Best Place To Retire Bellingham Washington Visitor Information, Stores, Restaurants, Things To Do

Bellingham Wa Best Places To Retire Fairhaven & Bellingham Washington

Retire In Bellingham WashingtonRelocating To The Great Pacific  Northwest?

If you're considering looking for a place to retire in the Pacific Northwest you're not alone.More and more retirees are choosing Northwest Washington and the Bellingham area for their retirement and it's easy to see why. Bellingham Wa continually wins top honors in national publications and Best-Of Lists for quality of life, and outdoor activities.

 In 2003 AARP magazine ranked Bellingham as number two in their  "15 Best Places to Reinvent  Your Life" article.

Bellingham has a world-class hospital and healthcare community with excellent public transportation, senior services and Bellingham also offers a wide range of recreation, shopping, dining, and entertainment venues to choose from.


The combination of natural beauty, home prices, recreational opportunities and quality of life have placed the Bellingham area on the minds of many people looking to escape the traffic congestion and hectic pace of larger cities and communities.     

Quality of life means a lot of different things to different people-- for many it is simply breathing in the fresh mountain air or walking through an old growth forest that is just a short walk from their front door.  

Bellingham offers so many simple pleasures to enjoy, like taking a leisurely walk down the historic streets of Fairhaven and stopping for a leisurely lunch at one of its many quaint cafes or restaurants,  or just sitting on a park bench overlooking the bay and watching the Alaskan ferry arrive and see numerous yachts and sailboats sail by.   

There are also many important and practical things to consider when choosing a place to retire such as emergency, police, & fire protection as well as being near a world class medical center with state of the art equipment. 

St Joseph Hospital 
(360) 734-5400
2901 Squalicum Pkwy

                                                                  Bellingham, WA 98225   


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A Spectacular Region To Explore

The Bellingham area is just 90 miles north of  Seattle and even closer to Vancouver and Victoria British Columbia. Both Vancouver and Seattle are popular Cruise ship embarkation ports offering cruises to Alaska through the inside passage as well as cruises to Hawaii and even the Panama canal. 

Major cruise lines often offer deep discounts as they come close to sailing in order to fill up their cabins.    Savvy travelers that live near these ports of departure and are able to travel on short notice can enjoy tremendous savings over their published fares. Some cruise agents advertise up to 75% savings! 


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In Washington State the seller pays the real estate agent's commission.    As a buyer it costs you nothing to use the services of a professional real estate expert. An agent working for you, doing the legwork, handling the paperwork, helping to find the right home for you.   

   Are you interested in relocating to the Pacific Northwest?  Visit Our Bellingham Real Estate Page.