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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.


Quick Facts About Bellingham

    The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bellingham jobs have Increased by 0.13 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bellingham's cost of living is 25.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Bellingham's population is 80,930 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.92 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Bellingham is $262,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.40 percent.
    Bellingham public schools spend $11,755 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.5 students per teacher in Bellingham.

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re: Friendly People - 6/21/2008
I have friends in Bham, they all say that it's a nice place to live, especially if you like rain, which I do. Can't fish or ski without rain and snow, that's fact. The... (read more)
re: the weather - 9/18/2012
Down here in SF, we are dying from the constant warm sunny weather.... this drought and global warming stuff is awful. We may get a little overcast, but our rainy... (read more)
Bellingham rocks
the college and town are awesome. Chuckanut is cool drive. Great getaway from Vancouver BC or Seattle for a... (read more)
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