Bellingham is the main metropolitan city in Whatcom County. For this reason Whatcom County real estate revolves around the city of Bellingham. It is the most expensive city based on average home sale price. However even though it is an expensive city, it has a lot to offer prospective residents.
Bellingham is a college town with Western Washington University and its 15,000 students bring youth and excitement to the local downtown area. Home to several local breweries and other small locally owned businesses. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Bellingham offers some of the most beautiful hikes in all of the pacific northwest in addition to Whatcom Falls Park that has breathtaking waterfall views.
The city of Blaine is located in northern Whatcom counties and its northern boundary is the Canadian border. With a population of just over 5,000 residents it is in stark contrast to Bellingham. Blaine harbor is one of the feature attractions in Blaine and offers some spectacular views of Semiahmoo Bay. Check out Packers Kitchen + Bar on the water and you’ll be sure to enjoy
Ferndale is the third largest city in Whatcom County and offers more affordable housing than the bigger cities of Bellingham and Lynden. Located roughly 10 miles north of Bellingham, it offer a quieter atmosphere while still having easy access to the bigger city and nightlife.
It lies on the Nooksack River and has a beautiful historic downtown. Along the river is Hovander Homestead Park which features historical building and antique farm equipments. Ferndale is also home to Phillips66 Sports complex which is great for families and includes 4 softball fields and 2 soccer fields.
Lynden is the second largest city in Whatcom County. The city has humble roots as it began as a pioneer settlement in 1874. Lynden is located 15 miles to the north of Bellingham and roughly 95 miles for Seattle. It is home to the Northwest Washington Fair which attracts over 200,000 people every year and perfect for families.
Lynden has a great small town feel while also having many amenities of larger cities. It is home to the Homestead Golf Course and many recreation activities including youth sports, adult sports leagues and family recreational spaces. Learn more about Washingotn communities here.