Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA
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Lower Queen Anne Neighborhood Guide Seattle, WA

About

Lower Queen Anne is a vibrant neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, known for its diverse dining options, quirky shops, and picturesque views of the Puget Sound and downtown skyscrapers. It's framed by some notable thoroughfares including Denny Way, Elliot Avenue, and Mercer Street. The neighborhood is home to the iconic Space Needle, Seattle Center, and the Museum of Pop Culture, all of which make it a bustling cultural hotspot.

What You Will Love About Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, Washington

  • Lower Queen Anne offers a rich cultural experience with numerous venues for arts and entertainment such as the Ballet, Opera, and Repertory Theater.
  • The neighborhood boasts some of Seattle's best restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, creating a vibrant nightlife and culinary scene.
  • Its proximity to the Seattle Center and Space Needle offers residents and visitors a chance to experience some of the city's most iconic landmarks.

What's Nearby

Lower Queen Anne's location offers a short commute to downtown Seattle. It is also not far from the waterfront at Elliot Bay and the beautiful Olympic Sculpture Park. Additionally, the neighborhood is close to Seattle Pacific University and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Rental Market

Renting in Lower Queen Anne can be a bit pricier, with the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment being around $2,503. However, prices can range from a low of $1,994 to a high of $2,565. These figures reflect the neighborhood's popularity and convenience, particularly among young professionals and families.

Rental Price Stability

Rent in Lower Queen Anne is fairly stable, with a standard deviation of just $232.31 from the average price. This means that while prices can fluctuate slightly, potential renters can generally expect to pay around the average of $2,503.

Lifestyle

Living in Lower Queen Anne means embracing a lifestyle filled with culture, convenience, and a close-knit community. Residents enjoy easy access to local amenities and events right on their doorstep, yet can easily escape to the city's more serene, scenic spots. This makes it ideal for those who enjoy a mix of urban and natural landscapes.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 495 restaurants, 88 grocery stores, and 95 parks within a mile of the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Metropolitan Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    100 Mercer St

  • GROCERY
    Safeway

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    516 1st Ave W

  • GROCERY
    Seattle Fudge

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Candy Store, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    305 Harrison St

  • GROCERY
    Mercer Mini Mart

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    405 W Mercer St

  • GROCERY
    QFC

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    500 Mercer St

  • GROCERY
    Rama Deli & Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    2801 1st Ave

Lower Queen Anne Apartments and Rentals

297 Rental properties in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA.

  • AVA Queen Anne property

    $2,140+

    AVA Queen Anne

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    470–1504 Sqft

    7 Units Available

  • Stream Dexios property

    $1,595+

    Stream Dexios

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    383–986 Sqft

    9 Units Available

  • Moda property

    $1,271+

    Moda

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    251–1006 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Metro on First property

    $1,795+

    Metro on First

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    350–1695 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Aperture on Fifth property

    Contact for Price

    Aperture on Fifth

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    432–951 Sqft

    6 Units Available

  • 2300 Elliott property

    $1,849+

    2300 Elliott

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    430–1200 Sqft

    Available 6/26

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
41.8%
112.2%
utilities
5%
2%
food
3.4%
15.5%
transportation
5.3%
29%
healthcare
11%
35.1%

Lower Queen Anne Demographics

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Lower Queen Anne Reviews

people smiling
  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Near Downtown

    Yes

    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 5 of 6 renters

Lower Queen Anne Transportation

walk bike and transit

Walker’s Paradise

93/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

69/100
Bike Score®

Excellent Transit

73/100
1 bus stop, 1 train stop, 1 other stop

Seattle Center Monorail

Train Stop

370 Thomas St

Metro Bus Stop - 5th & Mercer

Bus Stop

Mercer St

Washington State Ferries

Other

2901 3rd Ave

Source: foursquare.com

Lower Queen Anne Schools

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1%
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9%
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5%
BelltownNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,519
4%
Queen AnneNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,450
2%
Capitol HillNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,410
9%
North SeattleNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,665
3%
CascadeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,928
4%
FremontNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,174
38%
University DistrictNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,505
5%
BallardNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,297
7%
WallingfordNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,660
1%
Green LakeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,262
10%
WestlakeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$2,045
5%
Lake UnionNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,856
1%
First HillNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,561
16%
EastlakeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,450
14%
West EdgeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,991
12%
Pioneer SquareNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$650
0%
Central DistrictNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,635
17%
WaterfrontNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington----
MagnoliaNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington----
Northeast SeattleNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,495
1%
RooseveltNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,258
1%
International DistrictNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,675
16%
InterbayNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,600--
Yesler TerraceNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,540
21%
GreenwoodNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,523
32%
Phinney RidgeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,365
4%
LaurelhurstNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington----
MontlakeNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,595
0%
Central SeattleNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,572
0%
North Queen AnneNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,395--
RavennaNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$2,240
54%
Madison ParkNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$2,295--
North AdmiralNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,450
21%
Alki PointNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,500--
North Beacon HillNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,592--
AdamsNeighborhood in Seattle, Washington$1,192
15%