Alabama Hill Neighborhood

The Alabama Hill Neighborhood is a residential area located between Bellingham Bay and the north end of Lake Whatcom. It occupies the top and western hillside of Alabama Hill. The neighborhood offers many excellent views of the city and Bellingham Bay. Residents on the eastern side of the hill have views of Lake Whatcom.

Most homes in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood are single-family homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. These homes are oriented towards the west to maximize their view of the city. In general, streets in the lower section of the Alabama hillside are straight and do not have sidewalks. Streets closer to the hilltop are broad and curved with cul-de-sacs and sidewalks.

Neighborhood Parks

Whatcom Falls Park is located at the southern edge of the neighborhood and can be accessed by bicycle and pedestrian traffic. This beautiful, forested park runs along Whatcom Creek and features several miles of hiking trails. The park also has basketball and tennis courts, two playgrounds, a fish hatchery, fishing area and two shelters near the parking lot on its southern side.

St. Clair Park is a small neighborhood park located adjacent to Whatcom Falls Park at the southern end of St. Clair St. It has a small playground and grassy area perfect for younger children. 

Highland Park is a small park located on Vining St. in the northern section of the neighborhood.

The Railroad Trail runs through the middle of the Alabama Hill Neighborhood. It is a 3-mile long pedestrain and bicycle path connceting Bloedel Donovan Park to Memorial Park in the Sunnyland Neighborhood. This trail runs adjacent to Roosevelt Elementary School and the Barkley Village shopping area to the west of the neighborhood. The pedestrain bridge over Alabama Street (top photo) is part of the trail and provides a safe connection between the northern and southern sections of the neighborhood. The bridge offers a great view of the city and Bellingham Bay.

Nearby Schools

In general, younger children living in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood attend Roosevelt Elementary School. For older students, Alabama Street divides the public school attendance areas. Students who live north of Alabama Street attend Whatcom Middle School and Squalicum High School. Students who live south of Alabama Street attend Kulshan Middle School and Bellingham High School.


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2322 Vining St, Bellingham

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