Seattle, WA

Ballard Neighborhood

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

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917 NW 57th St, Seattle

Located two blocks from Ballard’s popular NW Market St, this property sits in the heart of one of Seattle’s most desirable rental markets. The property has a recently pai...

  • Baths0.0
  • MLS1210077
  • Courtesy ofParagon Real Estate Advisors
  • StatusACTIVE

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6713 26th Ave NW, Seattle

Stunning All NEW Modern Design home in the center of the universe; the heart of Ballard. Quality built & energy efficient design with great spaces and an abundance of nat...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS1220785
  • Courtesy ofBlue Ridge Realty, Inc.
  • StatusACTIVE

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2237 NW 62nd St, Seattle

Rare purpose-built apartment building. This 4-plex has the amenities of a much larger building. Secure, private entry, private garage for each unit, building has fire s...

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  • MLS1221458
  • Courtesy ofRE/MAX Northwest Realtors
  • StatusACTIVE

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