Seattle Residential: I Do That: Ballard October Sales

Ballard October Sales

Ballard Market Report October 2010

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What's selling in Ballard and why you might want to live there.


On the 6th of November I took the RainWise rain garden tour in Ballard. This project is federally funded and designed to provide ways that pollutants will be filtered out of the storm drain system before they are washed into Puget Sound.

In the projects many city-owned rain gardens are being built in the parking strip (the land between the sidewalk and the street), including an occasional "bump out" of about 5' into the street. Some parking is lost but the impact of that is studied before the design is approved. Rain water then that would generally wash down the street picking up all kinds of pollutants is diverted through these depressions and is allowed to filter through specially prepared ground before it enters the water table and then finds it's way to a stream and eventually the Sound.

City owned rain garden

Private Rain Garden

The rain gardens are built to drain completely within 72 hours of the rain stopping. Plants at the bottom tier of the garden consist of sedges and rushes which can take prolonged periods of both standing water and dry conditions. Part way up are a wide variety of transitional plants and on the top ring of the gardens are your more common yard plants.

Another part of the project is the private rain garden grants. Residents who choose to, collect the rain water that falls on their roofs and driveways and direct it into a rain garden in their yard may qualify for a grant of up to $4,000.

If you'd like to live in Ballard, I'd like to help you find an appropriate home. The map below will give you an idea of what houses are selling for in Ballard. Market times here are relatively short for well priced homes. Let me know how I can help you become a part of this forward thinking community.





Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 7 commentsGlenn Roberts • November 07 2010 03:26PM


Glenn I love how forward thinking your town is, you are always involved with such cool stuff

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 10 years ago

Glen - This is really forward thinking.  How cool is that?  4K for being environmentally responsible.  Thanks for letting us know about this!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) almost 10 years ago

Gerry - Kids are grown, grandkid's doing well. Need to exercise energies somewhere.

Nevin - We sure like our Salmon and this should help preserve a few wild ones.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

This is excellent Glenn and a wonderful project to be involved with..............

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 10 years ago

Roger - I'm never unhappy when I see projects like this around town.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn: Cool project and what a great way to deal with a natural resource like water! Nice map...

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 10 years ago

René - Thanks, and thanks for the mapping education.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago