Charming Broadview Home Available: $437,500

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This beautiful Broadview neighborhood home is pleasantly positioned on a large corner lot with views to the northwest of the Sound and Olympics. This easy, one-level home has a circular floor plan and maximizes every square foot of livable space. The sizable living room features a wood fireplace and corner windows looking out to views. Clean, sweet, period kitchen has gas stove, and the family room located in the back of the house is perfect for relaxing and watching a movie! In floor radiant heat throughout home, and huge yard is ready for you to put your thumbprint on it. If you’re interested in this or other neighborhood homes, please contact your real estate agent today.

Status: For Sale
Bed/Bath: 2//1
Price: $437,500

Apodments coming to Ballard?

According to this KIRO 7 report, a group of Ballard residents are attempting to stop a plan to build a 27-unit apartment complex on the 1400 block of NW 62nd St. These apodments are small apartments that are increasingly being built by developers in Seattle. In this case the 27- unit development would replace one single family residence. 

Among the greatest concerns by neighbors in the KIRO 7 report was the parking. They wonder how will they find a place to park when a single family home is being replaced by 27 units? Other concerns expressed in the report included what would be the impact on their property values with such a development constructed on their street? While the developer stated that the concerns by neighbors were being overblown, he did not provide details as to why that may be true.

What do you think about these apodment developments in Ballard?


Seafoodfest Needs Your Help!

With summertime comes the annual much anticipated Ballard Seafoodfest, and this year the organizers need your help to make it happen! In it’s 39th year, in celebration of all the Nordic and fishy traditions in the neighborhood, organizers are in search of volunteers willing to work 2-3 hour shifts on Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th. seafoodfest

Volunteers will be working the information booth at the event, selling raffle tickets, manning the donation booth, and setting up and tearing down the event. If you’re interested in volunteering for Seafoodfest, please contact Karen, SeafoodFest Volunteer Coordinator at or at 206-291-5500.

Ballard Bike Street Party Today

The weekend really came quick this short work week, and you may still be wondering what to do in Ballard this weekend. Today from 3:30-8pm, there will be a Ballard Street Bike Party, with live music,a biker’s fashion show, and of course tons of great bike related information for all. There will also be free giveaways, so swing by Bergen Place Park for a fun-filled afternoon. bike

The streets will be closed off at NW Market Street and Ballard Ave NW for festivities between 11 am and 8pm. This event is part of the “Summer Streets” programs, and is made possible by the Cascade Bicycle club, and KEXP. If you’re interested in volunteering for one of these summer events, contact for future opportunities.

Free Concerts at the Ballard Locks Starting This Weekend

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Carl S. English Botanical Gardens, Ballard Locks

This weekend marks the beginning of the 24th Annual free concert series at the Ballard Locks! One Thursday May 30th, the first concert will be the Seattle Civic Band beginning at 7pm, so come on down after work and enjoy some live music. The live Concert series will take place on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the months of June through September in the  in the Locks, as well as a few special performances on July and Labor Day.

These concerts are free, but seating is limited, so  if you’re planning on going down on a nice sunny afternoon, be sure to get there early to snag a good seat. Find a calendar of the scheduled performances here, including the Cascadia Jazz Band, and the Highline Community Symphonic Band.

Congrats to Ballard on Receiving the “Only in Seattle” Grant

Last week the city of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development awarded the Ballard neighborhood a grant that will allow them to create a commercial revitalization, given by the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, through the “Only in Seattle” initiative. The initiative is a partnership between the OED and Impact Capital with the neighborhood business districts. and grants are given to allow the communities small businesses to succeed, and implement proven theories to create successful business districts.

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Ballard is already a successful business district by definition, and the grant will allow the Ballard Chamber to have a group of community stakeholders come together to plan to further develop a plan for success, present and future. The “Only in Seattle” initiative’s goals are not only to further business and retail organization and success, but to ensure safety and cleanliness in the community, utilize marketing to promote the district’s positive reputation, and ensure that the pedestrian environment is inviting and easily accessible for transportation. Congrats Ballardites! Continue to support and appreciate your local community businesses.

Carnegie Library Now a Historic Landmark

It’s now official; the Seattle Landmarks preservation Board has voted, and approved Ballard’s own Carnegie Library as a designated Landmark. After a long 30 year haul of being rejected repeatedly, the building is finally a historic landmark, even though a lot of Seattleites thought it was a landmark, since it has changed very little since it was built in the 20th century.

Henderson Ryan, the architect who built the Library also has several notable buildings still in tact around Seattle such as the Neptune theater and the Waldorf Hotel.  The Seattle Landmark Society voted unanimously to designate the building a historic landmark, and to see a list of Seattle’s Historic landmarks, visit the City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation website.

Seattle Ranks High on Best Cities to Trick or Treat; Which Ballard shops are Handing out Treats?

How does one rank trick-or-treatiness? The statistic gurus over at Zillow are at it again, this time measuring which cities across the country are the best for this year’s trick-or-treaters! Seattle ranked fourth overall, behind, Honolulu, Boston, and San Francisco, and they measured the rankings according to who is likely to provide the most candy, with the shortest walking distance, in the safest neighborhoods.  According to their findings, the top neighborhoods around the city include Loyal Heights, Phinney Ridge, Wallingford, Madison Park and the Roosevelt area.

Halloween is just around the corner, and  it falls on a Wednesday. If you’re taking the little ones trick or treating this year, be sure to check out the list of which Ballard shops are handing out candy from 4-6pm on October 31st. Happy Halloween!

New Ballard Residential Planning to Replace the Old Viking

Design plans are currently in the works for a six story residential tower where the Viking has been for the past 50+ years, at 6404 24th ave NW. Applicants for the Ballard residential project have applied for a design review, and a meeting will be held at Ballard High School, open to the public to discuss the design, and the design review board will also be present for questioning.

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The residential plan includes 6 stories of 60 units, and 5,000sf of retail space, as well as 60 parking spaces for tenants. If you’re interested in obtaining more information on the project, contact the Land Use Planner.

Look Out For Repairs at Intersection of 15th Ave NW & 85th St

This Saturday, paving construction crews from the SDOT will be headed to the neighborhood to begin repairing pavement at the intersection of 15th Ave NW and 85th NW St, if it’s not pouring down rain. The SDOT stated that the Northbound traffic on 15th Ave NW will be reduced down to one lane through this intersection from 7am Saturday morning to 9am Sunday. Southbound traffic should not be affected by the construction, but crews will also be closing one lane in each direction on 85th at the intersection. Construction is necessary to repair a temporary patch following an underground water main repair. There will be police on site to help any traffic.