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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 Blaine


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Blaine is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Blaine jobs have Increased by 2.25 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Blaine's cost of living is 18.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Blaine's population is 5,056 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 103.13 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Blaine is $261,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.24%.
    SCHOOLS
    Blaine public schools spend $11,190 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Blaine.

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  11/7/2013
Blaine; secret!

Sitting on the border just before you cross into British Columbia, Canada is the small town of Blaine. Just to the south is Bellingham (pop about 75,000). The area... (Read More)

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  11/1/2012
Life in Blaine

Have lived in Blaine and nearby areas (Birch Bay, Bellingham) on and off about 3 years.If you like peaceful surroundings and the laid back life (for some, might be... (Read More)

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  9/28/2012
Yes, There is a Perfect Place Left in the U.S.

When you wonder where in the U.S. remains a Mayberry, a serene, small, Cleaver family town, this is it. I didn't want to leave. Pat at the Post Office, streets so wide... (Read More)

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