The Lettered Streets Neighborhood is located centrally, along the old waterfront of Bellingham Bay. The neighborhood was originally established as a middle-class community adjacent to the city's downtown district. Many of the homes here were constructed in the late 1890s and the early 1900s for middle-class and working families. Homes are of varied sizes and styles, reflecting the trends from the early 1900s. Most homes are on small lots on the neighborhood's quiet, tree-lined streets.
Today, the neighborhood is a mixture of residential and commercial areas. Many of the homes in the neighborhood are rentals. The neighborhood also has a few apartments