Whatcom County


As an owner of Blaine real estate (population 4,740) you can enjoy the quaintness of a small saltwater community with easy access to two of North America's most beautiful metropolitan cities: Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

Blaine, in the Pacific Northwest, lies along Interstate 5 and the Canadian border. The International Peace Arch is a monument that stands astride the international boundary between Blaine and Surrey, B.C, representing the longest undefended boundary in the world. People walk under the Peace Arch and enjoy the beautiful floral displays on both sides of the border. Blaine's two border crossings accommodate thousands of tourists, business people and commercial vehicles each day.

A recreational paradise, owning Pacific NW real estate in Blaine offers a full-service marina with nearly 600 state-of-the-art slips for boaters and is less than two hours away from the Mt. Baker Ski Area, acclaimed by skiers and snowboarders for stunning scenery and the longest snow season in the state. Blaine is also just several miles away from Semiahmoo Resort, featuring a seaside hotel and two of Washington's top three public golf courses (as rated by Golf Digest, 2005), Loomis Trail Golf Club and Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club.

Blaine's Marine Park and Drayton Harbor, plus nearby Birch Bay State Park, are among the top birding spots on the Washington State Birding Trail's Cascade Loop. This area boasts the largest heron rookery as well as a huge number of waterfowl and shorebirds in the spring, fall and winter months.

Blaine is only 20 miles from Bellingham, 45 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. and a little more than 100 miles north of Seattle, which makes it a perfect area to purchase Blaine real estate. Local residents and businesses expect to enjoy the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Families with children are served by the Blaine School District. The Blaine MLS is the perfect place to get started looking for prime Pacific Northwest real estate.

For recreational and business travelers, Bellingham is served by Amtrak and multiple airlines, including Delta Airlines, Horizon Air and Allegiant Air. It also is the southern terminus for the Alaska ferry system.

Bellingham's Western Washington University, which has approximately 14,000 full- and part-time students, provides numerous educational, cultural and entertainment options. Bellingham also is home to many medical specialists and St. Joseph Hospital, a leader in the care of heart, cancer and senior patients.
The time is right to contact a Blaine realtor. Blaine real estate expert Susan Stecher is ready to assist you in your Pacific Northwest real estate search to locate the Blaine home that will meet all your needs. Contact Susan today to get started on your search.

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