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Living in Ballard Seattle

Ballard is the 12th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 17,010 residents.

Ballard has good public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Whittier Heights, Loyal Heights, North Queen Anne, Phinney Ridge, Sunset Hill, Interbay and Fremont.

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Walk Score of Ballard, Seattle, WA

Ballard is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Dutch Bike Co Seattle in Ballard, Seattle

Dutch Bike Co Seattle

Photo of Ballard Commons Park in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Commons Park

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Ballard Seattle.

Ballard is the 12th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 87.

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

Ballard Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Ballard to other Seattle neighborhoods.

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Population

10 University District 91 71 85 26,712
11 Central District 89 67 80 12,874
12 Ballard 87 51 80 17,010
13 Atlantic 83 67 81 6,449
14 Fremont 83 58 77 11,994

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 195 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Ballard.

People in Ballard can walk to an average of 7 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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

Percy's & Co.

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Urban Family Public House

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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 10 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 4 car shares from Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Ballard Seattle? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Eric Aderhold

I live in the Phinney Ridge/Whittier Heights region of Seattle, and spend a fair amount of time walking around nearby neighborhoods (like Ballard, Fremont, and Greenwood).

Ask Eric about Ballard

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Cafe Bambino

Photo of Game Plan Fitness, Inc. in Ballard, Seattle

Game Plan Fitness, Inc.

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Eyes on the City

Bike Score of Ballard, Seattle, WA

Ballard is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of Bergen Place Poles in Ballard, Seattle

Bergen Place Poles

Photo of Red Mill Totem House in Ballard, Seattle

Red Mill Totem House

Photo of The Noble Fir in Ballard, Seattle

The Noble Fir

Photo of Hilliard's Beer in Ballard, Seattle

Hilliard's Beer

Photo of Ballard Commons Park in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Commons Park

Photo of Miro Tea in Ballard, Seattle

Miro Tea

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 The Hi-Life in Ballard, Seattle

The Hi-Life

Photo of The Re Store in Ballard, Seattle

The Re Store

Photo of 14th Ave Boat Launch Ballard Seattle in Ballard, Seattle

14th Ave Boat Launch Ballard Seattle

Photo of Hale's Ales Pub in Ballard, Seattle

Hale's Ales Pub

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

Matt L
on Dutch Bike Co Seattle

Photo of Maritime Pacific Brewing Company in Ballard, Seattle

Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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

Ballard Branch of The Seattle Public Library

Photo of Cycle Saloon in Ballard, Seattle

Cycle Saloon

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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