May 3, 2011

Bellingham, "The City of Subdued Excitement"

Bellingham is a great place to live. In fact, it has been listed as a “best place” by magazines as different as Forbes Magazine (as a best small place for businesses and careers), CNN's Money Magazine (a best place to retire) and Mother Earth News (which raved that “beautiful scenery, access to an abundance of local food and a strong commitment to water and energy efficiency make the city really stand out.”) Just a couple of months ago Sunset called it the best place in the West to live if you want to play year-round.

The town is situated on Bellingham Bay, with breathtaking views of Mount Baker and the Cascade Mountains to the east and Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands to the west.

Bellingham is home to some 90,000 people and is both a vibrant college town and a popular retirement destination. But most of all it is a family-oriented community with a strong interest in the environment. Bellinghamsters--yes, that is what we call ourselves--love to be active and enjoy walking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, or just about anything to do outside, including relaxing at one of our summer concerts in the parks around town. There are activities and entertainment for all ages.

Bellingham is fortunate that its economy and housing market are rebounding better than many other places. The primary reason is simple: people from all over the country hear what a great place Bellingham is and want to move here. Also, two and a half million Canadians live just 45 minutes away and like to shop at our shopping centers, which boosts the local economy.

Yes, life is good for Bellinghamsters!

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