Ballard is a popular waterfront neighborhood with a rich history and variety of trendy restaurants, shops and bars. Located just north of Queen Anne along the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Puget Sound’s Shilshole Bay.
The Ballard Avenue Historic District is home to the weekly Ballard Farmers Market. It is held every Sunday, year-round, come rain or shine. The market is free to the public, family-friendly, pet-friendly and bike accessible. In addition to fresh produce, the market is lined with street food vendors, artisan crafts, performers and musicians.
During the summer, Golden Gardens Park is a popular destination. Among its sandy beaches you’ll find beach volleyball courts, kite flyers, sand castles, and barbecue pits.
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, otherwise known as the Ballard Locks, is also one of Seattle’s most popular tourist attractions. Completed in 1917, the locks connect Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. The grounds also feature a fish ladder and the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens.
Ballard is also home to the Nordic Heritage Museum, an internationally recognized museum and cultural center, which celebrates the values, traditions, art and spirit of the Nordic peoples and the area’s Scandinavian roots.
Residents range from young professionals to retirees. It is a safe and friendly neighborhood for families with children.
The area has a combination of houses, condominiums and apartment complexes.
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Canal Station North