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Living in Ballard Seattle

Ballard is the 13th 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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89 Walk Score of Ballard, Seattle, WA

Ballard is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Ballard Commons Park in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Commons Park

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Percy's & Co.

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Ballard Seattle.

Ballard is the 13th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 89.

Find apartments in Seattle's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, International District and Belltown.

Ballard Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Ballard to other Seattle neighborhoods.

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Population

11 Fremont 90 64 79 11,994
12 Central District 90 73 89 12,874
13 Ballard 89 54 88 17,010
14 Columbia City 85 62 64 6,648
15 Greenwood 85 55 78 16,190

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 208 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Ballard.

People in Ballard can walk to an average of 8 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Urban Family Public House in Ballard, Seattle

Urban Family Public House

Photo of Hilliard's Beer in Ballard, Seattle

Hilliard's Beer

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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

88 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 The Noble Fir in Ballard, Seattle

The Noble Fir

Photo of Ballard Commons Park in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Commons Park

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Miro Tea

Photo of The Hi-Life in Ballard, Seattle

The Hi-Life

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The Re Store

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 14th Ave Boat Launch Ballard Seattle in Ballard, Seattle

14th Ave Boat Launch Ballard Seattle

Photo of Maritime Pacific Brewing Company in Ballard, Seattle

Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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Cycle Saloon

Photo of Old Market Street in Ballard, Seattle

Old Market Street

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 Ballard Locks Fish Ladder in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Locks Fish Ladder

Photo of Ballard Locks Fish Ladder in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Locks Fish Ladder

Photo of Bastille Cafe & Bar in Ballard, Seattle

Bastille Cafe & Bar

Photo of Portalis Wine Shop & Wine Bar in Ballard, Seattle

Portalis Wine Shop & Wine 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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