Bellingham, WA

Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Real Estate And Community Information


Bellingham is the perfect community for families looking to get the true Pacific Northwest lifestyle. This city, with a population of 83,365, is located on the shores of the beautiful Bellingham Bay and next to Mount Baker. Residents enjoy ample time outdoors in these stunning natural landscapes. Bellingham is a city of rich history. It was founded in 1904 when four towns merged together to form a single community. The city takes great pride in its historic past, as is seen in the well preserved buildings and neighborhoods. This picturesque city offers a wide variety of recreational, educational, cultural, and economic amenities.




Bellingham Neighborhoods


Edgemoor is a beautiful residential community located in southwest Bellingham. This neighborhood is home to 2,00 residents and features large lots and mature landscaping. Residents in the neighborhood can take advantage of the recreational facilities at Fairhaven Park, which is located within its boundaries. There are also beautiful views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands from Edgemoor. Edgemoor Homes for Sale


South Hill, located on Bellingham Bay, is an unique and popular community within the city. Many parts of this neighborhood are historic, featuring homes built in the early 1900s. There is a wide variety of architectural styles and sizes offering many different housing options to residents. Neighbors in this community enjoy convenient access to the beautiful Boulevard Park. South Hill Homes for Sale


Fairhaven is a great historic neighborhood in Bellingham. This area was one of the three original pioneer settlements that eventually merged with others to form Bellingham in 1904. There are great local amenities for the 600 residents, including retail stores, grocery stores, a public library, and more. Many of these are located in the heart of the neighborhood in the Fairhaven National Register Historic District, which features 17 stunning historic buildings. The Fairhaven Village Green is the home to concerts, farmer’s markets, and other community events throughout the year. Fairhaven Homes for Sale


Happy Valley offers residents a wide variety of housing options and amenities. It is located near Western Washington University, providing easy access to all the facilities and activities available on campus. There are also many undeveloped areas within this neighborhood. This allows residents ample opportunity to explore the great outdoors in the wetlands, natural habitats, and community gardens located within Happy Valley. Happy Valley Homes for Sale


Sehome is one of Bellingham’s more centrally located and oldest neighborhoods. Located on the spectacular bedrock formation that rises over Bellingham Bay, this area features stunning views of the area. There are many historic homes available in this area and mature landscaping and tree lined streets are found throughout. Sehome Homes for Sale


Columbia is another historic residential neighborhood in Bellingham. Most of the housing in this area are single family homes. The 4,000 residents in Columbia take pride in their community, as is reflected in the well maintained houses and landscaping. There are also numerous city parks located in Columbia for residents to enjoy. Columbia Homes for Sale


Lettered Streets is a revitalized historic area in the city. There is great historic character found throughout this neighborhood with some structures dating to the early 1900s. There is a variety of housing options within the Lettered Streets and conveniently located amenities for residents to enjoy. Lettered Streets Homes for Sale


Puget is one of the larger neighborhoods in Bellingham. The southern and eastern parts of the area are more residential and offer both single and multi-family housing options. This neighborhood is home to the Civic Athletic Complex which offers amazing recreational facilities including an aquatic center, walking trails, athletic fields, and more. Puget Homes for Sale


Samish is the perfect neighborhood for those who want convenient access to city amenities while enjoying a quiet, country-like lifestyle. This area features an abundancy of open spaces and wooded areas. There are large lots located within this naturally beautiful neighborhood. Samish Homes for Sale


Sunnyland is a residential community located west of Interstate 5 and north of Whatcom Creek. The 2,200 residents in the area live in a variety of different housing options. There are many schools and recreational facilities located within Sunnyland offering convenient access to residents. Sunnyland Homes for Sale



Parks and Recreation in Bellingham


Bellingham is the perfect community for any outdoor enthusiast. Residents can enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest at the parks located within the city and surrounding areas. The Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department maintains over 3,000 acres of Parks and over 64 miles of interurban Trails throughout the city. These parks and trails offer ample opportunities for outdoor activities, including sports, walking, biking, swimming, playgrounds, family gatherings, and more. A favorite spot for Bellingham residents is Boulevard Park (470 Bayview Drive). This park, located along the bay, has a beach, overwater boardwalks, fishing dock, and scenic viewpoints.


Residents you enjoy an active lifestyle will find many great facilities in town. The Arne Hanna Aquatic Center (1114 Potter Street) features 4 swimming pools and a variety of aquatic classes and activities for all ages. The Lake Padden Golf Course (4882 Samish Way) is an award winning 18 hole golf course in town that is located in a stunning second-generation forest.



Education in Bellingham, WA

The city of Bellingham strives itself on providing excellent K-12 educational institutions for its residents. Academic excellence for the youth of the city is a major priority. The community is served by Bellingham Public Schools. Children at the elementary level, grades PK through 5, attend one of 14 Elementary Schools, located in neighborhoods throughout the city. Within Bellingham, there are 4 Middle Schools for students in grades 6 through 8 and 4 High Schools for students in grades 9 through 12. There are also several private educational institutions, both non denominational and religious-affiliated, located in town. Some of these institutions are Whatcom Hills Waldorf School (941 Austin Street), Explorations Academy (1701 Ellis Street, Suite #215), and St. Paul's Academy.


Bellingham is also home to Western Washington University (516 High Street). This excellent public institution of higher learning offers great educational and cultural activities to the wider community of Bellingham. Whatcom Community College (237 West Kellogg Road) is also located within town and provides educational options at the postsecondary level.




Health and Transportation in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham residents have access to many excellent medical facilities within the city limits and neighboring communities. There are several urgent care facilities and family medicine clinics located throughout the city. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (2901 Squalicum Parkway) provides comprehensive medical care and emergency services for patients.

The transportation network in Bellingham is fantastic. By car, rail, air, or sea, there are great traveling options available for residents. The city of Bellingham is conveniently located on the Interstate 5 corridor, which connects Blaine, Washington in the north all the way to San Diego, California in the south. Amtrak Cascades operates the Fairhaven Station (401 Harris Avenue) in Bellingham. There are trains running daily between the city and major metropolitan areas in the Northwest, including Vancouver BC, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and Eugene. For those looking to travel beyond the northwest for business or pleasure, Bellingham International Airport (4255 Mitchell Way) is located right in town. Residents wanting to get to Alaska can board the Alaska Ferry at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal (355 Harris Avenue), the southern most port of the Alaska Marine Highway System. This ferry takes travelers on a week long voyage through the Inside Passage.

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Diana Burgon
eXp Realty
1321 King St.
Bellingham WA 98225
Office: 360-927-8588
Cell: 360-927-8588