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Ballard, Seattle

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Ballard is a neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Seattle, Washington. To the north it is bounded by Crown Hill, (N.W. 85th Street); to the east by Greenwood, Phinney Ridge and Fremont (along 8th Avenue N.W.); to the south by the Lake Washington Ship Canal; and to the west by Puget Sound’s Shilshole Bay. The neighborhood’s landmarks include the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (known locally as the "Ballard Locks"), the Nordic Heritage Museum, the Shilshole Bay Marina, and Golden Gardens Park.
The neighborhood's main thoroughfares running north-south are Seaview, 32nd, 24th, Leary, 15th, and 8th Avenues N.W.; East-west traffic is carried by N.W. Leary Way and N.W. 85th, 80th, 65th, and Market Streets (east- and westbound). The Ballard Bridge carries 15th Avenue over Salmon Bay to the Interbay neighborhood, and the Salmon Bay Bridge carries the BNSF Railway tracks across the bay, west of the Ballard Locks.
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  • So I ventured here to checkout an outdoor store, second ascent it’s claim to fame is it has a mixture of used outdoor goods and clearance items. The neighborhood is charming all the buildings were... 
    So I ventured here to checkout an outdoor store, second ascent it’s claim to fame is it has a mixture of used outdoor goods and clearance items. The neighborhood is charming all the buildings were...  more »
  • Another victim of overpopulation. This little Burg used to be quite and cute. It had nice little shops and a few decent little restaurants and really friendly people. It used to be for dominantly... 
    Another victim of overpopulation. This little Burg used to be quite and cute. It had nice little shops and a few decent little restaurants and really friendly people. It used to be for dominantly...  more »
  • Was in Seattle solo for a few days and spent one evening in Ballard. A bit off the beaten path and a nice way to interact with locals who live in the neighborhood. Interesting mix of industrial... 
    Was in Seattle solo for a few days and spent one evening in Ballard. A bit off the beaten path and a nice way to interact with locals who live in the neighborhood. Interesting mix of industrial...  more »

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