Luxury Homes listed FOR SALE over 1 Million are hot!

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. Kerry Park

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.

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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

Check out the current Queen Anne listings (split up in market focus sections North, Lower, East, West) at cooper jacobs real estate

PLUS you can research ALL other SEATTLE SUBURBS from our website.

ALSO check out our Historic Seattle Homes  resources and site information.

If you are interested in looking at the current listings on or around Queen Anne hill please contact me,

Courtney Cooper at 206.850..8841 or courtney@cooperjacobs.com.

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate and Platinum Properties division Seattle, Washington

Upper Queen Anne Happenings – The Metropolitan Market on The Ave is Closing

queen anne livingUpper 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

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!

QAFM 2011 Is A Wrap! See The Queen Anne Farmer’s Market Stats For This Year!

The Queen Anne Farmer’s Market ran from June 2nd to October 6th this year and I personally enjoyed it this year. 

According to their website, we had some pretty amazing stats this year on Queen Anne Hill:

As the 2011 market season comes to a close, we thank each and every one of you – our sponsors, local businesses, patrons, vendors and volunteers who were instrumental in producing a very successful season.  QAFM is a unique community-managed market and your support shows what we can accomplish together.

Despite getting a late start this year, the market continued to thrive and to grow.  We, as a whole, provided access to Washington farmers and their fresh, healthy food, hosted food education programs for children and adults, offered a rich variety of ready-to-eat meals and a diversity of free musical programs, all while being a gathering place for our community and greater Seattle.  Our impact on the local economy is substantial and we are proud of our results this season.

  • Hosted 41 vendors (59% farmers/41% prepared food)
  • Average customers per market – 2513 (74% increase over 2010)
  • Average vendor sales per market – $22, 231 (9.0% increase over 2010)
  • Three jobs created and filled by QA residents
  • 25 volunteers donated 299 hours.
  • 1857 pounds of food donated to Trinity Methodist Saturday Soup Kitchen and Queen Anne Methodist.
  • Donated booth space 21 times to 13 non-profit organizations
  • Introduced EBT-matching program to double the value of food stamps
  • New web site designed and content re-created
  • New Facebook site introduced (450 “friends” reached in 4 months)
  • New Twitter feed introduced (225 followers secured in 4 months)
  • Hosted 30 chefs and food educators
  • Brought in 21 musicians for 29 performances
  • Featured two Tae Kwon Do and Yoga classes, and a community Talent Show

Pretty fabulous that Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood can boast such wonderful accomplishments when it is just one of many farmer’s markets across Seattle neighborhoods!  Queen Anne Hill is a great place to live!  If you are interested in living in this neighborhood, then you should definitely check out Queen Anne homes for sale right now!

Good Eating @ 10 Mercer

10 MercerGood Eating @ 10 Mercer
Ten Mercer
10 Mercer Street
Seattle, Washington 98109
telephone 206-691-3723
www.tenmercer.com

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 Thursday!

Queen Anne Farmer’s Market Adds Delight And Color To Thursdays!

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QUEEN ANNE AVE & WEST CROCKETT ST :

THURSDAYS 3-7:30

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.

queen anne farmer's market

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!queen anne farmer's market

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 :

http://www.qafma.org

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.

queen anne farmers marketIf 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!  (courtney@cooperjacobs.com  206-850-8841)

The Uptown Closing This Weekend:(

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:

http://www.historictheatres.org/

Uptown Queen Anne Seattle Roasty Toasty Winter Holiday Festival:

Queen Anne Seattle Roasty Toasty Winter Holiday Festival:

When? Saturday, January 23 from 5 – 7pm

Where on Queen Anne is it? Counterbalance Park at QA Avenue & Roy Street

How much? FREE!

According to the Seattle Greater Queen Anne Chamber website:Enjoy a warm bonfire to make smores, hot cider, live music, a light show, games with prizes and news from neighborhood organizations and the City of Seattle
They also would love it if you could bring a non-perishable food donation for Uptown’s Feeding Program at Sacred Heart Church.

**Sponsored by the Uptown Alliance, with support from the Greater QA Chamber of Commerce

Other Queen Anne Home resources:

Queen Anne Real Estate

Uptown Real Estate

Seattle real estate

Queen Anne Trick Or Treat 2009: Happy Halloween!

The Upper Queen Anne Merchant Association is once again presenting its anual Trick or Treat Event.

queen anne halloweenOctober 31st from 3PM to 5PM all along Queen Anne Ave from Galer to McGraws Streets!

Queen Anne Ave Trick-Or-Treating: All your local Upper Queen Anne merchants will be handing out treats to all the costumed kiddies!  Safety for the little ones:  Not only that , but the merchants in this neighborhood are hiring an officer to assist with pedestrian traffic and safety at Queen Anne Ave and Boston and Queen Anne Ave and Crockett.

Want more Queen Anne Halloween fun? Farm Food Fair at Queen Anne Ave and Crockett from 2-7 PM hosted by the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market.

Are you interested in living in this wonderful neighbohrood?  Queen Anne Real estate offers a wonderful opportunity to live in one of Seattle’s great neighborhoods!