GET TO KNOW Blue Ridge
William Boeing founded the Blue Ridge community in the 1920s and '30s after acquiring around 200 acres of land overlooking the Puget Sound. Nearly all the 450 homes in the Blue Ridge neighborhood were built in the first two decades on its existence, and remain much as they were, thanks to strict covenants and architectural guidelines established by the community. It also remains entirely residential, favored by established families and wealthy couples who enjoy their privacy. (It's also where our gay husbands go to invest in real estate.) Blue Ridge is cloistered, but it isn't Stepford. (This is, after all, part of the greater Ballard region, whose history is decidedly blue collar.) Blue Ridge residents will need to head into Crown Hill and other parts of Ballard to find activities and dining, but these are a short drive away. One of Blue Ridge's greatest selling points, however, is its adjacency to Carkeek Park, which offers stunning views and activities year round, from it beaches to its gardens and miles of trails over 216 acres.
WHERE TO SHOP
QFC: The closest supermarket to Blue Ridge on Holman Road is where you'll do most of your daily shopping.
WHERE TO CHILL
Taj Yoga: Warm, inviting yoga center known for making yoga accessible to all ages and skill levels.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Carkeek Park: 220-acre beachfront park with miles of wooded trails, a fruit orchard and wetland paths.
WHERE TO EAT
Cocina Esperanza (Sunset Hill): A hip, intimate spot serving authentic Mexican specialties, including seafood, sangria and cocktails.
WHERE TO DRINK
Essex (Whittier Heights): Craft cocktail bar with delicious woodfired bar food, served in a clean, hip setting.
LIVE IN Blue Ridge
$0 kCondo Avg.
$1350 kSingle Family Avg.
$45002 Bedroom Rent