Queen Anne Hill
Queen Anne Hill
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Residential neighborhood near Lake Union.
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Steven T
Seattle, WA2,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Seattle rarely gets snow. It snows about once every few years. So when it does snow, Seattleites love to take advantage of Seattle’s many hills. Queen Anne Hill is one of Seattle’s favorite hills. It is the best hill to find Seattleites skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing when it does snow. Seattleites also love to make snow sculptures and you’ll see snow art throughout the city when it snows. Valentine’s Day weekend 2021 brought a record snowfall to the Emerald City. I hope you enjoy these photographs of my home city in the snow.
Written February 15, 2021
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL3,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
I spent a few days in Seattle and explored several neighborhoods. Upper Queen Anne was one of my favorites! It offered lovely views of the Seattle area, and the commercial area around Queen Anne Ave. was utterly charming, with lots of fun local stores, great coffee shops, and some excellent restaurants.

Parking was a cinch; most of the local streets had free parking with restrictions of a couple of hours.

It’s a great neighborhood for walking; there are great views and many beautiful homes, most in the craftsman style.

Certainly worth a visit during a longer trip to Seattle.
Written September 26, 2020
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Beautiful neighborhood filled with luxury homes. On a sunny day, it is lovely to walk around to admire these houses and of course to enjoy a spectacular view from the hill, overlooking Seattle.
Written May 6, 2022
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
Most people come here to see the stunning view from Kerry Park on West Highland Drive at 2nd Avenue and then leave the hill. They are content with the panorama of the Space Needle, Downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay and even Mt. Rainer, on clear days. But I think Queen Anne Hill (named after its predominant architecture) deserves further exploration if there is time.

The park is only about half-way to the top. One approach to the pinnacle, which shows off part of the hill, is to continue along level West Highland Drive, past elegant homes to Betty Bowen Viewpoint at 7th Avenue. There, the vista includes the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Across the road, small Parsons Garden beckons for a quick look. Proceed down the street and bear left at the intersection to McGraw, a few blocks away, and turn right. You'll come almost immediately to Macrina Bakery, a worthwhile stop for a baked goodie or a cup of good coffee. Continue on McGraw, up a hill to Queen Anne Avenue N and turn right. You have arrived at the heart of Queen Anne Hill and will pass shops, cafés, restaurants and even a surviving independent bookstore. The avenue continues on a level grade and then goes down to West Highland Drive. Without stops, figure on the walk taking about 1 hour.

If traveling this route on a Thursday from June to October, consider stopping at the Farmers' Market that runs from Queen Anne Avenue North along Crockett Street between 3 and 7:30 p.m. In addition to fresh produce and other items, you'll usually find live music and always food trucks.

The hill is extremely steep between the bottom (near Seattle Center) and West Highland Drive. It is walkable, of course, but there is easy access via the 2 or 13 bus from Downtown, which also has a stop outside Metropolitan Market near Mercer and 1st, close to the start of the hill. The West Highland stop is at the traffic light halfway up the hill. If driving, there is plenty of free parking near the Kerry Park viewpoint.
Written August 2, 2014
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stellar20
Washington DC, DC151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This are is beautiful! Beautiful home and architecture. It’s quaint and quiet with perfect fees of downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay and SW Seattle. Sure, you can drive through this area but my husband & I walked it while on vacation here; we walked from Our hotel on 3rd Ave & Bell and walked through Olympic National Park up Queen Anne Hill to Kerry Park & it took about an hour...we stopped for picture opportunities. From Queen Anne Hill we walked about a mile to Seattle Center which was pleasant. This area is so walkable and fun
Written September 21, 2018
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mexmedmax
Seattle, WA25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
Boring, rich, white neighborhood. Nothing to see. I wouldn't recommend visiting it. Try Fremont, Ballard, and Capitol Hill.
Written July 11, 2013
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Jason H
Lakewood, WA36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
I don't understand why tourists think this is something to see. It's a bunch of houses crammed together on steep hill. Granted it is funny to watch the toyota priuses try to make it up the steep, wet, cobblestone hills. Natures way of saying they are a retarded and bought the wrong car.
Written August 25, 2012
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Siti Hajar Madina
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
We really enjoyed driving around the neighbourhood before we stopped at kerry park. The houses are all beautiful and we felt like we just entered a movie set. us coming all the way from across the globe we and it was the first time coming to the states as well we were very excited to experience walking around the residential areas like how we see in the movies. It is one of the nicest, coulourful neighbourhoods we have ever visited.
Written December 17, 2018
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lindamillerplays
Arbroath, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Go to the top of the hill to the KERRY PARK to get the iconic views of the downtown Seattle Space Need and Waterfront.
Written December 12, 2018
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marco
Belfast, UK99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
This is the place where you get the classic shot of Seattle, possibly at sunset with the warm glow of the fading light bathing the Space Needle and the downtown buildings. I believe the view from this unassuming hill is in some respects better than from some tall skyscraper in the city center (I've been on the Columbia Center Observatory). On top of that there are several beautiful mansions in this area, clearly favored by well-heeled Seattleites, that make a walk through the neighborhood worthwhile.
Written June 6, 2018
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