hilltop community is favored by both upcoming and established professionals as well as families. Upper Queen Anne’s magnificent mansions are beloved by long-term residents and retirees, while the urban epicenter in Lower Queen Anne is popular with patrons of the arts and is perfect for on-the-go living. Home to the esteemed , this neighborhood thrives off a strong sense of community, and you’ll find friendly faces during morning walks or in line for your first (or second or third) cup of coffee.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While much of Queen Anne feels private and residential, there are still a multitude of restaurants to try and shops to browse nearby. If you’re craving authentic Mexican cuisine, head to . Tucked inside bustling Lower Queen Anne, this trendy kitchen is walking distance to several area theaters, and their expansive margarita and cocktail menu makes it perfect for weekend drinks. Craft brews are always on tap at . Situated near the Space Needle, this charming brewpub has the air of an Old World tavern and their elevated pub fares are sure to satiate your appetite. is a homestyle breakfast café dishing up hearty plates alongside light fares for a balanced menu. The café’s nostalgic neon sign, vinyl booths, and top-class entrées harken back to its 1990s roots. is Chef Ethan Stowell’s homage to MFK Fisher, who inspired wartime home chefs to use whole ingredients and eat well in her cookbook of the same name. In its wood-paneled dining room, diners feast on upscale renditions of Mediterranean favorites. Seattle’s premier fine dining establishment has been a cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest’s culinary scene since the 1950s. Inventive flavors combine with an extravagant setting to create a culinary experience unlike any other.
Things to Do
claim to fame is its remarkable city views. This famed vantage point provides visitors with an awe-inspiring scene: the dazzling lights of Central City, the blue tides of Elliott Bay, and Mount Rainier standing proud in the distance. At the , connect with cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations on its 74-acre campus. Whether perusing the Broad Street Sculpture Garden or taking a stroll between the carefully-crafted glass masterpieces in the , art is abundant in Queen Anne. Music lovers will adore , Seattle’s all-inclusive arts and music festival. It gets its name from an antiquated term for an umbrella—which is suiting for its notoriously drizzly location—and the event hosts live music and art shows. Plus, children under ten get in for free, so it’s a family-friendly festival. For an unmitigated view, ride to the top of the . This 605-foot spire is home to an observation deck and a rotating restaurant for truly panoramic scenery.
Schools in Queen Anne reflect the importance of an excellent education and aim to create a successful learning environment for each student. A few of the most notable academic institutions in Queen Anne include:
- Frantz Coe Elementary School, K-5
- Queen Anne Elementary School, K-5
- Seattle Country Day School, K-8