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A trendy and youthful sport with reminders of its Scandinavian history.
Studio / 1 BR
18% Complete
1,550
2 Bedrooms
26% Complete
2,245
3 Bedrooms
35% Complete
2,995
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
8,500

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 237 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 185 Restaurants
  • 121 Fitness options
  • 21 Banks
  • 22 Grocery stores/markets
  • 65 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Ballard has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Ballard LIKE?

Ballard is a neighborhood in northwest Seattle. In the early 1900s its residents were almost exclusively of Scandinavian heritage and worked in the fishing, shipbuilding, and lumber industries. Today you'll still find Scandinavian businesses, but this tightknit community has become particularly trendy: cool restaurants, shops, art galleries, microbreweries, and bars have found a home on the main street, Ballard Aveneue.

Along with attracting hip businesses, it's also attracted lots of new, younger residents. As people have flocked to this community they've outpaced the construction of new homes, so property here is particularly expensive. However, hundreds of new apartment and condo units are on the way to help ease the pressure.

With nearly 200 restaurants and hundreds of shops, this is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Seattle. It's also home to a highly rated elementary school. 

Ballard is bordered on the north by North Beach, on the east by Phinney Ridge, on the south by Salmon Bay, and on the west by Puget Sound.

 

Commute:
Downtown Seattle: 6.5 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 16 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 100-120 minutes by transit
Redmond: 20 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit

Ballard Seattle Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Ballard LOCAL schools

PK-5 GRADES
Matheia School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.08 mi
K-8 GRADES
Salmon Bay School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.21 mi
5-8 GRADES
Solve for (x) School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.37 mi
K-5 GRADES
Adams Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.38 mi
6-12 GRADES
Wexford School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.42 mi

 

Local Flavor   Ballard Local Flavor

The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Walrus and the Carpenter 4743 BALLARD AVE NW SEATTLE, WA 98107 MAP
thewalrusbar.com

Seafood and Tapas restaurant offering live music and happy hour. 

Café Besalu
Café Besalu 5909 24TH AVE NW SEATTLE, WA 98107 MAP
cafebesalu.com

Pastries, small bites and great drinks worth the drive. 

La Carta de Oaxaca
La Carta de Oaxaca 5431 BALLARD AVE NW SEATTLE, WA 98107 MAP
Business website lacartadeoaxaca.com

All you could want in Mexican food with a vibrant atmosphere. 

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery 5427 BALLARD AVE NW SEATTLE, WA 98107 MAP
getyourhotcakes.com

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery crafts organic, classic American comfort desserts and other original and innovative confections. Founded in 2008 by Autumn Martin with the dessert that made them famous: Take-n-Bake Molten Chocolate Cake in a Mason Jar.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @seattles_parked_cars, @sweet_like_taylor, @ndenisi11, @jadamoon, @rachelgonewild, @ramencello, @cosbyshowdog, @shelbywarwood, @ppoptw, @popomarie15, @luke.nervig, @saboten.bob@soul.roams, @brianyskim, @patrick.ayres@nothingbutcrust, @monpetitseattle, @jsscarobertson for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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