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Bellingham, WA

Bellingham, WA

Bellingham, WA

Thinking of Moving to Bellingham, Washington?
Bellingham, WA, is about as far northwest as you can go in the United States, a few miles from the Canadian border.  This city of just over 80,000 residents sits on Bellingham Bay.  It has a small-town feel but is not too remote from large cities.    Part of the Puget Sound region, Bellingham enjoys consistent temperatures year round, with highs around 60 °F and lows in the mid 40s.  The summers are mild and pleasant. 

Shopping and Dining in Bellingham, WA
Despite its relatively small size, Bellingham, WA, offers all the conveniences of the city.  There is a regional mall with major department stores; a traditional downtown area with lots of specialty shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants; and avenues with nationwide chain stores.  Bellingham offers a wealth of restaurants.  You can eat freshly caught seafood, New York style pizza, Indian cuisine, home style, etc.  There are even a number of Mexican restaurants.  

The Great Outdoors around Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, WA, is a very desirable place for those who love to get out in nature.  It is listed as a “Trail Town U.S.A.” for its various walking/hiking trails in and around the city.  Take a walk along the Bellingham Bay waterfront, hike through rich green forests, climb steep trails on Chuckanut Mountain.  The vast array of bird species in the Northwest will delight birdwatchers.  Bicyclers can enjoy many intracity bike roads or circle lakes on scenic rides.  Nearby Mt. Baker offers skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers a variety of winter sports terrain.  You can take a charter trip across the bay to the San Juan Islands, a true Northwest paradise.

Other Fun Stuff to Do in and around Bellingham, WA
For those who love the arts, Bellingham, WA, is the place to thrive.  See a play or hear a musical performance at the Performing Arts Center.  Visit dozens of art galleries and sculpture collections.  See the artistic, cultural and historic collections at the Whatcom Museum.  Annual events include the NW Projections Film Festival, the Allied Arts Festival of the Arts and the Bellingham Festival of Music.  There are a handful of courses to golf on and even a nearby casino.  Travel to Victoria, British Columbia, is a three-hour ferry ride.  The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver is only 50 miles away.  Seattle is just over an hour and a half south.

Travel and Education in Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, WA, is served by Interstate 5 down the West Coast and north to Canada.  There is transit bus service, Amtrak connection and an international airport with flights to major cities on the West Coast.   It is home to Western Washington University, Huxley College, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College and Northwest Indian College.

More Information on Moving to Bellingham, WA
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Visitor Website
Public Schools
Public Library
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The service center for Bellingham, WA is located in Mount Vernon, WA.

Information about Bellingham, WA

Est. Population: 80055
County: Whatcom
Latitude: 48.7667
Longitude: -122.4833
Zip Codes: 98225