Queen Anne is a neighborhood northwest of downtown Seattle. It's known for its picturesque views and upscale homes. The highest point in the area is 456 feet, over 100 meters higher than other parts of Seattle.
Queen Anne covers about 7.3 sq km and has a population of 28,000. It's bordered by Belltown to the south, Lake Union to the east, and Lake Washington ship canal to the north among other things.
The hill has always been an exclusive place for the city's early economic and cultural elite. Its name comes from the architecture of these early homes, which are often called 'Brownstones'.
Queen Anne is bounded by Fremont to the North, the Ship Canal to the West, Interbay and Magnolia to the South and Lake Union and Elliot Bay to the East.
Queen Anne is a toponym for two neighborhoods in Seattle. Lower Queen Anne is south of Seattle Center and north of the hill.
Establishing the southern boundary of Queen Anne can be difficult because there are two options for this: West Mercer Street or Denny Way. Queen Anne can be most easily reached from Highway 5 via the Mercer Street Exit (Exit 167).
Gilman Drive West, 3rd Avenue West, Queen Anne Avenue North, Boston Street and the Queen Anne Boulevard are some of the main streets in this area.
Designed in honor of Seattle-born civil engineer Emily Bear, the restoration project for this drainage system was never fully completed. It remains active in the Seattle Parks System.
Queen Anne is an easily recognizable architectural landmark in Seattle, as it is close to downtown and the three broadcast towers that tower over the city. The highest point of elevation, at 520 feet (160m) above sea level, however, exists in West Seattle.
Queen Anne slopes contains 7 of the 20 steep hardest streets in the city and 120 pedestrian staircases.
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There are about 19,000 households in the Queen Anne neighborhood, with approximately 36,000 of people.
Queen Anne is disproportionally populated by unmarried, young adults who are mostly white. The population as a whole is more racially homogeneous than Seattle as a whole.