Birchwood Neighborhood

The Birchwood Neighborhood is located on the northwest part of town. Historically, the neighborhood consisted of many small farms on large lots located on the edge of the city. The original single-family residential character can still be found here, primarily in the western section of the neighborhood. 

Apartment complexes are located along the main roads of the neighborhood including Northwest Avenue, W. Maplewood Avenue, and Birchwood Ave. These apartments are located close to the Park Manor shopping area.

The Bellingham Golf & Country Club has an 18-hole course and outdoor swimming pool in the northeastern corner of the neighborhood. The Squalicum Creek greenbelt forms the southern border the neighborhood. 


Shuksan Meadows Park is a small park with a playground near Shuksan Middle School. Little Squalicum Park includes a beach and natural area at the end of the Bay to Baker Trail which runs through the neighborhood from Bellingham Bay to nearby Cornwall Park.


Birchwood Elementary School, Shuksan Middle School and the Bellingham Technical College are all located in this neighborhood.

In general, students living in the Birchwood Neighborhood are in the Birchwood Elementary (right) or Alderwood Elementary attendance areas. Older students attend Shuksan Middle School and Squalicum High School.


Latest Birchwood Real Estate

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2802 W Maplewood Ave, Bellingham

Very clean and well maintained triplex close to schools, shopping, city park.... Each unit is 2br 1.75 baths and has a private garage, seperate laundry, patios and lots o...

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  • MLS1214515
  • Bldg.Autumn Lane S P
  • Courtesy ofWindermere Real Estate Whatcom
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649 Marine Dr, Bellingham

If it is an extensively remodeled home in a quiet area on a large fenced lot and a Westerly bay and island view, this is it! Taken down to the studs in 2004, this home wa...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS1185205
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Bain
  • StatusACTIVE

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3413 Alderwood Ave, Bellingham

Single level home on large .37 acre lot. Located in the the Birchwood neighborhood off Bennett Dr. Two bedrooms with large kitchen with lots of storage. Utility room has...

  • Beds2
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  • MLS1216090
  • Bldg.Bennett Hill Supp'l
  • Courtesy ofRealty World Performance
  • StatusACTIVE

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2737 W Mcleod Rd, Bellingham

Ideally located remodeled single-level home with updates including; brand new roof, furnace, hot water heater, kitchen (sinks, cabinets, & appliances), washer & dryer, f...

  • Beds2
  • Baths1.0
  • MLS1160556
  • Courtesy ofCENTURY 21 Bay Properties
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