Queen Anne Community Info –
Within walking distance of Downtown is the community of Queen Anne. Queen Anne is the highest named hill in Seattle and is known for its prominent Queen Anne architectural style that dominated the hill in its earliest days as a neighborhood. Queen Anne is divided into the 4 sub-neighborhoods North Queen Anne, East Queen Anne, West Queen Anne and Lower Queen Anne. While Queen Anne hill contains many of the steepest streets in Seattle, it’s not the highest point in the city. Local architect and cartographer, Thomas Horton, created the Map of the Pedestrian Public Stairs of Queen Anne Hill showing the location of 120 staircases which run up and down Queen Anne hill. The various architecture styles of the staircases, the city views they offer, and their ‘hidden in plain sight’ quality make them a fun urban trek.
Queen Anne Boulevard, dubbed the “Crown of Queen Anne”, offers unparalleled views from the 3.7 mile loop around the top of its hill. Homes and shops in Upper Queen Anne reflect the area’s historic charm and offer sweeping views. Queen Anne Avenue North connects Lower Queen Anne to Upper Queen Anne. Upper Queen Anne’s main commercial district, along with several note-worthy restaurants, is located along this boulevard. Lower Queen Anne is a bustling, fun area that has the Seattle Center sitting at its feet. Trendy restaurants offering cuisines from around the world are especially plentiful in Uptown. It’s a popular neighborhood for young, urban professionals who enjoy the city’s nightlife. Check out these recent Seattle Times articles about the Queen Anne and Lower Queen Anne neighborhoods.