More accolades for Bellingham ranked #1 for small cities (population 50,000-99,999)
The Natural Resources Defense Council has a project and website called Smarter Cities. The website says their "mission is to foster a little friendly competition (Annual Cities Research and Rankings) as well as provide a forum for exploring the progress American cities are making in environmental stewardship and sustainable growth"
The criteria and Bellingham's ranking for each is
Bellingham's been well recognized by for it's green power usage, clean air, clean water, good transportation, mild climate, natural beauty, & great parks and trails. We are also in the midst of a large scale long term project of transforming an aging pulp mill on the waterfront of Bellingham Bay to a unique new waterfront downtown.
I think Bellingham's future is bright, and our real estate market will remain strong because of it.