Sometimes it’s fun to explore a route that doesn’t go downtown at all. King County Metro route 31 is one of those buses—while it might help someone from hard-to-reach Magnolia make a transfer, it’s not going to take them very far south of the Ship Canal.
This is a busy bus: Starting in the south portion of Magnolia, it loops around the eastern edge of the neighborhood before crossing over Interbay, running along Nickerson Street in what is only technically Queen Anne, then crossing the canal via the Fremont Bridge.
From there, it cruises through Wallingford past Gas Works before ending its run in the University District. Westbound, it starts a little farther east at Children’s Hospital.
The east-west route makes it ideal for a trip to the park, commuting to the U District, or just getting out of Magnolia. We’ve found six notable homes along the route—which runs almost exclusively along slopes with water views. Be warned: Prices in these neighborhood are not for the faint of heart or thin of wallet (but we can dream).Read More