Known for the gorgeous views and Discovery Park, Magnolia is a beautiful residential neighborhood to call home. Separated from the hustle and bustle of the city thanks to the BNSF rail line that borders the eastern side of this neighborhood, Magnolia has a unique community feel. In the Village there are all your necessities: grocery store, drugstore, doctor, dentist, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. There are also multiple parks and tennis courts located through the neighborhood. A big draw for residents and non-residents is Discovery Park. The largest city park in Seattle, Discovery Park has many trails to walk, beach access, tennis courts, a playground, and a multicultural center.
The geographical location of Magnolia is one of its most distinctive features. Bordered by water on three sides, and then the railroad on the other, access by car to this neighborhood is limited to three points. However, it is only a 20-minute bus ride to downtown Seattle, and Ballard and Queen Anne are just stone throws away. So, if you are looking to be close to the action but not actually live in it, Magnolia is a great option for you to explore.