About Queen Anne
The Queen Anne neighborhood is full of Victorian-era mansions, complete with wrap-around porches and breathtaking mountain views. The area, settled by those who got wealthy in the Alaska Gold Rush, takes its name from the mansions' prevailing architecture. Today, the once-quiet district has as many restaurants and entertainment venues as other areas of the city, and visitors find it a veritable treasure trove of shopping. Even so, Queen Anne still holds on to its splendor and easy majesty.