Whatcom Falls Neighborhood

The Whatcom Falls Neighborhood is named for the popular Whatcom Falls Park which occupies the northeast section of the neighborhood. Whatcom Falls Park features a beautiful forested area along the Whatcom Creek Gorge with many cascading falls and hiking trails. Bayview Cemetery, the city's only memorial park, is located to the west of Whatcom Falls Park and together they occupy most of the neighborhood's area north of Lakeway Drive. 

To the south of Lakeway Drive, nearly all of the neighborhood is residential. The neighborhood has a suburban character and consists mostly of newer, single family homes on large lots. The neighborhood has one of the lowest population densities in the city of Bellingham and the highest percentage of owner occupied homes. The hillsides in the southern portion of the neighborhood remain undeveloped and provide a beautiful wooded backdrop for the neighborhood.


There is one small strip mall in the neighborhood located across the street from Whatcom Falls Park. It includes a gas station, convenience store and Lafeen's Donut shop. 

Lakeway Center is located about one mile away. Lakeway Center has a Cost Cutter supermarket, liquor store, several restaurants and a bank. Fred Meyer Shopping Center, located on the other side of Lincoln Street, has groceries, a pharmacy, clothing and more.

Neighborhood Parks

Whatcom Falls Park features the Whatcom Creek Gorge with its waterfalls and hiking trails as well as a fish hatchery, playground, fishing pond, tennis court and a shelter.

Bloedel Donovan Park, on Lake Whatcom, is nearby and features public boat access to Lake Whatcom as well as a playground, swimming area, sand volleyball court and a multipurpose building.

Galbraith Mountain (common name for North Lookout Mountain) is an open space that is a very popular spot for mountain bikers. Galbraith Mountain is open to non-motorized use only and has trails that are maintained by the Whatcom Independent Mountain Pedalers. The trails can be accessed from Whatcom Falls Park.

Nearby Schools

Kulshan Middle School (right) is located in this neighborhood near Whatcom Falls Park.

In general, students living in the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood attend Carl Cozier Elementary School, Kulshan Middle School and Sehome High School.


Latest Whatcom Falls Real Estate

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