Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Ballard

Ballard is located northwest of downtown Seattle, bordered by the Puget Sound to the west, and is known for its roots in Nordic culture and the maritime industry. A lively downtown core and thriving restaurant scene have made Ballard a popular residential community, and while it is dominated by single-family homes, condominium living is becoming increasingly common.


Once its own city that was the 7th largest in Washington, Ballard was founded by Captain William R. Ballard in 1890. Scandinavian settlers, attracted by salmon-fishing opportunities, helped found Ballard's fishing industry, which is still based in Ballard's Salmon Bay. In order to take advantage of the City of Seattle's drinking water supply and sewer system, Ballard was annexed to Seattle in 1907.

Points of Interest

Ballard residents and visitors love watching salmon swim up the fish ladder at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, which were built in 1917. Ballard is home to Golden Gardens Park, which includes one of the few sandy beaches in Seattle. Historic Ballard Avenue hosts a vibrant mix of shops and restaurants, and the Nordic Heritage Museum keeps Scandinavian culture alive. Ballard Seafoodfest and the celebration of Norwegian Independence on May 17 are long-running Ballard traditions.

Neighborhood News via Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Real Estate Report – July 2017

Our Ballard neighborhood continues to be a hot ticket item in the Seattle real e...Read More

August 9th, 2017 5:43pm

Ballard Events: Things to Do in August

There are lots of fun events in our neighborhood through the month of August! Ch...Read More

July 24th, 2017 4:56pm

Community Spotlight: Captain Keith Robbins of Spot Tail Salmon Guide

Captain Keith Robbins has been casting his reel in the Puget Sound for his entir...Read More

July 13th, 2017 1:36pm

A Look at The Ballard Locks After 100 Years

Last Sunday, July 9th, the city turned out to celebrate the Ballard Locks’ 100...Read More

July 10th, 2017 7:02pm

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Average Price:

$863.59 K

Highest Listing Price:

$10.1 M

Lowest Listing Price:

$2.2 K

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Betsy Terry

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