Photo by Jessica Keller: This view of the city at Kerry Park in Queen Anne is a favorite among residents as it shows off Seattle at its best during all the seasons, even when the weather is dismal.
Photo by Jessica Keller: This view of the city at Kerry Park in Queen Anne is a favorite among residents as it shows off Seattle at its best during all the seasons, even when the weather is dismal.

Editor’s note: This year for Annual Manual, we asked area residents to answer a series of questions about living in Seattle framed from the perspective of what they might tell or recommend to people who are visiting Seattle, thinking about moving to Seattle or have just moved to the city. Here are the answers they gave about Seattle seasons. Please look for the 2020-21 Annual Manual in our Queen Anne & Magnolia and Madison Park Times newspapers.

 

What is your favorite season in Seattle, and why?

 

“The fall is my favorite season. I like the weather and the foliage.” — Ellen Monrad, Queen Anne

 

“Summer: P-Patches are planted and growing, and beaches galore; Fall: crisp days, fall color and great time to walk everywhere, anywhere; Winter: time to read — great libraries, bookstores.” — Monica Wooton, Magnolia

 

“Summer; I like to sing that Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” during the summer. Because it really is.” — Peter Moe, Seattle Pacific University

 

“Ooooh — hard to say, but I would lean to autumn, with crisp and enjoyable temperatures. The leafy nature of Seattle is alive with color in late October. Nothing quite as beautiful as a sunny, autumnal day that is marked by the changing leaf colors of reds, yellows and oranges hanging and falling from the vast variety of deciduous trees in Seattle neighborhoods — it ushers in the gauzy, subdued light of November in spectacular fashion!” — Ann Goos, Magnolia

 

“Despite the objections from friends and family, my favorite season in Seattle is the winter. Rain doesn’t have to put a hamper on your plans, but a waterproof jacket helps. Plus, ducking into one of Seattle’s coffee shops to escape the rain just might lead you to your new favorite spot!” — Tyler Agafonov, University District

 

“Autumn is my favorite season in Seattle — or anywhere for that matter. The best part about autumn days are the mild temperatures, with fairly warm weather well into October and occasionally even in November. But the cool nights still allow walking and eating outdoors with a warm jacket. It’s a special time of year to enjoy the city before the winter weather arrives. — Paula Mueller, Queen Anne

 

“September is usually glorious in Seattle, with the warmth of the sun still present, but the slant and quality of the light starting to shift. It’s a great time for getting out with fewer tourist crowds. Take a glass of wine or warm thermos of tea down to a park facing east and watch the glorious orange full moon rise, anticipating the season of great pumpkins.” — Margie Carter, Madison Park

 

“Summer: perfect dry weather and many outdoor activities, including things like Summerfest.” — Jason Thibeaux, Magnolia

 

“Spring — RHODIES!” — Deborah Frausto, Queen Anne