The trendy waterfront neighborhood of Ballard offers residents more than just a beautiful view and amenities.
This hip community is now one of the hottest and most in-demand neighborhoods in Seattle. Ballard homes for sale are coveted by those with discerning taste and an appetite for culture, going out, and enjoying all that life in Seattle has to offer.
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Ballard Real Estate
Homes for sale in Ballard embody a modern, chic, Scandinavian aesthetic that many young professionals and families are looking for today. New condos with clean lines, spacious, open floor plans, and modern appliances are common in the area as well as renovated mid-century style dwellings with charming yards and fantastic potential.
On the higher end of the Ballard real estate price scale, we also see modular-designed homes with two or more stories, frosted glass garage doors, and Net-Zero Energy classifications. These homes offer beautiful water and city views and come with magnificent features such as large, bright windows, smart-home appliances, sliding doors, and crisp, open-concept floor plans.
Mid-range homes are still energy-efficient and luxurious, with many properties including things like chef-inspired kitchens, modern bathroom amenities, clean, white tile in bathrooms and kitchens, radiant heating, hardwood floors, and more.
Reasons to Live in Ballard
If you’re looking for a hip and chill foodie haven with beautiful harbor views, and friendly neighbors to match, look no further than Ballard. With a storied Scandinavian/Maritime history, this is one of Seattle’s most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods and newest hot spot for culture and going out.
In addition to the fantastic cafes, eclectic local shops, and fun and exciting recreational activities, homeowners in Ballard also get to enjoy the safe streets, friendly vibe, and beautiful waterfront scenery.
Ballard is the perfect neighborhood for the type of people who are apt to have their favorite oyster bar (it’s got to be Ballard Annex Oyster House) or for those who love supporting local boutiques and trendy stores (Ballard has you covered with the upscale Ketch or popular vintage Ballard Consignment.)
Some other local treasures located in Ballard include:
- Beloved restaurants like the Walrus and the Carpenter, Senor Moose, Bitterroot, Delancey, Percy’s & Co., and more!
- Local breweries including Peddler Brewing and Reuben’s Brews with more seeming to pop up every day.
- Picturesque outdoor features like the Golden Gardens and Ballard Locks.
- Homeowners in the area also take advantage of the amazing Ballard Farmer’s Market that is open every Sunday for all their fresh, local goods.
More About Ballard
Ballard is located just northwest of downtown Seattle. Ballard is considered one of the hippest neighborhoods in Seattle with many amenities including restaurants, shops, night life, coffee shops, and much more.
Ballard is one of Seattle's most popular neighborhoods. It is an area that consists of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments. There has been much new development in Ballard with the increase in density allowing developers to build townhomes and newer apartment buildings.
Ballard price ranges would be considered at the upper end of Seattle home values, but well worth it if you want to live in a vibrant neighborhood with many nearby amenities.
Some of the major attractions of Ballard would be the year-round Farmers Market, the Ballard Locks where you can watch boats enter and leave the locks as the go from the lake to the sound and vice versa. Golden Gardens which is a fantastic summer beach destination where you can gather for fun in the sun. If you're looking for a place to live where there are things to do, Ballard is definitely worth considering.
Get in touch with George Beasley and his team of Seattle real estate experts for friendly, straight-forward guidance when it comes to buying or selling property.
Listing information last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 9:38pm PST.