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With an unmistakable Scandinavian influence, Ballard is a distinct community located along the Salmon Bay in northwest Seattle. Bounded by Northwest 110th Street, Salmon and Shilshole Bays, Third Avenue NW and Phinney Ridge, "Shingle Capital of the World" was the world's top producer of wood shingles in the early 20th century. It was also once considered a fishing town, and continues to be the haven for many fishermen and recreational boaters.

Today, Ballard boasts numerous attractions, such as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Shilshole Bay Marina, Golden Gardens Beach, the Nordic Heritage Museum, and historic and hip Ballard Avenue.

The Ballard Jazz Festival is a spectacular celebration of jazz, with its biggest names giving live performances in vibrant community venues. It has become a very popular gathering, filled with community pride and spirit, and drawing local families and music lovers and visitors alike.

Industries that provide employment in the area include maritime, retail trade educational, health and social services, professional, scientific, management, administrative, waste management services and.

Students in grades K-12 attend schools of the Seattle School District 1. Several local colleges and universities including the University of Washington, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University provide for those who wish to attain a degree in higher education.

Ballard real estate options consist of single-family, detached homes, estate properties, condominiums and townhouses, sound and mountain view properties, as well as homes with waterfront access. Ballard residents experience a rich cultural heritage, a safe, family-friendly community, metropolitan amenities and a high quality of life.

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A wave of immigrant Scandinavians gave Ballard an "old country" flavor, which lives on today in its residential architecture. Real estate in quiet, yet growing, neighborhoods such as Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Blue Ridge, Bitter Lake and Broadview provide a diverse selection of affordable and higher priced homes. Prices for single-family detached homes in Ballard start in the high $200,000s. Large, lovely homes with fireplaces, spacious lots and scenic city, hill, mountain and surrounding views can be purchased in the mid-$400,000s. Beautiful, newly built estate properties with multiple fireplaces and canal and sound views are priced in the low $700,000s. Ballard area condominiums and townhouses range in price from the high $100,000s to the high $500,000s.

Ballard Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of September 18th, 2017: homes priced around $801,414 compared to $780,190 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +3%.  For Friday, September 22nd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.77%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.97%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.16%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.83%.

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