Chuckanut Drive Neighborhood

Chuckanut DriveChuckanut Drive (Route 11) is a scenic and curvy road that runs from the historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham in the north to the Skagit Valley farmlands in the south. The narrow road winds along the western side of the Chuckanut and Blanchard Mountains and provides many sweeping views of the San Juan Islands and Samish Bay. The southern portion of Route 11 runs through beautiful Skagit Valley farmland and the small towns of Bow and Allen. 

There are not many flat areas along Chuckanut Drive so most of the homes located here are built along the waterfront of Samish Bay or on the hillsides of Chuckanut and Blanchard Mountains. Many of the hillside homes enjoy sweeping views of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. All view homes enjoy beautiful sunsets over the Bay. There are two gated communities located along Chuckanut Drive and some of the most expensive properties in Whatcom County are also located here.

Scenic Chuckanut DriveChuckanut Drive has several roadside viewpoints along the way that give visitors an opportunity to the enjoy some vistas of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. Visitors with more time and energy can take advantage of the many hiking trails on Chuckanut and Blanchard Mountains. Small public beaches are located at Teddy Bear Cove, Larrabee State Park and Clayton Beach and can be reached by hiking trails.

Taylor Shellfish Farm, located on the tidelands of Samish Bay, has been in operation along Chuckanut Drive at the mouth of Oyster Creek since 1890. Three restaurants, The Oyster Bar, the Oyster Creek Inn, and Chuckanut Manor, are located nearby and offer fine dining and great views.


In general, students living along Chuckanut Drive north of Larrabee State Park attend Lowell Elementary School, Fairhaven Middle School and Sehome High School. Students who live in the Skagit County portion of Chuckanut Drive are in the Burlington-Edison School District attendance area.

Latest Chuckanut Drive Real Estate

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1500 Chuckanut Crest Dr, Bellingham

Floating high above Chuckanut Bay, this incredible estate is truly above the rest, in all senses of the word. Situated on its own bluff in the coveted Chuckanut Crest gat...

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  • MLS1293780
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Bain
  • StatusACTIVE

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1156 Brighton Crest Dr, Bellingham

Stunning Northwest contemporary with 180 degree world class views of the bay and San Juan Islands. Artistically designed with nearly 5,000 square feet capturing endless a...

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  • MLS1257493
  • Bldg.Brighton Crest
  • Courtesy ofWindermere Real Estate Whatcom
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1546 Chuckanut Crest Dr, Bellingham

Top of the World private retreat tucked away from city lights! Breathtaking views of the bay, islands & sunsets; you’re sure to enjoy the sunny gardens, shady cloisters &...

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  • MLS1285048
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Western Realty

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1180 Brighton Crest Drive, Bellingham

This custom home is privately situated in a gated community off Chuckanut Drive. Radiant heat beneath travertine & hardwood floors keeps you comfortable in winter. The fr...

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  • MLS1249642
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Bain
  • StatusACTIVE

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