Birch Bay, Washington 

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Population

8,642

+9.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$55,035

Median Home Price

$327,500

Best Places to Live in Birch Bay, Washington

Small city - East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Birch Bay, 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 Birch Bay
 $565,000 
3519 McGee Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2258 SqFt
 $379,000 
6976 Birch Bay Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1500 SqFt
 $379,000 
9733 Vista Ter
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1927 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

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Washington
County: Whatcom County
Metro Area: Bellingham Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Birch Bay
Zip Codes: 98230
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Birch Bay is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Birch Bay jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Birch Bay's cost of living is 10.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Birch Bay's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Birch Bay, 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
Birch Bay's population is 8,642 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Birch Bay is $327,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Birch Bay 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 Birch Bay. More Education


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The median home price in Birch Bay is $327,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Good place to live - 9/21/2013
Moderate weather year round. If you can deal with five months of gray and drizzle its a good place to... Read More

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98230

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NEW LISTINGS IN BIRCH BAY
$565,000
3519 McGee Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$379,000
6976 Birch Bay Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$379,000
9733 Vista Ter
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$395,000
5157 Drayton Harbor Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$299,900
951 Blaine Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$610,000
6901 Holeman Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$499,000
8206 Birch Bay Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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