Ballard & Fremont
around Green Lake…these neighborhoods have personalities
all their own! With plenty of activities that you can engage in or
some of the best breweries and restaurants in Seattle, you get the
amenities of an urban core in a neighborhood setting. Walkability
and views of Seattle make the area a top choice for many.
The Seattle neighborhood of Ballard is a “city within a city” with a decidedly Scandinavian accent. Located in the northwest part of the city, it is a maritime center. Salmon and Shilshole bays on Puget Sound form its southern and western boundaries, and Phinney Ridge rises to the east. Ballard incorporated as a city in 1890, and its citizens voted to annex to Seattle in November 1906. Today sightseers visit the Hiram Chittenden Locks on the Ship Canal to watch salmon begin their spawning journey or they tour historic Ballard Avenue. Ballard’s increasingly diverse residents enjoy the district’s small town pace and easy access to downtown.
Fremont, one of Seattle’s liveliest neighborhoods, modestly calls itself “the Center of the Universe.” Located north of the Ship Canal that connects Lake Union with Puget Sound, it is home to sculptural curiosities and a lively mix of bistros, artist studios, boutiques and coffee shops. Starting out as cluster of small industries on the north Lake Union shore, it prospered from railroads and trolleys and went into decline when passenger transit faded out in the 1930s and 1940s. It became an artsy Mecca in the 1960s. Today (2004), with the arrival of high tech companies such as Adobe, it is undergoing another transition.
Active Listings: 646
Median Sales prices: $735k
Pending Listings: 508
Days on Market: 20
Sold Listings: 550
Interest Rates: 2.875%
& Columbia City
& Capitol Hill