Magnolia is a high end community located in Seattle along the Peninsula from the Ship Canal Bridge to the Puget Sound. It's accessible primarily along Elliott Avenue or W. Nickerson St. but 15th Ave. does offer a bridge onto this peninsula. It is due west of Queen Anne Hill.
If you are in the market for a home located close to Seattle, WA one that is considered to be one of the best places to start and raise your family, Magnolia may be just what you are looking for. Considered to be a bedroom community that has a nice sleepy atmosphere, most of the homes for sale here are only ten short minutes away from the bustling center of Seattle. One of the more picturesque cities in the greater Seattle area; Magnolia offers outstanding Puget Sound and Salmon Bay Views.
What Does Magnolia Have to Offer
For those interested in luxury homes for sale, Magnolia has what you are looking for. Beyond the incredible views of Puget Sound and of course the Seattle Skyline, the Olympic Mountains are easily seen in their entire splendor. Practically all of the homes in this city enjoy a view of the water as it is surrounded on three sided by the sound. Mt. Rainier looms in the background offering breathtaking views for all lucky enough to enjoy living in one of the condos or townhomes in the area.
Nowhere in the Seattle, Washington area are you likely to find neighborhoods with condos and townhomes that offer such spectacular Puget Sound and Salmon Bay views and yet are so family oriented. For example the Chamber of Commerce sponsors the local little league and there is a farmer's market all summer long. Each year Magnolia runs their own Summerfest in conjunction with Fleet Week and Seafair featuring a number of kid friendly events such as an ongoing parade, pony rides, and more.
The luxury homes and homes for sale are among the most beautiful in the area, with many of them offering large yards and unbelievable views of the sound. At Discovery Park, listed as the largest park in Seattle, there are bike paths and plenty of native wildlife including an adult cougar that has been seen recently, and a number of blue herons and eagles.
What about Homes for Sale in Magnolia
The city of Magnolia is further subdivided in three neighborhoods, Lawton in the northern half and Briarcliff in the southwest quarter and Southeast Magnolia taking the final southeast corner. The vast majority of the homes for sale in this area of Washington are single family dwellings with listing prices in the $0.5 million and up range. Closer to the waterfront, there are a number of condos and townhomes that are perfect for those that prefer to spend their time enjoying life rather than maintain a yard.
According to local real estate agents, there are practically no homes for sale in Magnolia that do not offer a view of Puget Sound or Salmon Bay. The city features one of the only outdoor swimming pools in the greater Seattle area, and is home to many exceptional restaurants and coffee shops. Living in true luxury only a short commute from the busy Seattle business district, yet feeling worlds removed can give you and your family the peace of mind you have been looking for.
Magnolia is home to roughly 10,000 Seattle residents and is the second largest neighborhood in Seattle. Covering a rolling Hill Peninsula northwest of downtown, Magnolia has been considered part of the city since 1891. Most of the peninsula however is taken up by Discovery Park, formally the US Army's Fort Lawton.
Within the larger community of Magnolia are three smaller Magnolia neighborhoods including Lawton Park, the northern half of Magnolia, Briarcliff, the southwestern quarter of Magnolia and Southeast Magnolia and Lawtonwood. In the beginning of its life, Magnolia was not a very popular place. It was hard to access and not great for agriculture. However, Dr. Henry Smith, a local resident felt that this was a great downtown area with low-lying land perfect for a rail line in nearby residential communities. Roads eventually improved and people settled in the hills of Magnolia. After the Vietnam War, 85% of the land was sold to the city of Seattle and Discovery Park is the biggest park in the entire city.
Magnolia offers a secluded feel from the rest of Seattle being that there are only a few ways to get to this peninsula. However, little pockets of activity actually have a higher walk score than Fremont or Green Lake. There's always something going on in Magnolia including Summerfest, farmers markets or nature walks at Discovery Park.
Homes along the coastline have beautiful views of the Puget Sound and restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores are all within about a half-mile of many homes and residential neighborhoods. There are a variety of food options for Magnolia including Hawaiian, Mexican, sushi joints and sandwiches.
This hidden gem of Seattle has a higher price point for properties than much of the city with the median home price for a two-bedroom home approximate $500,000. Condos in this area and townhomes have a median value between $300,000 and $450,000. The majority of homes are large estates, vintage homes dating back to the 1920s, beautiful view homes of Seattle and higher and single-family estates.
To learn more about Magnolia homes please view any available listings on this page or contact my office for a free showing of existing properties for sale or more details on any homes in Seattle.
This charming circa 1944 view home is on a quiet street with great neighbors. It has been well cared for and is move-in ready. Close to shops in the village, on the west...
Listing courtesy of Windermere RE Greenwood.
Top floor 2 bedroom corner unit with plenty of updates throughout. Unit features new carpet, fresh paint, SS appliances, cherry cabinets, hardwood flooring, washer/dryer...
Listing courtesy of South Lake Associates Inc..
Amazing quintessential Seattle location at the Ballard Locks by Green Canopy Homes. Club-level views of all the action. Perfect top-floor Master Suite with exterior deck...
Listing courtesy of Windermere R.E. Wall St. Inc..
A timeless Mid-Century nicely situated on the southern end of Magnolia with westerly views! Enjoy all-one level living in this light-filled & comfortable home! Spacious r...
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Bain.
One of the most extraordinary views in Seattle comes with a notable past. On the hilltop site of Ivar Hagland’s former home, now stands a stunning contemporary with the c...
Listing courtesy of Compass Washington.