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Ballard is one of the most desirable places to live in Seattle. It has a close-knit community, a diverse population and heaps of neighborhood pride. The arrival of spring finds locals out and about, strolling down sidewalks, gathered at one of the many parks, or working in their yards. Quiet side streets are populated with medium-sized family homes and cottages, with creative gardens. There is also a host of award-winning schools, from elementary to high school.

Ballard is known for its Scandinavian fishing village history and working class roots. Located northwest of downtown, Ballard defines itself as a small town nestled within a big city. The business district is peppered with a unique mix of restaurants bars and nightclubs. Small shops are sprinkled in among larger retailers, along with museums and art galleries.

One point of interest here: the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. This beautifully groomed park borders a nautical thoroughfare. This is where pleasure boaters and commercial fishing boats transition between Puget Sound and Lake Union. Don’t miss the spectacular dusk views at Sunset Hill Viewpoint Park (NW 75th and 34th Ave NW).


DEMOGRAPHICS: Educated, urban young adults, aspiring single urbanites, families with children, green/sustainability conscious residents.

TYPES OF HOMES: Cape Cod, Bungalow, Craftsmen, Colonial, Tudor, Contemporary homes and Townhomes

COMMUNITY BLOG: Ballard BlogMy Ballard

LIBRARY: Seattle Public Library Ballard Branch, located at 5614 22nd Ave. N.W. Seattle , WA 98107, Tel. 206-684-4089

FARMERS MARKET: Ballard Farmers Market, located on historic Ballard Avenue NW, between Vernon Place NW and 22nd Avenue NW. Open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., year round.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: La Carta De OaxacaOcho,  La Isla,VolterraSenor Moose Cafe,

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS: Cupcake RoyalCaffe FioreAster Coffee Lounge, Cafe Cuzco, Nervous Nellie’s

Our Blogs About Ballard

$2,000,000 for Our Neighborhoods

Feb 10, 2017
In March, project development teams in each district will evaluate ideas received based on need/impact/feasibility [more]
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How Racist Real Estate Shaped Seattle

Nov 08, 2016
We all know the “bad” neighborhoods. We all know the “rich” neighborhoods. So, too, did 193 [more]
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ST3 Light Rail–The Good, the Bad, and ...

Apr 11, 2016
The Good: Light rail lives! The new Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium stations are operational and successful, and rid [more]
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North Seattle Home Prices Rise 42 Percent

Mar 15, 2016
Home prices are up. Way up. Central Seattle and Beacon Hill both saw their median home price climb nearly 40 percen [more]
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People on People on People

Feb 11, 2016
Seattle is now the #10 U.S. city for density. Density isn’t what usually comes to mind when most people think of ou [more]
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Our Listings in Ballard


5807 28th Ave NW

$ 425.000
Cute remodeled Bungalow located on a quiet street just a few blocks to downtown Ballard.
Cute remodeled Bungalow located on a quiet street just a few blocks to downtown Ballard.
31.75 1.140 ft2full info