With strong Scandinavian influence, Ballard is a distinct community located along the Salmon Bay in northwest Seattle. Ballard is often associated with the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, what is generally known as the Ballard Locks. This waterway at the northwest end of Seattle is a connection between Puget Sound and Seattle's two principal lakes, Lake Union and Lake Washington. A favorite location for strolling or for boating, the Ballard Locks are a popular summertime attraction. During certain times of year visitors can observe through underground viewing windows, salmon use the fish ladder located here to return to their spawning ground.
Here local Jazz Festival is a spectacular celebration of jazz, with live performances in vibrant community venues. It has become a very popular gathering, filled with real community pride and spirit, and drawing local families and music lovers and visitors alike.
The Shilshole area and Golden Gardens Beach are known for great seafood restaurants and beautiful sunsets. The recently renovated park has dog areas, duck ponds, and lovely landscaping to draw walkers and runners to its shores. On and around Market Street is Ballard's modern business district. Visitors for its unique neighborhood attracts with boutiques, artists studios, and galleries side by side with manufacturers of fishing equipment and even a television studio.
Due to lower home and rental prices, families and students find the area affordable. Shilshole, North Beach and Blue Ridge attract a wealthier crowd to its view housing options.
Homes In Ballard Neighborhood
Ballard real estate options consist of single-family, detached homes for sale, estate properties, condominiums and townhouses, sound and Mountain View properties, as well as homes with waterfront access. Residents experience a rich cultural heritage, a safe, family-friendly community, real metropolitan amenities and a high quality of life.
Ballard is a unique neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Seattle and is situated on the water.It is walkable and has a nautical feel to it. The history buffs love this area as its roots can be traced back to the mid 1850’s, and it is home to an internationally recognized museum (the Nordic Heritage Museum).The area boasts a wide array of entertainment venues for art and music lovers (live music at numerous restaurants,bars, and coffee shops and a monthly Second Saturday Artwalk ) as well as for movie fans (Majestic Bay Theatres).
This well sought after district offers an abundance of different home styles which range from the appealing, historic Cape Cods to the charming Tudors. Many traditional, popular bungalow styles as well as a few lovely Queen Anne styles and stately Colonial dwellings can be spotted throughout the neighborhood. Typically the homes in this area are at the upper end of the price range in the housing market.
Ballard is a highly desirable neighborhood where many residents feel comfortable and safe enough to commute by bicycle to work.The district is home to many reputable schools for elementary education and to a highly-sponsored high school. Ballard is sure to please many prospective home buyers and will draw people from all walks of life including families with school age children and active retirees.
Ballard Homes For Sale
Constructed in 1896, this distinctive two-story brick masonry building is one of the oldest, architecturally intact historic buildings in the Ballard Avenue Landmark Dist...
- Courtesy ofSkyline Properties, Inc.
This building is right in the heart of Ballard. Easy to rent units are spacious and have under cover off street parking. 4 of the units are townhouse style and unit #5 is...
- Bldg.Ballard;s 2nd Addn
- Courtesy ofBallard Realty, Inc.
Seattle waterfront living as you always dreamed of offers a stunning sweeping view of boats, marine life & weather from nearly every room. The open living, dining room & ...
- Bldg.Bryggers 2nd Home Add
- Courtesy ofRealogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty
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