Bellingham, Washington 

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Population

85,388

+8.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$42,440

Median Home Price

$418,700

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

Local Listings in Bellingham, WA
 $425,000 
3812 Keystone Way
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 2062 SqFt
 $425,000 
3812 Keystone Way
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 2062 SqFt
 $399,000 
35 Tumbling Water Dr
Bed 7 | Bath 3.0 | 2788 SqFt
 $358,000 
617 Spring Vista Pl
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1053 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Whatcom County
Metro Area: Bellingham Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 1.69%. 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

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 8.10%. 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 $418,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.82%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Bellingham

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 11.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Bellingham Real Estate or Find top agents in Bellingham

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Reviews for Bellingham   47 Reviews
Subdued Excitement - 4/20/2019
Bellingham calls itself "The City of Subdued Excitement." You have to ask yourself, why is the excitement so subdued? First of all, it's too damn expensive. Unless... Read More

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Boring, Not Progressive, and Overpriced - 3/19/2019
This is not a progressive or forward-thinking town. It’s more of the place that follows trends set by others. It seems like all the white hipsters that couldn’t make it... Read More

Love Bellingham - 11/1/2018
I’ve lived all over the US & Bellingham was one of my favorites overall. I’d move back if I... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON
98225 98226 98229

NEW LISTINGS IN BELLINGHAM WA
$425,000
3812 Keystone Way
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$399,000
35 Tumbling Water Dr
Bed 7 | Bath 3.0 |

$358,000
617 Spring Vista Pl
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$399,900
1075 Falls Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$425,000
909 Liberty St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$389,000
1406 Fruitland Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

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