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Old 01-11-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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our family is relocating to seattle next month and i'm taking a trip out there at the end of january to view some properties. after careful consideration we were thinking we either wanted to live in queen anne if staying in the city or downtown kirland if we chose the eastside. i'm leaning towards upper queen anne, but have come across some nice homes in magnolia. how is this area compared to queen anne? is it as safe/convenient for families with preschool age children? thank you!
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Magnolia is actually safer than Queen Anne. QA, especially lower QA, is a hotbed of nightlife, with all the noise, petty crime, fighting, drunkenness, etc. that comes with it.

Magnolia is actually one of the more prestigious of the neighborhoods of Seattle because there's a TON of great views and homes, at a premium price, and has an awesome park.

Safety is not a concern, but convenience wrt kids, I have no idea. I would assume it is very convenient with its own schools, etc., because a lot of wealthy families live there.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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Default Magnolia

Lovely neighborhood, but regarding schools, there is nothing there for the high-school-aged. They get shuttled off to Ballard.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Lovely neighborhood, but regarding schools, there is nothing there for the high-school-aged. They get shuttled off to Ballard.
i see.. my children are smal, i didn't find much in the area of preschools either. it was nice to see the elementary, catherine blaine, was rated a 9 out of 10 though. thank you
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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I like Queen Anne better. As I'm sure you know, upper Queen Anne is rich, old money, and Queen Anne Avenue has many cool restaurants, cafes, and stores. Lower Queen Anne has apartments and condoms, as well as restaurants, and nightlife.

Magnolia, to me, is boring and there is absolutely nothing to do. They have "The Village" which pales in comparison to Queen Anne Avenue.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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I like Queen Anne better. As I'm sure you know, upper Queen Anne is rich, old money, and Queen Anne Avenue has many cool restaurants, cafes, and stores. Lower Queen Anne has apartments and condoms, as well as restaurants, and nightlife.
Magnolia, to me, is boring and there is absolutely nothing to do. They have "The Village" which pales in comparison to Queen Anne Avenue.
Uh... you meant condos, right?
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No question that Magnolia would be better for kids, better schools, parks, and yards to play in, much less traffic and congestion. I'd look at Ballard before Queen Anne as a second choice. Kirkland is great but if you work in Seattle that commute will be more expensive by $7 a day starting in March with the new toll, and the new 520 bridge under construction will cause delays for years.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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Uh... you meant condos, right?


Oh my God, I'm so sorry. Yes, I completely meant condos.

How embarrassing
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Spokane's South Hill
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Both are great. I lived top of Queen Anne - Galer off of QAB, 12th Ave W mid hill; and on Magnolia at Emerson and Magnolia Blvd. The city and Puget Sound views can be stunning on Magnolia.

Magnolia is safer, slower, and far fewer food choices than QA... OK except for Red Mill Burgers; Yummy Teriyaki, and Chinooks and at fisherman's terminal. Wild Salmon Seafood Market is great too.

You may want to consider Laurelhurst too.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Both are great. I lived top of Queen Anne - Galer off of QAB, 12th Ave W mid hill; and on Magnolia at Emerson and Magnolia Blvd. The city and Puget Sound views can be stunning on Magnolia.

Magnolia is safer, slower, and far fewer food choices than QA... OK except for Red Mill Burgers; Yummy Teriyaki, and Chinooks and at fisherman's terminal. Wild Salmon Seafood Market is great too.

You may want to consider Laurelhurst too.
Mindreader?

I had a burger at Red Mill last week and lunch at Chinooks twice!
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