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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Pleasant summers
-Attractive setting

Cons

-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.



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Quick Facts About Bellingham


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bellingham's cost of living is 29.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bellingham's population is 85,146 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 63.18 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bellingham is $328,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.22 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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.

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Bellingham rocks
the college and town are awesome. Chuckanut is cool drive. Great getaway from Vancouver BC or Seattle for a... (read more)
the weather
I love the weather in Bellingham. If you don't like cloudy cool days, then feel free to live elsewhere. I hike, bike and sail, and the weather never stops me from being... (read more)
Never Get Used to the Weather
I was born in Bellingham, and I've lived here for about 30 years of my life. It's a beautiful city- lots of parks, mountains, BEAUTIFUL scenery. You're close to the... (read more)
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