From Crown Hill to Downtown
The King County Metro Rapidride D is a bus rapid transit line connecting Ballard and its adjacent neighborhoods to downtown.
Starting up in Crown Hill, it winds down to 15th Avenue, making a straight shot through Ballard and Interbay—including past the new Expedia campus. Then it winds up into Lower Queen Anne (or Uptown, depending on your name preference). From there, it runs downtown on Third Avenue—and as of last year, it runs all the way through Pioneer Square to Yesler.
Many of these homes, especially on the northern end of the route, are also served by other routes, like the 28 and the 40. But the Rapidride line is built to be faster and more streamlined, with low floors, dedicated lanes, frequent stops, and even transit signal priority. You can pay before you board, like on the light rail.
We’ve found six notable homes along the route, from spacious Craftsmans to a cute little condo.