King County Metro route 13 is a lot like the Downtown and Queen Anne end of Route 2—except it takes a slightly different turn in North Queen Anne, heading all the way to Seattle Pacific University.
Starting Downtown, like the 2, it heads north through Seattle Center and through Uptown (or Lower Queen Anne, depending on your preference), then up Queen Anne Avenue to upper Queen Anne. Once it gets to the north end of the main upper stretch, though, it heads north on Third Avenue all the way down to the Ship Canal, just across from Fremont.
This means that it hits some of the same major route points as its companion bus—the Key Arena, the Seattle Center theater and arts destinations, the main commercial stretch up the hill—while still serving the niche neighborhood along Nickerson which isn’t served as well as some other adjacent neighborhoods. Which is good, considering there’s a whole university down there.
We’ve found six notable homes along the route, from vintage Uptown condos to bigger Queen Anne craftsmans.Read More