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Guide to Seattle Art Walks

In 1981, the Pioneer Square Art Walk was born and spawned a new culture of art walks nationwide.

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Seattle Farmers Markets Guide

Farmers markets have traditionally been a gathering of the tribe as much as a collection of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.  In recent years the culture and excitement behind farmers markets has expanded to become kind of a low-key celebration of urban community and country food. It’s a place to eat, drink, enjoy music and […]

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Ballard Pioneer Home Goes Italian

One of the historic Pioneer Houses (dating back to the mid-1800s) was moved from the International District to Ballard years ago and has now become a rustic, modern Italian restaurant called San Fermo. Although Ballard is chalk full of fabulous restaurants, they were missing somewhere to get classic, authentic Italian food. San Fermo isn’t about […]

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Help Keep Our Beaches Clean!

We think it’s safe to say a solid amount of Seattleites have enjoyed time at this beach this summer, but not everyone keeps it in tip top shape. We want to fix that! On September 12, from 10am till noon, the Windermere Ballard office is putting on a “Beach Clean Up Day” event at Golden Gardens, and everyone is […]

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New Opening: Shingletown in Ballard

  Shingletown Northwest Pub & Eatery just opened in all its deviled egg glory. As in different deviled eggs are rotated daily, and if that’s not enough to get you out of bed and to Ballard, then maybe their Oyster Po Boy or Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding are more your speed. Their full menu leans heavier on the […]

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Ballard’s Getting Even Greener

Remember those new pristine town homes we told you about back in January? We have some info that will sweeten the deal: The City of Seattle is building a brand new park on the same intersection: 14th Ave NW between NW 59th and NW 61st Streets. Seattle Parks and Recreation says, “This section of Ballard is one of the areas of the city […]

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Seattle’s Very Own “Up”

Anyone who watched Disney Pixar’s “Up” surely got hit in the feels by the storyline. What if we told you Seattle had its very own version? Edith Macefield refused to sell her modest, 1000-square-foot Ballard home to developers, even after they offered her $1 million for it in 2008, so they built the Ballard Blocks retail/office building around […]

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Ballard’s Getting Green

Granger Family Homes is building four new pristine town homes on the corner of 14th & NW 61st ST in Ballard. They are about 120 days out, looking at a completion date around mid-March, 2015. These are 4 Star Built Green Townhomes that are priced in the low $600’s. What does “Built Green” mean? Granger Family Homes […]

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