Homes for Sale in Ballard

Ballard is a small community thirty-two miles northwest of Santa Barbara, known for its historic charm and scenic surroundings. It is the oldest and smallest town among the Santa Ynez Valley towns and contains two of the area's earliest buildings from the 1880s.

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Ballard Listings

Ballard Real Estate Market May 18, 2024
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Ballard Real Estate

Ballard features modest home in a wide range, from wood-paneled bungalows with small gardens to large and luxurious two-story ranch or farm properties.

Due to its small population, there are usually only one or two properties on the market in Ballard at any given time. Despite its peaceful ambiance, Ballard benefits from its proximity to bustling tourist towns, making it an ideal rural community for those seeking a quieter lifestyle within reach of livelier destinations.

About Ballard

The town of Ballard originated around a Wells Fargo stage line station, and over the years, it evolved into a village community. Ballard retains much of its historic character, attracting visitors with its quaint atmosphere.

The centerpiece of Ballard is the Ballard Elementary School, constructed in 1882. This unique schoolhouse features a central tower and stands as a testament to the town's rich history. While most other buildings in Ballard were built in later years, the town is renowned as a "bedroom community," primarily catering to workers in the local wine industry.

Ballard is a picturesque, with tree-lined avenues, quiet lanes, and charming one- or two-story farmhouses and ranches. It is surrounded by vineyards, including the Lincourt Vineyards and Rideau Vineyard. Additionally, the Pegasus Estate Winery has its corporate headquarters here. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy regular tastings, events, tours, and live music at the local vineyards.

When it comes to dining and shopping, Ballard offers a handful of local cafes and stores, such as a bakery and the Ballard Inn. However, for a wider range of options, residents often make a short ten-minute drive to nearby Solvang, Los Olivos, or Santa Ynez.

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