Ballard, long one of the city's industrial pillars, has been recognized by Natural Home magazine as one of America's 10 best "eco-neighborhoods." The greening of

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The Greening of Ballard

Ballard named one of America's 10 best "eco-neighborhoods."

Ballard, long one of the city's industrial pillars, has been recognized by Natural Home magazine as one of America's 10 best "eco-neighborhoods." The greening of Ballard has been written about before, but it's good to see Sustainable Ballard and their enviro-kin getting a little national pub. Read the full press release after the jump.

NATURAL HOME MAGAZINE PICKS 'AMERICA'S BEST ECO-NEIGHBORHOODS'

TOPEKA, Kansas, (December 18, 2006) -- The January/February issue of Natural Home magazine features picks for 'America's Best Eco-Neighborhoods'.

Natural Home highlights 10 cities with neighborhoods encouraging the healthy, eco-conscious good life. These burgs boast community involvement; shopping, libraries and schools within a walkable area; public transportation; and locally owned businesses. The 10 are unique for their environmental and/or social programs; parks, green spaces and neighborhood gathering spaces; farmer's markets and community gardens; and alternative-energy programs and green building practices. See below to view the complete article online with information on the "curb appeal" of each neighborhood.

The neighborhoods selected are:

  • ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
    West Asheville Neighborhood
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS
    South Congress Neighborhood
  • BOZEMAN, MONTANA
    Downtown Area
  • BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
    Park Slope Neighborhood
  • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
    Andersonville Neighborhood
  • DENVER, COLORADO
    Highland Neighborhood
  • INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
    Fall Creek Place Neighborhood
  • MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
    Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood
  • PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
    Mount Airy Neighborhood
  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
    Ballard Neighborhood
 
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