Oct. 9, 2009

Columbia......highly sought after

Remember a time when kids actually played outdoors?  Football in the streets, hide and seek....  What a refreshing pleasure to hear their laughter and playful screams. When you hoped the bags of Halloween candy you bought would be enough.         m0509131230_parks-zuanch

When you took an evening stroll to the local park to hear the summer music series?  Families bike riding together......Welcome to the Columbia district of Bellingham.

A very tight-knit, family-oriented neighborhood comprised of Victorian Classics ( homes built in late 1800's to early 1900's), remodels, and bungalows with average home prices in the upper 200's to mid-300 price range.  Pride of ownership and individuality shows here with well maintained homes and close attention to gardening and landscaping.  For this reason, home-values in this neighborhood tend to hold due to so many wanting to live here, raise their families here, and their children able to attend  Columbia Elementary.

Within walking distance to Little Squalicum Park and Beach and downtown Bellingham, Columbia is also a mobile neighborhood allowing many to bike or walk to work and walk to school.  A gardener's paradise, with good size lots (on average 5000 sq.ft), to plant food and flower gardens.  Where you'll see cornstalks on the side of the road, sugar snap peas " take a pea but please don't  leave one"!  Also, Home of the Annual Columbia Garden Tour  showcasing some of the finest gardens in Bellingham.

Also within walking distance is Elizabeth Park,elizabeth-park-gazebo one of the oldest parks in Bellingham with walking pathways, squirrels galore, tennis courts and a Gazebo where summer concerts can be heard or plays enacted.    Newer to the Columbia area is Squalicum Creek Park with it's new baseball diamond and plenty of bike paths and walking trails.                0016                    


It is quite obvious why so many want to reside in this fabulous community, with all it has to offer;Sense of community, location, educational systems and look at all the activities to be had......
Welcome home to the Columbia neighborhood..

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