Homes For Sale in Queen Anne
Queen Anne is defined by its topography. Carved out by the Queen Anne Glacier, Queen Anne is Seattle’s highest named hill. The neighborhood is further divided into two areas called “Lower Queen Anne” and “Upper Queen Anne,” so named because Upper Queen Anne—to the north—sits even higher, atop one of the steepest hills in Seattle.
This area is where Seattle’s elite built their homes during the turn of the century, and it draws its name from the Queen Anne style house that was a popular mansion design from 1880 to 1910. Many of these homes remain today, and there are 12 historic houses in the registry of official Seattle landmarks. Contemporary homes built on Queen Anne are typically even more luxurious than those built in the Victorian era, and Queen Anne homes, townhomes, and condominiums are some of the most expensive and desirable in the city. Part of the draw is the incredible view—because of the steep hill, many homes have views of the water, and the neighborhood is extremely safe and family friendly. There are public elementary, middle, and high schools in the area, as well as four private schools and Seattle Pacific University.
Queen Anne is also desirable because of its extreme proximity to downtown. Belltown is just down the hill, allowing easy access to bars, nightlife, and venues, as well as any centralized jobs or commuter needs.