Geneva, Washington, a Pacific Northwest neighborhood that lies along scenic Lake Whatcom, is just five miles east of downtown Bellingham. Potential owners of Bellingham property searching the Pacific Northwest MLS will benefit from the area's beauty and tranquility, while remaining only minutes away from stores and their jobs. The knowledgeable Geneva, Washington realtor, Susan Stecher, can help you find the perfect home based on your search criteria.
The Geneva neighborhood contains a mixture of Pacific Northwest real estate ranging from older bungalow homes to more contemporary ones on Lake Whatcom. Geneva is also headquarters of The Firs, a nonprofit entity providing retreats and camping facilities for families, churches and organizations.
Residents of Geneva enjoy the numerous recreational activities – including swimming, boating and fishing – that are available at the popular Lake Whatcom. Younger children attend Geneva Elementary School while the older students attend Kulshan Middle School and one of Bellingham's three high schools.
Washington's 11th-largest city with a population of 76,130 in 2009, Bellingham offers a full range of business, shopping, educational, entertainment and healthcare options along with fantastic Geneva Washington Real Estate.
Located along Interstate 5, Bellingham is within 75 minutes of Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., two of the world's most beautiful and vibrant cities. Local residents and businesses expect to enjoy the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. 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. The Whatcom Transportation Authority provides bus service throughout the city.
Owners of Pacific Northwest realty don't have to go far for recreation. Bellingham offers numerous parks, plus trails for walking and bicycling. Mt. Baker attracts thousands of skiers, snowboarders and hikers annually. If you prefer water in its liquid form, Bellingham's marinas serve hundreds of saltwater boaters while others flock to nearby lakes for fishing and water-skiing. The annual Ski to Sea Festival, held each Memorial Day weekend, features a relay race from Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay that has drawn nationwide television coverage.
Shoppers can head to a diverse downtown or experience the historic Fairhaven District, which features Victorian-era buildings with Pacific Northwest cuisine and art galleries. Looking for a mall experience? Go to Bellis Fair, which has five anchor stores, more than 140 specialty shops and a six-screen theater. For live entertainment, the Mount Baker Theatre attracts top-caliber performers.
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.
Pacific Northwest realtor Susan Stecher can assist you in finding the perfect Geneva home today. Just a click or call away, she can help you determine your search criteria to deliver the most advantageous Geneva, WA MLS search.