Blaine, Washington 

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Best Places to Live in Blaine, 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


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: Blaine
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Blaine is 6.30% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Blaine jobs have increased by 2.25%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Blaine's cost of living is 18.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Blaine's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Blaine's population is 5,056 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 103.13%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Blaine is $261,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.24%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Blaine 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 Blaine. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Blaine

It's a good time to buy in Blaine. Home Appreciation is up 5.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Blaine Real Estate.

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Reviews for Blaine    3 Reviews
Blaine; secret! - 11/7/2013
Sitting on the border just before you cross into British Columbia, Canada is the small town of Blaine. Just to the south is Bellingham (pop about 75,000). The area... (Read More)

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Life in Blaine - 11/1/2012
Have lived in Blaine and nearby areas (Birch Bay, Bellingham) on and off about 3 years.If you like peaceful surroundings and the laid back life (for some, might be... (Read More)
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Yes, There is a Perfect Place Left in the U.S. - 9/28/2012
When you wonder where in the U.S. remains a Mayberry, a serene, small, Cleaver family town, this is it. I didn't want to leave. Pat at the Post Office, streets so wide... (Read More)


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