Seattle is home to a diverse set of neighborhoods, each which has it's own character, prestige, hipness an culture. Some neighborhoods are desirable due to their location to the economic
Location : Queen Anne offers a quick commute to downtown, but it also boasts breathtaking views. To the West, sunsets, the Olympic mountain range, and Puget Sound. To the East, the sunrise, the Cascades, and Lake Union. And to the South, there's Seattle's impressive skyline, the Space Needle, and Mt. Rainier.
Homes : Homes on Queen Anne display a variety of architectural styles. Owing to its development in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Queen Anne has an abundance of wonderful old homes. Furthermore, high land values encourage the construction of quality new homes in the neighborhood. As a highly sought-after neighborhood, real estate values on Queen Anne should continue to rise with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation nearby and the South Lake Union redevelopment underway.
Lifestyle : Queen Anne offers an inviting neighborhood community where you'll find a little something for everyone; the urban flavor and active nightlife of Lower Queen Anne, the stores, shops, restaurants and coffee houses of Upper Queen Anne, the quiet tree-lined avenues, or the fun family activities at Seattle Center and the Experience Music Project.
Location : Magnolia is a nature-rich jewel just outside of downtown, west of Queen Anne, and along Elliot Bay. With amazing views and scenic parks abound, its position on the water and limited thru-traffic gives Magnolia a small-town, island-like feel. Residents can still access the rest of Seattle quickly, with just a five-ten minute commute to downtown.
Homes : There are a variety of home styles in Magnolia. 1950's mid-century modern ranch houses, new condominiums, and luxurious historic mansions with unobstructed views of Puget Sound all are available in this friendly, suburban neighborhood. Lot sizes tend to be larger, thus homes often have generously-sized yards.
Lifestyle : Magnolia is a great neighborhood for people who love to be active in nature, prefer to feel removed from the city, but also want easy access to downtown. Discovery Park boasts 534 acres of beautiful scenery, views of the Cascades, Puget Sound, and Olympics, and many trails through a variety of natural habitats, including two miles of protected beaches. The center of Magnolia, known as The Village, is where neighbors gather to shop, dine, and dwell over a cup of coffee. Magnolia is the perfect place for those who want the best of both worlds, including city life and a small-town neighborhood feel.
Location : Seattle's downtown is like no other. Flanked by Puget Sound to the west, amazing views of the bay and the Olympic Mountains can be enjoyed from many of Seattle's downtown streets. Getting to and from downtown is simple via a grid of numbered thoroughfares, I-5 access, and Highway 99, which runs along Seattle's waterfront.
Homes : There are several condominium buildings in downtown Seattle, from renovated historic buildings to new-from-the-ground-up construction. Many buildings feature breath-taking views of Puget Sound, the Olympic mountain range, the iconic Space Needle, or Mount Rainier.
Lifestyle : Downtown Seattle is comprised of several sub-neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor. Belltown, in the north part of downtown, is home to hip shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. The center of downtown is the main business and shopping district, where you can browse for clothing at Westlake Center, or purchase the freshest produce and seafood at Pike Place Market. Further south is historic Pioneer Square, home to Seattle's sport venues,
Location : Capitol Hill is located on the east side of Seattle. There are three colleges, a variety of parks, including beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory, and many restaurants, shops and boutiques. Itâ€™s conveniently located near downtown, I-5 and a short drive to Lake Washington.
Homes : Many homes in Capitol Hill were built in the 19th and 20th century and offer unmatched old world charm. Quaint homes on tree lined streets and impeccable Seattle homes on Federal Avenue, among others, make this a very desirable area to live.
Lifestyle : Capitol Hill is a vibrant neighborhood of Seattle. Densely populated and very diverse, this is a neighborhood that has it all and is known for its arts and culture. It is home to two of the cityâ€™s best known movie theaters, an annual three day music festival known as Capitol Hill Block Party, active nightlife, coffee drinking, dining and much more.
Let me know if want info on neighborhoods a bit further out from Downtown. Wedgewood, Ballard, Madison Park, Windermere, Laurelhurst and Bryant. Each are just as diverse.