Neighborhood Spotlight: Lower Queen Anne
Seattle’s many unique neighborhoods set our city apart. From Ballard’s seaside, nautical charm to hip Capitol Hill, each part of Seattle has its own character. This month, we’re zooming in on Lower Queen Anne, one of Seattle’s historic neighborhoods which is home to Key Arena, Seattle Center, many trendy shops and restaurants, and more. If you are looking for commercial real estate in Lower Queen Anne or trying to find the best options for office space in Seattle, here are a few reasons to consider an office space in Lower Queen Anne for your company’s next home.
Proximity, Transportation, and Walkability
If your team is seeking a space that’s easy to access and equipped with amenities, an office space in Lower Queen Anne is for you. Five minutes north of downtown, this neighborhood gives you easy access to the city center, without the hustle and bustle that comes with working in the heart of the business district.
In terms of walkability and transportation, Lower Queen Anne is easy to access without a car. If you do drive to work, this neighborhood has more parking available than most downtown office spaces. Walk Score gives Lower Queen Anne a walkability score of 92 out of 100, making it one of Seattle’s top ten most walkable neighborhoods. Dozens of bus routes also serve this area, so you’ll have no problem getting there from other parts of the city. You should be able to get to this area in the following approximate times (not accounting for current traffic):
- From Downtown Seattle: Five minute drive, ten minute bus ride
- From South Lake Union: Five minute drive, 15 minute bus ride
- From Capitol Hill: 15 minute drive, 30 minute bus ride
- From Northgate/North Seattle: 20 minute drive, 40 minute bus ride
- From Bellevue and the Eastside: 30 minute drive, 50 minute bus ride
Food and Amenities
Another benefit of commercial real estate in Lower Queen Anne is all of the great restaurants, stores, and amenities in the area. This neighborhood is home to many unique coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, and more. Tenants in this area benefit from a number of great lunch options and other conveniences including:
- Dozens of places for a quick bite to eat or a sit-down meal
- Local coffee shops featuring artisan coffees, teas, and snacks
- Daily local food trucks at F5 Networks and The PI Building
- Easy access to Safeway, Metropolitan Market, Bartels Drugs, Trader Joe’s and more
One of the best things about Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood is that it’s home to the Space Needle, The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly The EMP), and everything else Seattle Center has to offer. From outdoor movies throughout the summer, to holiday lighting displays, Pacific Science Center events, free concerts at KEXP and more, when you choose commercial real estate in Lower Queen Anne, you’re giving your team a home just around the corner from a wide variety of events, activities, and much more.
At Martin Selig Real Estate, we’re passionate about helping companies large and small find premiere commercial real estate in Seattle. To explore our Lower Queen Anne commercial properties, visit our website. To keep up with the latest from our team, follow us on Facebook.