Jutting west, out into the water on a branch of land—gloriously common in Seattle’s quirky geography—Magnolia is like the city’s forested backyard. Lush thickets of trees extend up the hillside from the water like green waves crashing against the shores. The woodland hides towers of multiunit residences and hamlets of sumptuous homes overlooking the water. To the south, Magnolia Park and its tree-lined bluffs boast panoramic views to the west and southwest. But it pales in size next to Discovery Park—the largest park in Seattle, almost a neighborhood unto itself. This expansive swath of public land somehow contains stretches of beach, a historic fort and forest trails, and wide lawns to lay down a picnic or toss a football. Magnolia is not the easiest to get to, it requires a skirt around Interbay and Queen Anne.
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle, Washington by area. It occupies a hilly peninsula northwest of downtown. The neighborhood has been a part of the city since 1891. A good portion of the peninsula is taken up by Discovery Park, formerly the U.S. Army’s Fort Lawton. The area is one of Seattles’ most affluent neighborhoods. Its position on a hilly peninsula gives it a secluded, quiet vibe. While there are some apartment buildings and condos, you’ll primarily find single-family homes in a range of styles, including Tudor, Cape Code, Spanish, Colonial, Craftsman, and bungalows. Along the water and on top of the neighborhood’s hills are some truly impressive mansions that enjoy views of the Sound and Downtown Seattle.
Discovery Park is the go to park that Magnolia offers visitors and residents. From hiking trails to tide pools, streams & meadows to sandy beaches, the park is a nature lovers paradise. Go bird watching and low tide walks are some of the most popular activities. Also located in Discovery Park is the Daylight Star, a Native American cultural center complete with conference center, facilities for pow wows, and an art gallery. At the very tip of the park is the glorious West Point lighthouse. To visit the lighthouse, stop in first at the Visitor Center, where they can direct you to the walking trails that lead down to the beach and lighthouse.
Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home Here
|Discovery Park is a nature lovers paradise. Trails & Sandy Beaches.|
|It’s a great neighborhood to invest in.|
|Spectacular Views of Downtown Seattle & the Puget Sound.|
|Small neighborhood vibe & quieter.|
|Abundance of on the street parking.|