It’s no wonder Whatcom County has become a destination for so many to move to in recent years. The area offers a mix of metropolitan life with an abundance of outdoor adventures right in your backyard. The famous Ski to Sea race hosted annually follows the path from the Mt. Baker Ski Area down to the charming neighborhood of Fairhaven, painting a picture of everything you can do in just one day in this county.
Bellingham being the largest city in Whatcom County, sits on the beautiful Bellingham Bay with a bustling downtown and numerous neighborhoods all with their own unique charm and character. This city has become known for its vibrant brewery scene and farm to table style culinary. You don’t have to leave town to enjoy hiking or running either, Whatcom Falls offers dozens of hiking trails, and the Interurban trail connects downtown Bellingham to Larrabee State Park on Chuckanut Drive. Bellingham School District is ranked among the top public schools in the state with three high schools: Squalicum, Bellingham and Sehome High School. The city also serves as a major transportation thoroughfare with an international airport and a port on the Squalicum Harbor.
Ferndale sits just north of Bellingham, offering more of a small-town feel. The Phillip 66 and BP refineries located at Cherry Point, offer employment with living wages attracting families to the area. With its industrial roots and stunning views of Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands, Ferndale has become one of the most desirable small towns in the area to live.
The Dutch inspired town of Lynden lies in the heart of Whatcom’s farmland. Known for the biggest growers of raspberries, this town is also home to the Northwest Washington Fair. The local Homestead Farms Golf Club has become one of the premier courses in the Northwest, drawing golfers from all over the state. With good schools and a vibrant community, Lynden has become an ideal place to raise a family.