Just south of Bellingham proper sits the cozy and quaint village of Fairhaven.
Hillsides dotted with cottages, bungalows and Victorians and newly constructed Condos on the shoreline offering sensational bayviews, Fairhaven is one of Bellingham's most popular communities.
Known for it's charm and laid back lifesyle and easy access, you can live a few blocks away and enjoy a walk to get your morning coffee, dinner or groceries. Walk or bike to the Farmer's Market every Wednesday, or traverse one of the many trails that run through Fairhaven. Or just enjoy a stroll through downtown Fairhaven with all of it's many boutiques, specialty shops or eateries.
Founded in 1883 by Dan Harris, aka " Dirty Dan Harris" ( a nickname given to him due to his poor hygiene or lack of it), Fairhaven was originally planned as the big import city of the upper West Coast, but lost this title to Seattle. After a exodus of the towns people and laborers, the city revamped itself and became the charming town that it is today. Fairhaven still has many historic buildings and homes that were built in the late 1800's.
It is also home to Bellingham's Train Station, one of the best ways to travel to Vancouver or Seattle for a days visit. I have rode the train to Seattle and what a fun day and trip it was. You can also catch the Ferry to the San Juan Islands , Victoria or Alaska from the Bellingham Ferry Terminal.
Oh and don't forget that " It all ends in Fairhaven". Every Memorial Day Weekend, the annual Ski to Sea race is held and it does end in Fairhaven at the Fairhaven Festival. A festival that overtakes the town with the race winners being awarded, food and craft vendors and much fun to be had.
As I mentioned earlier, there are numerous styles of homes from 2 Bedroom to 5 for the families out there or for those that love the older architecture or condos for those of you that are retiring and don't want the responsibilities of a home. Prices in Fairhaven vary from Single Family Residence average selling price of $330,000 to Condos average sale price at $580,200.
If you are looking to relocate to the Bellingham area you must visit Fairhaven. Close to the university and in the Sehome School District, and Sehome High which was recently voted by Newsweek as one of the top High Schools in the nation, you can see that Fairhaven has so much to offer.
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I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your real estate goals.