It’s a short stroll to the food, shops, and memorable quirks of Downtown Ballard, with enough options to keep you exploring for a while. It’s as simple to slip into nature as it is into a crowd, and our many connections make for seamless transitions as you move in between.


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Check out some of our favorites spots and events in the neighborhood. From Michelin star restaurants to the glorious parks and waterfront hangs right around the corner.

Ballard Farmers Market

Seattle's first year-round neighborhood farmers market selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. A staple for locals and visitors alike.

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Ballard Events

From our weekly Farmers Market to the iconic SeafoodFest, Ballard offers a variety of events year-round. Find your upcoming Things to Do here!

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Golden Gardens Park

Lounge on the sandy shores of Golden Gardens Park for extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. 

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Ballard Locks

Prime for watching the salmon migrate or to see the mechanical marvel at work. The grounds also feature a fish ladder and the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden - one of the most beautiful park settings in Seattle.

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The Ivy

Residents of Valdok apartments can take advantage of 20% off at The Ivy, an Asian inspired restaurant just a block away.

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