Bellingham, Washington 

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Population

85,146

63% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Median Income

$42,440

Avg. Home Price

$400,100

Best Places to Live in Bellingham, Washington

Small city - East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border
Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Pleasant summers
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Clouds and rain
-Some crime issues

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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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Whatcom County
Metro Area: Bellingham Metro Area
City: Bellingham
Zip Codes: 98225 98226 98229
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bellingham jobs have increased by 2.25%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bellingham's cost of living is 29.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bellingham's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bellingham's population is 85,146 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 63.18%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bellingham is $400,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.82%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Bellingham

It's a good time to buy in Bellingham. Home Appreciation is up 9.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Bellingham Real Estate.

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Reviews for Bellingham   44 Reviews
Worst place I have ever lived - 8/20/2018
I cannot emphasize strongly enough why you should NOT move to Bellingham. There is NOTHING that living in this city adds to my life that is worth the cost and annoyance... Read More

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Beautiful Bellingham - 8/11/2017
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 - 5/8/2017
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


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98225 98226 98229
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