Magnolia was once a major trading post for goods brought from the Pacific. Today, Magnolia is Seattle's biggest neighborhood, and three rail systems separate it from the rest of the city. The neighborhood is home to high-income families and urban singles with advanced degrees. Seattle Center near Magnolia offers visitors a range of things to do. When you visit, hotels are scarce in Magnolia. However, there are plenty of alternatives nearby, including the Mediterranean Inn
and the Inn at Queen Anne.