Sit atop Seattle in Queen Anne

At a maximum elevation of 456 feet, Queen Anne offers residents sprawling views of the city. Historical mansions of the neighborhood are mainly occupied by the area’s elite, but residents don’t have to be substantially wealthy to settle down in Queen Anne. Individuals and families looking for real estate in Seattle, WA, have plenty of options, and Queen Anne is a stunning area to start with.

Rated as the best neighborhood to live in by Seattle Magazine two years in a row, Upper Queen Anne overlooks the lower region of the area. In 1962, Lower Queen Anne was the area where Seattle hosted its Century 21 Exposition, that year's World’s Fair. Home to several of Seattle’s finest landmarks, like the Space Needle, the area is a sought-after neighborhood for families and young professionals.

From Kerry Park, located on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill, residents can get the view so many postcards of the city capture so perfectly. On a clear day, vistas span the vast cityscape and onto Mount Rainier in the background.

The urban village of Queen Anne is a safe community as sidewalks are always filled with pedestrians during the day and at night, and cyclists can be spotted on the many bike lanes of the area.