There are SEVEN homes in Queen Anne that are currently pending sales and all listed for sale in excess of $2,450.000 so the market is certainly hot. Cash buyers are contacting us nearly every day and showing are keeping us busy throughout the holiday season. The fact that there are many sold properties, and two very recently, supports the fact that living in Queen Anne is as popular as it’s ever been. Folks want to live close to work in downtown Seattle and buyers know that owning real estate here is a solid investment for their financial future and quality of life.
Many of the houses we see on a daily basis in Queen Anne have high walking scores and are close to the amenities of urban living. There are too many Queen Anne Parks to mention all of them here but are easy to walk to and fun finding. Kerry Park pictured here is a wonderful park to see the Seattle sites. Some residents choose to live without personal automobiles and use Zipcar vehicles if they don’t own a car and need to head out to run errands further away then the normal stops. I think one of the most missed destinations for city people is Home Depot and Lowes Home Improvement. These places have many of the things that we need as home owners or renters that need to get the basics for home maintenance. Most things that Queen Anne residents want are right here.
Especially the undeniable beauty and architecture of these stunning luxury home estates.
Recently SOLD in Queen Anne is:
1211 8 Ave W, Seattle 98119 for $1,000.000
1517 11th Ave W, Seattle 98119 for $1,437.500
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…to transport passengers on an Alaskan getaway. The cruise ships are great for Seattle tourism plus local businesses and also treat residents of Magnolia and Queen Anne to a moving landscape from their very own yards. Some locals are upset with more Interbay traffic and up & down the Magnolia bridge or in Interbay. Others close to the pier complain of loud music and pollution created by the big boats, but mostly the cruise ships contribute to both Magnolia and Queen Anne views. One can’t deny the ‘cool factor’ when the ships announce departure from Puget Sound with the deep bellow of the horns.
Seattle sunsets with 202 scheduled cruise ships to set sail will create countless images and motion for folks to follow.
It’s estimated that each boat contributes $2 Million to the local economy and about 4,300 jobs to people around the Pacific Northwest. Many photographers, including ones within our real estate industry, capture ship traffic to add visual interest to pictures posted on our property listings. Queen Anne View Homes demand a premium price. Even a peek a boo view out of the corner of a room is desirable by Queen Anne buyers. There are many different types of views from the hill. When creating listings I tag the type of view it has because it’s an important feature of the property. Whether the home has East, West and or Western exposure are all details to share with readers.
If you have any questions about listing a Queen Anne property for sale and how to make it stand out, let us help you.
If you are looking at homes on Queen Anne hill here’s a great resource for finding out more about the area…
Queen Anne Homes For Sale
Seattle real estate, in particular Queen Anne properties have truly benefited from the views they have over Seattle’s historic landmarks. There are many spectacular homes for sale on Queen Anne right now and for more details on surrounding neighborhoods go to www.cooperjacobs.com.
Queen Anne Books is for sale. This is a Queen Anne staple of our community life so I am hoping someone will read this and decide that this is what they want to do! I was just in there today and I merely described a silly book about fairies that my daughter had read years ago and they knew exactly what I was talking about and were able to order it for me on the spot so that I can send it out as a gift to a very appreciative little girl. The map of the staircases of Queen Anne is sold here. It is quaint and fun to browse and a nice change form my Kindle and the giant book stores of the mall genre. We need this place!
According to their site (http://queenannebooks.com/letter-patti):
Dear Friends of Queen Anne Books,
Almost 14 years ago, Cindy Mitchell and I met with Randy and Alice to discuss the possibility of buying Queen Anne Books, sealing the deal July 31, 1998. It has been an amazing ride: Borders Books and Barnes & Noble were the ‘big, bad, box stores’; Amazon was a new and far-reaching idea just beginning to take off; Tower Books was our nearest competitor; and there was no such thing as an e-book. After a couple hundred book club meetings, four amazing Harry Potter parties, countless author events and 14 Holiday Magics, I have decided it is time to turn over Queen Anne Books to a new owner — someone who will bring fresh energy and ideas to a business undergoing a radical and exciting transformation.
As most of you know, I lost my husband to cancer last May and I am eager to move on and discover what the next stage of my life will hold. I initially believed I would continue to be a bookseller but, because the business is changing so much, I have realized the store requires more than I can give right now. I am hoping someone in the Queen Anne community will find the business as fulfilling and exciting as I know it can be.
- I am selling the business for the value of the inventory, computers and fixtures.
- My lease is up October 30, 2012 but there is a 5-year-option available.
- I am currently working very hard to settle the details of losing a husband — probate, taxes, etc. So Cindy Mitchell, who knows the business as well as I do (even though she retired four years ago), has volunteered to answer the initial queries into the store’s possible sale. You can reach her through the store email: QueenAnneBooks@queenannebooks.com. Please put Attn: Cindy in the subject line.
The Serious Buyer:
- Reading is essential, but you must also be an astute business person. Margins are tight in this business; skill, constant appraisal, and reappraisal are required to make a profit.
- You need to plan on working in the store. The presence of the owner in the store on a regular basis is key to the store’s financial success.
- You must be open to the expanding presence of ecommerce, ebooks and social media in the book industry.
- Plan to work hard, learn a lot, and be surrounded by an amazing community who will support you and celebrate the richness of the written word with you!
Thank you for your many years of support. I will do my best to ensure Queen Anne Books continues to be a vital part of this community.
Sincerely and Gratefully,
Queen Anne Books
Upper Queen Anne Happenings – The Metropolitan Market on The Ave is Closing according to the Feb 15th issue of Magnolia News…
It is quite a surprise! Luckily, this is not the end for the chain and they will continue to operate their very successful Mercer location in Lower Queen Anne (as well as their other locations), but this news is still a big change for Queen Anne Hill! This store opened in 1971 – over 40 years ago, but will close its doors August 1st.
The Upper Queen Anne location of The Metropolitan Market has been an important staple to the entire Queen Anne community in Seattle, but the store has announced that it will not be part of the new apartment development at the site. The owners of the site are currently in talks with other grocery options that would fill up the entire first floor and parking will be underground so we should have something back in there soon, but it will be sad to see this one go. I personally will travel the extra dozen blocks to go to their Mercer location – which has better amenities anyway, really, if I am being honest.
The other issue here of course if the fact that an apartment complex is going in on the main drag of Upper Queen Anne and how that will change the cityscape of our neighborhood. Obviously, even more density, but also just a giant building where a smaller one was. Nothing stays the same, but this little spot on the Ave has been the same for many decades so it will be a big change!
Winterfest Ice Skating at Seattle Center
My daughter decided that for her borthday, she wanted to go ice skating and I told her that there was no where to skate around here. She of course had already done her homework and pointed out that we could ice skate practically under the Space Needle if we wanted to. Seattle Center has Winterfest going on right now and there are lots of events including…ice skating.
From the Seattle Center website:
Winterfest Ice Rink
Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2012
Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday, 11am – 10pm
Fisher Pavilion, Prices Vary
Glide into the season with the greatest of ease. For novice or Olympiad ice skaters, the Winterfest Ice Rink offers fun for all. Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6– 12, $2 children ages 5 and under. Admission fee includes skate rental. Cash only. Admission is free only to patrons wanting to watch and not ice skate. Special hours: Dec. 24 closes 4pm, Dec. 25 closed, Dec. 31 closes at 11:30pm
Ice Skating at Seattle Center was something indeed! It was especially significant for my daughter who has grown up hearing stories of her great grandparents having their first dates ice skating at the Seattle Center. The Winterfest Ice Skating Rink is a in Fisher Pavilion and very crowded, but a pretty amazing winter experience overall.
Seattle Center is the heart of Seattle local events. It is a great place to explore and a wonderful part of Uptown (Lower Queen Anne). If you are interested in Queen Anne homes or other Seattle neighborhoods that are close by Seattle Center, then let me know and I will show you my favorites!
Good Eating @ 10 Mercer
10 Mercer Street
Seattle, Washington 98109
Ten Mercer is one of Seattle’s hip venues for dinner & drinks during the Summer months and beyond. Walking distance from Queen Anne and Belltown this ‘World-Class Cuisine Meets Neighborhood Scene’ destination is a must do. Ten Mercer’s proximity to Key Arena’s WNBA Seattle Storm http://www.wnba.com/storm/ basketball games and concerts is perfect. It is also within range from Safeco Field and Century Link Stadium thus offering many folks a place to unwind after an evening out. I walked with friends from the June 2011 U2 Concert at the NFL football stadium to 10 Mercer without a problem. The menu is wonderful. Lobster risotto is rich and rewarding and if that is not the correct combination then the fresh Dungeness Crab Sandwich with cilantro wasabi mayonaisse, red onion, tomato and shoestring fries is a crowd favorite.
I took this photograph from inside the restaurant and upstairs at my table. The second floor is cozy which provides a stunning platform to people watch while experiencing a Pacific Northwest sunset. Queen Anne has Ten Mercer along with so many other fine dining restaurants that the list goes on & on & on. Queen Anne is a great place to work and live!
Queen Anne Farmer’s Market Adds Delight And Color To Thursdays!
QUEEN ANNE AVE & WEST CROCKETT ST :
Runs June 2nd – October 6th
The Farmer’s Market on Queen Anne….
Just off Queen Anne Ave in Upper Queen Anne at West Crockett Street is where you can find one of the nicest farmer’s markets in Seattle. The colors are beautiful and the wide range of offerings will truly dazzle you.
In addition to the fresh fruit, veggies, and flowers you would expect to find at a farmer’s market, you will also find many other offerings at the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market.
You also might as well come hungry because some of the best freshly prepared food vendors are there, too!
Finally the weather is cooperating so the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market was an absolute delight to go to tonight!
You can find out more about the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market by visiting their website :
Queen Anne Living
Queen Anne in general has an excellent Walk Score and the shops and restaurants along Queen Anne Ave make this Seattle neighborhoods a top pick for many people relocating to Seattle from other areas. Add in the close proximity to Downtown Seattle, and Queen Anne Hill is worth a look. After all, Queen Anne was the choice pick for early Seattle business men from the late 1800′s and is still one of the most desirable Seattle neighborhoods.
If you are interested in Queen Anne homes for sale or learning more about Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, please feel free to get in touch with me – I am happy to show you my favorite Queen Anne hot spots and also the lovely Queen Anne real estate if you find yourself looking for Queen Anne Realtors! (firstname.lastname@example.org 206-850-8841)
Queen Anne Relocation: Looking at moving to Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood?
Let us tell you about one of our favorite Seattle neighborhoods, Queen Anne. Queen Anne hill has a long historic tradition in Seattle and the estates here are filled with lovely Puget Sound views and beautiful city scapes.
Queen Anne Seattle Neighborhood Highlights-
The Queen Anne Neighborhood of Seattle is amazing from all angles – on the North slope there are lovely views of Ballard & Fremont over the canal and the Fremont Sunday Market is practically right there! To the East is Lake Union with houseboats all along Westlake, the Bigelow Ave portion of Queen Anne Boulevard, Downtown Seattle views, and more. In the Southeast, the newer QFC is just one of the factors that make this part of the neighborhood score high on WalkScore (my latest Queen Anne contract in this area has a WalkScore of 94!!!).
In the shadow of the iconic Space Needle, Lower Queen Anne or Uptown is full of restaurants, pubs, and nightlife and has the Seattle Center at its heart. West Queen Anne is perched high above Puget Sound and offers sweeping views of the sound, city, Space Needle, Mount Rainier, and pretty much anything else you want to see as it is one of Seattle’s highest hills. Upper Queen Anne is the true heart of the neighborhood and a stroll or drive along Queen Anne Ave North will show you why. This is the heart of the upper portion of Queen Anne and where you can find all of the offerings from local clubs, restaurants, and merchants. One of my personal favorites is Queen Anne Books.
Historical Queen Anne Homes and More:
Queen Anne is one of the original Seattle neighborhoods settled and the history of it is quite fascinating! A stroll around Queen Anne Boulevard is a great place to start. Old Queen Anne Boulevard is a series of streets that form a loop around the top of Queen Anne – a crown around the top of the hill. Many people don’t know about the Boulevard, but it has been around in one form or another for about a hundred years thanks to the citizens of Queen Anne at the time who pushed for it. Queen Anne Boulevard is Queen Anne’s version of the Green Lake path although it is almost a mile longer at roughly 3.7 miles and shares its surfaces with cars. Look for historical sites on the Boulevard including the Wilcox Wall on the West slope, but also notice that there are some of the city’s best views along the way!
Queen Anne Living:
This neighborhood is so livable! The streets of Queen Anne are connected by a matrix of pedestrian staircases (check out Thomas Horton’s map of them here) and sidewalks which lead to the wide array of neighborhood parks, local grocers and shops, eateries, coffee houses, and more. Transit is thoroughly incorporated into the infrastructure here with bus routes all over the hill. If you are looking for a good no car option, than Queen Anne is definitely one of my top recommendations in Seattle, but obviously, with or without a car, it is one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods!
84 years as an anchor to Lower Queen Anne -
Since 1926 this movie theater has been going and I am very sad about it.
Our family has a long history n Queen Anne and I am sure that my childrens great grandparents went on dates here in the early years. I will have to give them a call and see if they want a last call at the Uptown which closes tomorrow 11/28/2010, according to the Seattle Times, although I found the Seattle Times article through the Theatre Historical Society Readerboard site post here: http://theatrehistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/the-uptown-theater-on-lower-queen-anne-will-be-missed/.
You can read more about them and support this non profit’s 40+ year cause here:
I wrote a blog earlier about Backyard Cottages in Seattle or Detatched Dwelling Units. Since then, I’ve had numerous questions about them.
Whether you are considering a Backyard Cottage on your at least 4,000 square foot lot as a rental property, for an elderly family member, or a grown child you need to know the max square footage the structure can be is 800 sq ft. This includes any carport, attached garage, or storage.
You can decide to go through a contractor and architect or get a panelized or modular fabricated design. Fabricated is the fastest, and designed much like building blocks. Panelized takes a little more time and can be more customized.
It’s no secret adding a Backyard Cottage on your property can add extra monthly income. However there are some costs involved. Here is a link to a handy worksheet that breaks down Hard Costs and Soft Costs. Example of a Hard Cost is demolition or site preparation. A Soft Cost is a mortgage, or fees for utility hookups. Which aren’t cheap, by the way! Seattle City Light recommends separate electricity meters. This will save you way more money in the long run.
Make sure you save room for a parking space for your Backyard Cottage – this is a requirement!
For more information regarding Backyard Cottages and self help steps to diagrams, permits, and more – this site wins, hands down.
Check back frequently to www.cooperjacobs.com for our Backyard Cottage listings in Seattle City Limits.