Jim has been a Realtor in the Seattle area since 2001. His communication… more...
The Magnolia neighborhood is a peninsula with the Puget Sound to the south and west and the Ship Canal on the north. The east side of hill is divided from the rest of Seattle by a strip of industry and recreation called Interbay. The Interbay area includes the Interbay Golf Center, a 900-seat soccer stadium, athletic fields, rail yards, shipping piers, and Fisherman’s Terminal.
Magnolia is insulated from Interbay’s activities by a steep hill. Most of Magnolia remains high above sea level with dramatic views from the bluffs above Puget Sound. Private views along the bluff and elsewhere on Magnolia’s hilltop are plentiful. Perhaps the best view in the neighborhood was thoughtfully preserved for the public in 1910 with the city’s purchase of Magnolia Park. The land does slope back down to beach level on the northwestern tip of the peninsula, within the boundaries of Magnolia’s jewel: Discovery Park.
It it more difficult to find a home without a view in this neighborhood. Condos line the northern hillclimb. And multi-million dollar estates line the bluffs and the ship canal along the northern side of Discovery Park. In the center of the hill are more modest homes, with a bit less of a view, but easy access to Magnolia’s commercial center, the Pop Mounger outdoor pool, Blaine Elementary School and the Magnolia Community Center and playfields.
Magnolia is a wonderful, quiet community with incredible views and easy access to downtown Seattle and the waterfront.