Sunset Hill Green Market is Neighborhood Jewel

Life is good in Sunset Hill.  This premium Ballard neighborhood manages to have a distinct personality even within the larger area of Ballard.  Because it is out near the bluff overlooking Shilshole Bay and the marina and yacht harbor? Because it is so close to Golden Gardens Beach Park? Because it has a handful of wonderful little neighborhood stores and restaurants? Because of the great schools and community center? The Tudor and craftsman lined streets? The bright open skies that often occur near the water (seen often in such magazines as Coastal Living but they do really exist)?  It’s hard to pin the reason down to one factor, but the truth is that Green Market is a good example of what makes the neighborhood attractive and intimately livable and walkable.

For a tiny space there is so much here, and it is so fresh.  Refrigerator cases offer staples and goodies, and new and intriguing “green” gourmet foods.  There are crackers, for example, but then there are also multi-seed organic crackers.  And there are very nice fruits, apples, bananas, melon, but then there is fresh and tempting spring Asparagus, and it’s local and it’s on sale.  They are particularly proud of a large and sophisticated selection of wine and cheeses, including hand picked organic wine and local Northwest beers.

There are tons of local choices on the shelves here.  Honey I’m Home Catering stocks them with fresh soups and salads.  In addition they have their dressings, wraps, spreads, and special deserts!  There is fresh milk delivered several times a week from the local Smith Brothers Dairy.  Columbia Gorge juices and local fresh ice cream from Lopez Island Creamery.  Then there are the breads, among other local bakeries Macrina and Columbia City Bakery deliver their popular breads here.  Come taste for yourself!



About Edy Kizaki

Edy's perfectionism and dedication result in attention to detail during every stage of your search and purchase experience.

Edy and her family came to the area seven years ago and fell in love with it. The size, natural beauty, people, culture and educational resources all make it an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Edy brings her experience in business, management and negotiation to her work in real estate. But it is her love of people and her joy in being involved with your important moments of change and decision in the process of life that make her dedicated and unfailing in the pursuit of your goals.

As a realtor and most recently the team leader at, the Seattle branch of eXp Realty, Edy has been involved in over 150 real estate transactions in the past five years, involving homes from Vashon Island to Duvall, Snoqualmie Ridge to Bellingham! What a great and inspiring way to learn about this amazing place. Of course, her GPS has been invaluable to the Edy feels like she's "from" Seattle, but with the added ability to understand what it means to relocate here and which knowledge is first tier, which is better to follow after. She works extensively with relocation clients in Seattle and on the Eastside, including from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, University of Washington, and their subsidiaries. She lives in Richmond Beach, part of Shoreline five minutes north of the Seattle 'border', and loves Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna, and the areas along the west side of Lake Washington, as well as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Edmonds. On the Eastside she has spent most time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish and Issaquah. She has also worked extensively on luxury condos in Belltown and Downtown, and enjoys comparing views with the best of them!

Edy's involvement in real estate began in the 1980's when she was part of a Project Development Team for a real estate company in San Francisco for two years. After having worked on several major San Francisco and Lake Tahoe projects, she became most interested in buying and leasing of properties, including sales of business opportunities. She was also the official company photographer. There followed a period of work in finance, but an interest in travel led her to Japan, where she lived and worked teaching in university for 12 years. In addition she founded and ran her own large private school and formed Currents, a group that produced art exhibitions in Japan, America, and Australia, and arranged tours of New York and on the West Coast.

Eventually Edy returned to Monterey, California, where she taught Japanese, designed instruction, was a project manager for multimedia products, a product developer for early childhood educational products, and helped manage a five-star resort hotel, all while completing a masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest with her family, she pursued her real estate license and is now deeply involved in helping her clients search for the perfect property in the local real estate market. When not at work, Edy practices Aikido and takes advantage of the local boating, picnicking and hiking riches with her family and friends. Oh, yes, and the great restaurants!

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