Located northwest of downtown Seattle, Magnolia is a tranquil, suburban neighborhood that features some of the most stunning real estate in the city. With incredible views of the water on all sides, plentiful parks, and top-notch amenities, this neighborhood is one of Seattle's best places to live. Magnolia famously got its name in 1857 when Lieutenant George Davidson mistook the neighborhood's madrona trees for magnolias. Nevertheless, the name stuck. This area has a long culture of fishing, beginning with the Duwamish people, and today, Magnolia's revered Fishermen's Terminal serves as home to hundreds of commercial fishing boats and a full service seafood market. All in all, Magnolia is known for its beautiful homes and a suburban, oasis-in-the city appeal.
This neighborhood is a peninsula, surrounded by Elliot Bay to the west, Salmon Bay to the east, and Puget Sound to the north; the water makes its presence known. Access to the rest of Seattle is limited to the three bridges on the east side: Emerson, Dravus, and Magnolia. Despite its convenient proximity to Downtown, Ballard, and Queen Anne, Magnolia's residents are able to luxuriate in a quieter and slower pace of life.
the West Point Lighthouse and two miles of protected impressive 534 acre playground, features a 2.8 mile loop around the perimeter that is a favorite among Seattle trail runners. It is Seattle's largest park, and never feels crowded due to its sheer size. Highlights also include the West Point Lighthouse and two miles of protected beaches. Visitors often spot wildlife there, including eagles, herons, seals, and owls. On the other hand, Magnolia Park, located on the Magnolia Bluff, offers a more groomed experience, with picnic tables, tennis courts, and stunning views of the Seattle skyline.
Queen Margherita Pizza
Mura Asian Eatery
Magnolia Village Pub
Red Mill Burgers
Kinnaree Thai Cuisine
Boxcar Ale House
Mulleady's Irish Pub
Magnolia Village Art Walk
Magnolia Farmers Market
Proximity to Ballard And Fremont
By far, the best thing about Magnolia is the peace and quiet. While short bridges connect it to the rest of Seattle, Magnolia residents are the ones who like to stay home over going out. After spending an evening watching the ferries and yachts go by with the sunset in the background, could you blame them?