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-Nearby recreation
-Pleasant summers
-Attractive setting


-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.


Small city - East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Whatcom County
Metro Area: Bellingham
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Bellingham, Lynden, ... 19 total
Zip Codes: 98225, 98226, ... 15 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Whatcom

    The unemployment rate in Whatcom County is 6.30 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Whatcom County jobs have Increased by 2.25 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Whatcom County's cost of living is 27.90% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Whatcom County's Cost of Living
    Whatcom County's population is 212,284 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 66.13 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Whatcom County is $317,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.24%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Whatcom County public schools spend $10,820 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.9 students per teacher in Whatcom County. Learn more...

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