The Edgemoor Neighborhood is located along Bellingham Bay in the southwest corner of the city. This quiet, residential neighborhood has long been considered a desirous place to live by Bellingham residents.
Some of the city's most elegant homes are located in the western section of Edgemoor. These homes have well landscaped half acre lots and enjoy magnificent views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands. The historic Lairmont Manor, a popular venue for weddings, receptions and other formal occasions, is located here.
Homes in the eastern section of the neighborhood (east of Fieldston Road) do not have views of the Bellingham Bay, but many have views of Chuckanut Mountain or Chuckanut Bay. The northern portion of the neighborhood has a small area with contemporary homes on smaller lots that enjoy views of Bellingham Bay and the city.
Clark's Point makes up the southern section of the neighborhood. Clark's Point is a large, steep heavily wooded peninsula that extends into Bellingham Bay forming the western boundary of Chuckanut Bay.
Edgemoor residents have access to a portion of the tidal lagoon commonly known as Edgemoor Lagoonlocated west of Bayside Road. Bayside Pool, a popular place for swimming lessons during the summer for many Bellingham families, is located in the central part of Edgemoor.
Although there are no city parks or paths in the Edgemoor Neighborhood, several are located nearby.
Fairhaven Park is a beautiful city park located next to Edgemoor on Chuckanut Drive. Fairhaven Park has a playground, basketball and tennis courts, open fields, two covered shelters and an enclosed pavilion. During the summer months, Fairhaven Park features a water fountain splash park (pictured above) perfect for small kids to play in on hot days.
Post Point Park is an off-leash dog exercise and training area located next to the Post Point Treatment Plant in Fairhaven. The park has several gravel trails, a large field and a water exercise area in the lagoon.
Marine Park is a small scenic saltwater beach park on Bellingham Bay. The park has a newly restored beach, a grassy area, and a shelter. This park is usually pretty quiet except during Memorial Day weekend when it is host to the finish of Whatcom County's annual Ski to Sea race.
The Interurban Trail runs through the northern end of Fairhaven Park providing a great place for cyclists, pedestrains, joggers and dogs. The 6.5 mile long Interurban Trail runs from Fairhaven all the way to Larrabee State Park.
Historic Fairhaven is located just to the north of the Edgemoor Neighborhood. Residents can meet most of their shopping needs in Fairhaven which includes Haggen Fairhaven Market, the Fairhaven Pharmacy, and a wide variety of shops and restaurants.
Fairhaven Middle School is located in the Edgemoor neighborhood. In general, younger students living in the western section of the Edgemoor Neighborhood attend Happy Valley Elementary School and those who live in the eastern half of the neighborhood attend Lowell Elementary School. Older students living in the Edgemoor Neighborhood attend Fairhaven Middle School and Sehome High School.
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