Queen Anne Views: Summer Cruise Ships Are Here!

They’re here!

…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.

 

More wild weather!

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Seriously, more snow? Luckily not sticking, but it made for an interesting commute up on Queen Anne Ave. this evening. The bone chilling weather is also seriously interfering with my walking schedule around Queen Anne Boulevard! What are you doing to keep from going crazy in all this?

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

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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.

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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/