Bellingham, Washington 

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WASHINGTON TOTAL CASES REPORTED

9,238

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

430,376

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

85,388

+8.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$42,440

Median Home Price

$429,900

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. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Bellingham, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Pleasant summers
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Clouds and rain
-Some crime issues

Local Listings in Bellingham
 $2,750,000 
5435 Sand Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 3382 SqFt
 $1,190,000 
300 Crest Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 3114 SqFt
 $400,000 
3245 Bennett Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1832 SqFt

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

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 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bellingham jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bellingham's cost of living is 21.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bellingham's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Bellingham, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Whatcom county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bellingham's population is 85,388 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bellingham is $429,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.5%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Bellingham

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Reviews for Bellingham   50 Reviews
Awful place to live...and that's being positive! - 1/25/2020
I wish I could give this awful place zero stars. I lived in Bellingham for 1 year and 19 days and I was never so glad to get out of a city and state as I was this awful... Read More

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Generations, born & raised here. That says a lot! - 10/30/2019
Been here 50 years. 2nd generation born & raised. I've been lots of places but I always come home. This is truly God... Read More

~ Bohemia ~ .. Take it or Leave it ! - 10/19/2019
All reviews will be biased by personal experience. Clearly mine is coloured by living amidst intentional communities. *There are many, here*, however, and you might... Read More


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98225 98226 98229

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NEW LISTINGS IN BELLINGHAM
$2,750,000
5435 Sand Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$1,190,000
300 Crest Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$400,000
3245 Bennett Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$349,500
16 Little Strawberry Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$315,000
1210 Logan St
Bed 1 | Bath 1

$549,900
3222 Firwood Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$699,000
512 14th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

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