Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballard

Ballard is no longer Seattle’s sleepy little fishing village, but amid all the shiny apartment buildings and swanky new restaurants, its Scandinavian heritage and maritime roots live on.

For our latest neighborhood spotlight series, we visited local landmarks like the Ballard Locks and Sloop Tavern. We brushed up on our board-game strategy at Mox Boarding House and chatted with a lifelong 94-year-old Ballardite, who gave us this sage advice: “Most everybody came here from somewhere else … new people coming in, getting involved in the community, makes it a stronger community.”

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