Larger cities offer every modern convenience 24hrs per day and have a variety of cultural events, art galleries, museums, and major airports which enable you to travel virtually anywhere. Traffic congestion, pollution & crime can often make a great place not great enough to stay.
Small towns can be clean, safe, and pleasurable for those looking for a more simple life at a much slower pace than a big city, but they may not offer the same conveniences or shopping opportunities that a large city does and some can be downright boring.Somewhere In The Middle
There is an obvious alternative to large cities and small towns and that is a medium sized city. They can be big enough to support all of the services and conveniences many people have grown accustomed to without the congestion, pollution, and other problems associated with larger urban areas. There are some people that measure a city's desirability, perhaps jokingly, by how many McBurger restaurants there are within the city limits, or whether or not there's a Macy's or other premium department store. While this may sound ridiculous at first, the fact is, most major retailers and restaurant chains carefully study the local demographics before investing large amount of money on a new location.
With a name like Bellinghamster.com you can guess where Bellingham Washington ranks on our list, just as it has ranked high on a number of Best-Of lists. Anyone looking for a special place to relocate for their retirement, those in search of a family friendly community to raise their children, and anyone that places quality of life as their most important concern should give the Bellingham area a closer look to see if it is right for them.
That's what Bellinghamsters will often say when it comes to spreading the word about what Bellingham , Washington has to offer. They don't want their city to lose any of its charm and they go to great lengths to ensure it remains the special place that brought them there in the first place.
Bellingham's charm comes first and foremost from its natural setting on the north eastern shores of Puget sound--- Nestled in between majestic Mt. Baker & beautiful Lake Whatcom on one side, and scenic Bellingham Bay and the San Juans on the other. But that's not all, Bellingham residents also have Chuckanut Drive to the south, considered to be the most scenic roadway in all of Washington and home to Larrabee State Park, Washington's very first state park that offers numerous hiking trails, camping, a sandy beach, and is rich with wildlife such as bald eagles, seals, sea otters, and more.
All that Bellingham has to offer is just 2 hours north of Seattle and only an hour from the excitement of Vancouver, British Columbia which was recently voted the most beautiful city in North America. Both Vancouver & Seattle are embarkation ports for the world's most popular cruise ship destination..... Alaska. Living so close to these cruise ship terminals enables some residents to take advantage of last minute cruise deals with savings up to 70% off their brochure rates. Bellingham is also the starting point for the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System.Things To Do & See In Bellingham WA Area
Hiking - Biking - Kayaking - Canoeing - Swimming - Whale Watching - Sailing - Museums - Tulip Festival , Skiing - Snowboarding - Wild Life Viewing - Golfing - Fishing - Crabbing - Camping - Alaska State Ferry. LOCAL COMMUNITIES: Sudden Valley - Fairhaven - Lynden - Blaine - Chuckanut - Lummi Island. Near The San Juan Islands - Washington State FerryYou Might Be Wondering...
Why are we so big on Bellingham? All of us here at Bellinghamster.com are Bellingham area residents. We live, work, and play in this beautiful corner of the world and we want to share what Bellingham has to offer with people across the country. When you visit our advertisers, purchase items, or buy your new home in Bellingham you help contribute to the local economy, not to mention our livelihood and you help our community prosper. We hope you enjoy everything this website has to offer.
Bellingham WA Area Communities
If you are interested in purchasing real estate in the Bellingham area or surrounding communities we know that you have many choices. If you're like most home buyers you simply want straight talk from a Real Estate expert-- someone that knows the area and will work hard to guide you through the home buying process from beginning to end. Please allow us to show you what a higher level of professionalism and service can do to make the selection and purchase of your new home a pleasurable experience. For a VIRTUAL TOUR of Bellingham WA visit our Communities Page. For A List Of Available Properties Please Visit Our Real Estate Page.