Tucked in the northwest corner of Seattle, Ballard boasts a wide variety of mixed-use buildings, adjacent maritime and industrial businesses, award-winning restaurants, bustling nightlife and a boutique shopping district all supported by surrounding dense multi-family and single family residential. 

Just minutes from downtown Seattle, Ballard offers a variety of commercial space for almost every business type. The amenities within the neighborhood provide a well-rounded experience for business owners looking to attract a loyal workforce with housing options within walking distance. The Ballard neighborhood is one of the fastest growing in the city and the following demographic information further illustrates why more businesses are moving to Ballard. Below are some facts that help support why Ballard is one of the best places to do business in Western Washington/King County. 

Moreover, the Ballard business community is supported by the Ballard Alliance, a non-profit improvement organization that works to ensure the community remains a unique, clean, and vital district for its visitors, residents, businesses, and property owners. The Alliance actively produces projects, programs and events that ensure the neighborhood remains a safe and vibrant place for residents and visitors to shop, dine and play. 

Are you interested in expanding an existing business with another location, relocating, or starting a brand-new business in Ballard? Contact Ballard Alliance Sr. Manager – Economic Development & Public Realm Devin Reynolds at 206-784-9705 extension 3.

More than 2,819 residential units surrounding the Ballard commercial core with nearly 1,000 more units in the pipeline

— Average household income within a 5-mile radius of core: $126,919

Two boutique hotels with three more opening in the near future

Retail, restaurant, and office commercial space currently available in Ballard





What business owners are saying about operating their business in Ballard…

One of the things that makes Ballard a great place to do business is the combination of all the attractions. Between the Ballard Farmer’s Market, the huge restaurant scene, and people staying at the Hotel Ballard, this is definitely a destination for visitors and tourists. The Ballard business community summarized in one word, is family. The amount of support and cooperation among Ballard business owners and the Alliance is an incredible asset.”  ~Ramona Abbasain, Owner Studio RA Boutique

Ballard has such a strong sense of community.  For Spice Walla, our restaurant is more than just a commercial space used for a transaction, it’s a community gathering space. From our first day in business when restaurant owners from throughout Ballard dropped by to welcome us – to everyday interaction and collaboration – Ballard has been an amazingly positive and supporting community in which to do business.”  ~Aakanksha Sinha and Uttam Mukherjee, co-owners of Spice Waala


Haley Keller, Co-owner of Peddler Brewing Company, shares why she and her husband Dave chose to open a business in Ballard.
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