Seattle waterfront houses and apartments stilts on the Lake Washington ship canal. Ballard neighborhood

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Ballard & Discovery Park

A former seafaring community with Nordic heritage, Ballard still feels like a small town engulfed by a bigger city. However, that's not to say it's lacking in attractions. The neighborhood has come into its own as one of the city's best locals for exciting restaurants, lively bars and killer shopping.


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