Bellingham has a population of approximately 83,000 people, and is centered between Seattle to the south and Vancouver, B.C. to the north – with the Canadian border just 30 minutes away. Mount Baker is to the east and the Puget Sound with the San Juan Islands are immediately to the west. Bellingham is internationally known for its natural beauty, eclectic culture and sense of community.
The City of Bellingham is most notably home to Western Washington University, Mount Baker Theater and Bellingham International Airport. Bellingham is made up of 23 different neighborhoods, and all are unique in character and design. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Bellingham year-round – whether on the beautiful water, hiking the limitless amount of trails, or skiing on the slopes of Mount Baker, there’s something for everyone.
Cultural opportunities are also broad, with Bellingham already internationally recognized for music festivals and art events. There are a host of theaters, music venues both grand and quaint, golf courses, day spas, hotels and award-winning restaurants. Bellingham prides itself on being at the forefront of the ‘buy local’ shift, and there are open air markets throughout the week, local art walks, and many other community events that help foster connections between local businesses and the people of Bellingham.
As a city, Bellingham is geared for growth, with many people relocating from all over the country and internationally. The waterfront, once a busy industrial site, is currently being redeveloped and is slated to be a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood with parks, trails, and thousands of new jobs.
All in all, the Bellingham real estate market is considered to be one of the best in the United States.