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Living in Ballard Seattle

Ballard is the 11th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 8,147 residents.

Ballard has good public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Loyal Heights, East Ballard, Sunset Hill, Whittier Heights, Olympic Manor, North Beach and Magnolia.

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Walk Score of Ballard, Seattle, WA

Ballard is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Ballard Branch of The Seattle Public Library

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Ballard Sunday Farmers Market

Daily errands do not require a car in Ballard Seattle.

Ballard is the 11th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 91.

Find apartments in Seattle's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Denny Triangle and Pioneer Square.

Ballard Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Ballard to other Seattle neighborhoods.

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Population

9 Waterfront 94 97 69 541
10 Yesler Terrace 94 99 69 1,886
11 Ballard 91 51 75 8,147
12 Central 91 65 80 3,821
13 Uptown 91 73 67 4,312

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 176 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Ballard.

People in Ballard can walk to an average of 18 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Dutch Bike Co Seattle

Photo of Percy's & Co. in Ballard, Seattle

Percy's & Co.

Restaurant Choices Map

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thumbnail for Ballard Sunday Farmers MarketMy favorite farmers market surrounded by the great old #architecture in Ballard.

Matt L
on Ballard Sunday Farmers Market

Transit Score of Ballard, Seattle, WA

Ballard has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Ballard Seattle apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Ballard has good public transportation and about 7 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Ballard on public transit.

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Ballard has about 3 car shares from Zipcar.

Bike Score of Ballard, Seattle, WA

Ballard is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Ballard

= Lowest Crime

Ballard has more personal crime and more property crime per person than the Seattle average.

Ballard Crime Rate

Compared to all Seattle neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Ballard Seattle?

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Sonic Boom Records

Photo of Ballard Commons Park in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Commons Park

Photo of Bergen Place Poles in Ballard, Seattle

Bergen Place Poles

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Urban Family Public House

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The Noble Fir

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Hilliard's Beer

thumbnail for Sonic Boom RecordsSonic Boom Records and CDs has been in this Ballard neighborhood for years. A large selection of music genres to choose from.

Shari G
on Sonic Boom Records

Photo of Ballard Commons Park in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Commons Park

Photo of Miro Tea in Ballard, Seattle

Miro Tea

Photo of The Hi-Life in Ballard, Seattle

The Hi-Life

Photo of Ballard Branch of The Seattle Public Library in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Branch of The Seattle Public Library

thumbnail for Dutch Bike Co SeattleThis is a great example of redeveloping an awesome old building.

Matt L
on Dutch Bike Co Seattle

Ballard is Talking About...

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Cycle Saloon

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Old Market Street

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Staple & Fancy Mercantile

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Bastille Cafe & Bar

thumbnail for Urban Family Public HouseGreat beer selection and they have a new deck in the back for outdoor seating. They will be brewing their own beers soon.

Paul Gibson
on Urban Family Public House

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