Magnolia Seattle is the dividing line between the Norwegian fishing neighborhood of Ballard and the beginning of the downtown Seattle neighborhoods. Many of the apartments in Magnolia Seattle are either down on the water or on the large bluffs overlooking Puget Sound, making it a popular area for those seeking fantastic views. Though this is one of the more expensive areas in Seattle, the atmosphere is laid back and casual, and the local parks and marinas are all-welcoming.
Housing is quite high-end in Magnolia Seattle. Amenities typically include upgraded kitchens and bathrooms, washer and dryer, vaulted ceilings, and on-site workout facilities. Apartments in Magnolia Seattle range from $1500-2000 for a two bedroom. The rent may seem steep to some, but the luxury and views make Magnolia Seattle apartments worth the pricetag.
Magnolia Seattle is a great choice for boaters, as the water views and Elliott Bay Marina allow for both watching and boating. The neighborhood sits on the south end of the Ballard Ship Canal, where you can watch both famed commercial fishing boats like those in the Deadliest Catch series head through, or rent a stand-up paddleboard and play in there yourself. Since it is the high-end region of a city known for its foodies, it is not surprising to find that the restaurants in Magnolia Seattle are plentiful and divine. From the high-end four-star favorite Palisades to the local Pho joint or coffee shop around the corner, you can't go wrong eating in any well-attended restaurant nearby.
Most apartments in Magnolia Seattle are pet-friendly, and there are a number of great places to walk your dog. From the Burke-Gilman trail along the waterfront to Magnolia Manor park, its a great region to join the many dog lovers in the area. The adjacent neighborhood of Ballard has taken doggie stores to a new level, and boasts many high-end pet bakeries, groomers, day cares, and vet services.
Seattle's downfall is lousy commuting. Lousy traffic that once hit rush hour has extended due to the high number of flex-time employees. The Sound Transit bus system does not have any easy direct routes to Magnolia or Ballard, and the light rail is too far to be utilized by people here. If you bike, though, there are some great options for getting around the city safely and quickly.
Seattle does not have a neighborhood-based school system, but allows their students to apply to any school within the district and bus anywhere in the city. There are a number of unique high schools in the city that work with the interests kids may have. Roosevelt High School has a great media program and has gone on to create many of the radio journalists, DJs and Television hosts in the city. John Stanford international school is a language immersion school for middle and high schoolers. Seattle also boasts over a hundred different private schools if the public education doesn't fit your standards or philosophies.