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Seattle-Queen Anne's neighborhood, is it safe?

Old Jun 15th, 2009, 06:08 AM
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Seattle-Queen Anne's neighborhood, is it safe?

We are almost ready to accept an exchange for our house in Ga. with a townhouse in the Queen Anne's neighborhood of Seattle. Its within walking distance of the Fremont district....is this a safe area to stay?.....What is the Fremont District?
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 06:15 AM
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Do you know the street? If it's walking distance to Fremont it may be Upper Queen Anne, which is beautiful and perfectly safe. The only part of QA that I don't love is a few blocks around Mercer where you're likely to get panhandled.
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In my experience people who sign up for house exchanges (ourselves included) tend to be pretty careful and proud of their homes/neighborhoods. Queen Anne (not "Anne's") is one of Seattle's more desirable districts, so in all likelihood you'll have a fine experience.

The Fremont district sits a little northeast of Queen Anne Hill (QA is on the west side of Lake Union, Fremont at the NW corner of the lake.) It's one of Seattle's more bohemian areas (although rapidly gentrifying) with some good shops, cafes and bars, a troll, a statue of Lenin, a rocket ship, and a chocolate factory that offers tasting tours . Also a brewery and a gazillion high-tech workers in newly-built office parks and buildings. And this weekend at its Solstice festival, a fair number of nude cyclists parading their Derailleurs to the world.
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It is safe, but some locations are more desirable than others.

For instance, Westlake and Nickerson are busy main arterials, whereas Newell, Fulton, 1st Ave N are some of the quiet residential streets.

If we knew the address, we could be more confident we are giving you good advice.

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If you are eary walking distance to Fremont (simply another neighborhood name) that means you are on the "back" of Queen Anne Hill (i.e., the north side) probably around Nickerson?

Downtown Seattle borders to the south, on "lower" Queen Anne hill. Generally speaking it is a very desirable and upscale neighborhood. How convenient it will be for getting around depends the exact location.
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