Ballard has transformed into one of Seattle's most hip and lively hoods. The Vik boasts a 97 Walkscore. Walkability is the single most influential consideration in assessing a homes value, especially condos. Walkability in Ballard keeps improving and so will home values. Ballards Schools are rated better than 94% of schools nationwide helping to further increase your investments return! Over the last 12 months Ballard has seen 15.7% increase in home values and is anticipated to continue rising over the next three years.