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Queen Anne consists of a desirable, niche community within walking distance of downtown Seattle. The community resides just North of Seattle Center and South of Freemont, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Business and residential interests come situated on a picturesque hillside. In fact, neighborhoods and residential, Queen Anne real estate can be found atop the hill or in Lower Queen Anne, at the hill’s base.
The architecture found in the community represents the primary reason for its name. The Queen Anne style appears in many early houses, including historic mansions. These mansions come beautifully preserved and maintained and serve as homes for many of Seattle’s economically and culturally elite. Homes for sale in the community sometimes include opportunities to own a historic mansion in this unique neighborhood.
Lower Queen Anne was the site for an early World’s Fair. Today, the neighborhood transitions into Seattle Center, built on the original fairgrounds. The Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum, the North terminal of the Seattle Center monorail, and Key Arena, all reside within a pleasant walk, bike or monorail ride away. Queen Anne homes for sale offer a variety of sizes, price points and desirable appointments to choose from, close to all the action.
Residing in the community comes with a lot of advantages in gracious living, besides being close to exciting and engaging attractions of downtown. Kerry Park, for example, provides stunning views on a clear day of the urban center, the Space Needle and Mt. Rainer looming in the distance. Beautiful views of Lake Union can be enjoyed elsewhere, such as at Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt. Several other, lovely parks underscore the focus on relaxation and a casual, yet sophisticated lifestyle.
Investing in Queen Anne real estate means investing in a distinct and popular community with an urban accent, but removed from the urban hustle and bustle. It means investing in an historic back drop that blends beautifully with modern amenities. Those interested should expect to find something suited to every age group and family size. They should expect to find delightful choices, from historic and vintage, to established and newer homes for sale. Many of these homes, condos and townhomes, whatever their type will guarantee fabulous views of the Seattle skyline and accompanying, gorgeous natural settings.
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