has written 4 SperlingViews. Currently, Beverly is living in Bellingham, WA and has a little something to say:
I am originally from the mid-west, but my heart and life is in Bellingham, WA.
I have a wonderful husband of 28 years, we share 3 grown children and 4 grand children.
We love life and live it to the fullest. Our lives have changed for the better since moving to Bellingham, WA.
I love the city so much that I have a web site about it!
Bellingham, WA is a very laid back town. The people are friendly for the most part and diverse.
I have traveled the all over the US and there is absolutely no place like Bellingham.
re: Quality Of Life - 12/17/2007 Posted On: 6/11/2008 11:53:06 AM
Bellingham, WA is a great place to live, work, and play, if you are an outdoorsy kind of person. When we first moved up here, we did ALOT of hiking. You can go hiking in and around Bellingham every weekend in the summer and never be on the same trail twice. The town is embeded in a beautiful forestry backdrop. In the middle of town is the Sehome Hill Arboretum!
Then we took up mountain biking! Galbraithe Mountain is loaded with miles upon miles of biking trails. And because of the unique hills and forestry about the city, biking is quite popular as well.
I haven't even touched on Bellingham being a "water-lovers paradise!" With the bay along the cities side and Lake Whatcom and Lake Padden in the city...water recreations are accessible year around.
Bellingham, Wa is really an all around great place to live, work, and play!
Friendly People Posted On: 6/2/2008 12:51:18 PM
I have read some reviews about Bellingham, WA since I have lived here, 6 years now. Reviews from the local paper, from this website and other places. Some people, I suspect new residents, feel that the majority of the old-time residents are un-friendly and don't want "new comers" in town.
Earlier this spring, in the news, a lady had claimed been running along a popular trail one morning and had been mugged. She claimed she had a bag or something thrown over her and she was shoved into a car, raped, and thrown out along side of the road. This lady also claimed that she was "new to the area."
This ladies story touch the hearts and lives of the greater percentage of the population in Bellingham and surrounding towns. The community formed a "Take Back Our Trails." With this lady and other trail lovers in mind, hundreds of people pulled together to shower her with love and sincere sympathy, sacrificed time and effort to patrol the city trails so others can enjoy them with a peace of security and peace of mind.
After all this happened, the apparent mugging and rape hadn't happened at all. Still, the community wasn't outraged at this ladies story. They feel it is all a positive step forward regardless.
All this left me with the proud feeling of living in such a great community and one that is friendly to new comers.
I'm sure we have our "grumpy olds." But don't let them, the minority, over rule the friendly majority here, in Bellingham, WA! It's really the friendly people that makes up the whole gamut here!
re: Rudest people in Washington - 5/14/2007 Posted On: 3/24/2008 11:45:38 AM
I beg to differ about the "rudeness" and people being "full of themselves" in Bellingham. The people are very laid back and polite.
Quality Of Life Posted On: 12/17/2007 2:10:00 PM
I have lived in 3 other states. I have traveled the whole US. The quality of life in Bellingham supersedes all the others. There is absolutely no end to a better quality of life up here. Yes it costs more to live here and the housing is higher than other places, but it is a better place to live, work, and play than all the other areas I have been to. My husband and I live much richer lives up here in more ways than one!