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-Nearby recreation
-Pleasant summers
-Attractive setting


-Economic cycles
-Clouds and rain
-Some crime issues

What Bert Has To Say About Bellingham Metro Area

Bellingham is a lush, green, rapidly growing and typically Pacific Northwest city about half way between Seattle and Vancouver. Its legacy, still in force to a degree, is as a thriving lumber and paper-mill town and seaport for outbound forest products. Today, the beautiful setting, climate, and relatively low costs for a West Coast location are bringing many migrants to the area. The economy is making the transition from cyclical basic industries to more of a steady new-economy flavor. Some work locally, some make the lengthy commute (likely in carpools) to Seattle and especially its northern suburbs and some telecommute or run small businesses serving clients in the larger cities. There is a strong and growing base of retirees.


Small city - East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border See Local Real Estate
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City: Bellingham
Zip Codes: 98225, 98226, ... 3 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Bellingham

    The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 6.00 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bellingham jobs have Increased by 2.25 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bellingham's cost of living is 29.80% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Bellingham's Cost of Living
    Bellingham's population is 85,146 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 63.18 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Bellingham is $328,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.22%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Bellingham public schools spend $10,143 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.9 students per teacher in Bellingham. Learn more...

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Beautiful Bellingham

Close to snowcapped mountains and the excitement of Vancouvet, B C, Bellingham has,a relatively mild climate and an active cultural scene. We do pay for the serene green... (Read More)



Great combination of benefits and nice people

After visiting and owning property there for 13 years, we have selected Bellingham as our retirement location. It has a combination of physical beauty, access to a... (Read More)



It all depends

If you do not like liberalism, rain and clouds, cold and trees, you might not like it here. Housing prices are getting up there. Unless you are from Seattle, SD, LA,... (Read More)



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