What you need to know about Bellingham, WA

Bellingham sits on the water, just 90 miles north of Seattle and 21 miles south from the Canadian border. With both sea and mountain views that include the San Juan Islands and North Cascades, the city offers an abundance of year-round recreation activities for the outdoor lover. Education is key to the community, with three colleges, including Western Washington University. Add a thriving arts and entertainment scene and a growing list of microbreweries, and it's easy to see why this city is repeatedly named Top 100 Best Places to Live

Top 10 Best Beer Cities 2014
Top 10 Downtowns 2014

Population

82,080
Up by 5.48%
Why Bellingham, WA is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Bellingham, Wash., can best be characterized as “well-rounded” –- the perfect balance of opportunities for work and play.
Bellingham, WA
8 Reasons to Move to Bellingham, WA
Location, arts and culture, recreation top the list

Nearby Cities

Business

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Business Climate

Housing

Homes Owned 45.68%
45.68% Complete
Homes Rented 54.32%
54.32% Complete

Real Estate

In Bellingham, Washington


Ready to move to Bellingham? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Bellingham.

Median Home Price

$287,100
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Bellingham, Washington


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Bellingham rates.

Median Household Income

$42,440
Lower than the national average

Business

In Bellingham, Washington


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Bellingham.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

In Bellingham, Washington


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Bellingham.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 41%
41% Complete
Graduated High School 93%
93% Complete

Bellingham, WA's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Best Beer Cities 2014
Top 10 Downtowns 2014

More About Bellingham, WA

Why Bellingham, WA is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Bellingham, Wash., can best be characterized as “well-rounded” –- the perfect balance of opportunities for work and play.
8 Reasons to Move to Bellingham, WA
Location, arts and culture, recreation top the list