Bellingham Neighborhoods

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Historic town incorporated into Bellingham in 1903, featuring a nice selection of shops, restaurants, and cafes with old brick buildings and a fairly new village green.

Neighborhoods surrounding Fairhaven include Edgemoor, South Hill, South, and Happy Valley

City Center

Downtown Bellingham and the waterfront, featuring a marina, areas in the midst of rejuvenation, waterfront parks and extensive shopping and dining options.

Whatcom Falls

Whatcom Falls Park features hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls, nestled into neighborhoods with some locals shops nearby. surrounding neighborhoods include Whatcom Falls, Silver Beach, Puget, and Roosevelt.


Newer construction housing and an extensive outside mall with a fresh, urban vibe. You’ll find lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, places to sit outside with nice landscaping, and a large farmer’s market. There are also a few hiking trails connected to the mall.

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Sudden Valley

Located 15min east of Bellingham along Lake Whatcom, Sudden Valley is worth mentioning. It reminds me of Lake Tahoe, with heavily wooded areas and views of the lake. It does have an HOA, providing access to lake amenities as well as golf courses, tennis courts, and a few restaurants.