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Bellingham

The city of Bellingham is bordered by the shores of Bellingham Bay and the backdrop of Mount Baker. It’s a beautiful city with many outdoor activities including hiking, biking, water sports, and skiing. It also offers many cultural, educational, and economic benefits, and is the last major city before the Canadian border. Bellingham as we know it was founded in 1903 with the amalgamation of Fairhaven, Sehome, Whatcom, and Bellingham and still retains much of its historic charm. Bellingham is a desirable place to live because of the offering of a healthy lifestyle, friendly community, and beautiful scenery. It was recently ranked the #3 city in the United States for working from home.

City of Bellingham, viewed from waterfront, with Mt. Baker in distance

Bellingham Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $946K
Lowest Price $53K
Highest Price $7.8M
Total Listings 309
Avg. Days On Market 67
Avg. Price/SQFT $455

Property Types (active listings)

Explore Bellingham Real Estate

Located on the coast, with miles of rocky shoreline, Bellingham is a gorgeous city and the seat of Whatcom County. Over the past few years, the area has seen steady population growth, as many find the city’s family-friendly nature and opportunities for outdoor recreation appealing. As it is, Bellingham is also situated close to the Canadian border, and a number of beautiful islands are found across the water. 

When it comes to real estate in Bellingham, prospective homebuyers can find a range of properties and price points. However, real estate in the city is generally more sought-after than some of the surrounding communities, and this is reflected in the prices—especially in regards to waterfront properties. That being said, homebuyers can still find more affordable homes, especially when considering condos and townhomes across the city.

Bellingham neighborhoods each have something unique to offer. The downtown (or the Business District) has seen some new developments, and those searching for new construction condos might look to the downtown. Otherwise, neighborhoods such as Edgemoor are home to some of the most luxurious estates, and neighborhoods in the east end of the city feature new construction single-family homes. 

The city is also an exciting mixture of old and new. Homes range from new construction, suburban-feeling designs, to tiny, historic bungalows located close to the city center. In the case of the latter, these properties, with construction dates that can go back all the way to the early-1900s, are desirable for their unique charms. Bellingham’s collection of quaint, colorful, 1920s bungalows are exceptional examples of historic preservation, although many of these home interiors have been recently updated. 

Real estate in Bellingham also includes luxury properties, of which there are many to choose from. Like other single-family homes, luxury estates include both historic and new construction builds, but generally have a few common characteristics: a central location in the city’s prime neighborhoods, views of the water, and a substantial property size. 

 

Top Bellingham Highlights & Amenities

When it comes to things to see and do in this beautiful coastal city, residents have ample opportunities to shop, dine, and stay active outdoors. The city’s downtown area is home to cool boutique stores, as well as local businesses and restaurants, many of which are located in historic buildings. 

Arts and culture are a big part of the Bellingham downtown. Just within a few blocks, residents and visitors can find live music venues and performing arts venues, museums and art galleries, movie theaters and bars. The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention is a particularly popular attraction, but other highlights include the Mount Baker Theatre, the Whatcom Museum, and Maritime Heritage Park. The Bellingham Farmers Market is also a highlight, open every Saturday. 

As a city in its entirety, residents do enjoy that there are many malls and other commercial areas just a short drive away, which is convenient when picking up necessities. Younger residents like the city’s trendy downtown vibe, while families like the safe, quiet neighborhoods and the numerous parks and playgrounds located all around the area. Zuanich Point Park, Boulevard Park, and Whatcom Falls Park are all popular destinations. Bellingham also houses the Western Washington University campus. 

 

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