South side Bellingham neighborhoods include Fairhaven, Edgemoor, South Hill, and Happy Valley. South side neighborhoods are some of the most desirable in Bellingham because they are close to the Bay, have good walkability and are home to some of the most unique quaint local businesses and restaurants. No big box stores here. South Side is all about local business, outdoor activities, and parks and trails galore. Drink in the beautiful architecture in this area and the phenomenal views of Bellingham Bay.
Some of the notable business in South side Bellingham include:
The Black Cat, a restaurant in one of the cool old historic brick buildings in Fairhaven which has a classic bistro menu. http://blackcatbellingham.com/
Paws for a Beer, a dog friendly tavern for those 21+ who want to bring their dog to roam off-lead while they sip a beer. http://www.pawsforabeer.com/
Stones Throw Brewing Co. which is an outdoor brewery which is dog and kid friendly. You can either bring food with you or have it delivered or munch from one of the food trucks on the weekends when available. http://www.stonesthrowbrewco.com/
And many, many more!
11th most walkable neighborhood in Bellingham
Walk score 52
Average age 46 years old
South Hill is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Bellingham. Many of the homes in this area were built in the early 1900s and many have views of Bellingham Bay. It is home to Lowell Elementary School. http://lowell.bellinghamschools.org/
It includes Taylor Dock which connects Boulevard Park to downtown Fairhaven and includes access to the water, flat sidewalks, playground equipment and a Wood’s Coffee.
Some of the reasons why people love South Hill: Beautiful, historic, the Bay, it has charm, friendly neighbors, dog friendly, and peaceful.
4th most walkable neighborhood in Bellingham
Walk score 79
Average age: 52 years old
Fairhaven was one of the 3 original cities that merged to become the city of Bellingham in the early 1900s. It is a mix of single family homes, apartments and condos. It is comprised of many historic buildings and home to the Ferry Terminal from which the Alaska Ferry docks. One of the main attractions is Fairhaven Village Green which is at the center of Fairhaven and hosts community events like Farmer’s markets, tree lighting ceremony at Christmas, and outdoor movie night in the summer.
People in Fairhaven can walk to an average of 13 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.
Some of the reasons people love Fairhaven: peaceful, welcoming, friendly, nice surroundings, walkability, bay
21st most walkable neighborhood in Bellingham
Walk score 20
Average age: 52 years old
Edgemoor is located in Southwest Bellingham and is made up of mostly big, single family homes with large lots. It is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Bellingham and has gorgeous views of the bay and San Juans. It is also one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Bellingham. It is home to Fairhaven Middle School. http://fairhaven.bellinghamschools.org/
Some of the reasons people love Edgemoor: walkability, beautiful, peaceful, friendly, quiet, dog friendly, safe.
13th most walkable neighborhood in Bellingham
Walk score 48
Average age: 36 years old
Happy Valley typically has the most affordable homes out of the south side neighborhoods. It is dense and diverse in comparison to other neighborhoods in South Bellingham. Filled with different age ranges and a mix between single family homes, multifamily and apartments. It is also home to Happy Valley Elementary School. http://happyvalley.bellinghamschools.org/
People in Happy Valley can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.
Some of the reasons people love Happy Valley: peaceful, safe, convenient, dog friendly, trees, beautiful, walkability
Statistics courtesy of 2010 US Census
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