Neighborhood Series: Queen Anne

Queen Anne is both a neighborhood and the largest hill in Seattle at 456 feet. Early in Seattle’s history, the hill became a popular spot for the city’s economic and cultural elite to build their mansions, and the name Queen Anne, derives from the architectural style typical of many of the early homes. The Queen Anne style is characterized by large wrap-around porches, detailed shingling and round or square towers.

The view from Queen Anne and in particular Kerry Park overlooking downtown has led many people, who have never been to Seattle, to believe that the Space Needle is the tallest building. This view was also popularized by the the 90′s hit show, Frasier. If you take a stroll around the area by Kerry Park you will see many beautiful homes and gardens.

Some recommendations from our staff include:

View From Kerry Park

View From Kerry Park

 

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