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Owning Glacier real estate puts you at the gateway to the Mt. Baker area, the final community where travelers can get supplies before continuing east on State Route 542. Glacier information tells you it is only 24 miles from the Mt. Baker Ski Area, making it ideal for skiers, snowboarders and hikers. The Pacific Northwest community has its own post office and a number of acclaimed bed-and-breakfast establishments. The scenic area also is popular with those seeking Pacific Northwest real estate as a second home for summer or winter.

Gold mining – followed by coal mining, logging and some remote agricultural activity – fostered the development of a community here. By the turn of the century, outdoor enthusiasts were already coming to the area, and so began the town's happy relationship with tourism. Owning Glacier, WA real estate is perfect if this is what you are looking for.

The 24-mile section of Mount Baker Highway (State Route 542) from Glacier to Artist Point on Mt. Baker was designated a National Forest Scenic Byway in 1989.

The Glacier Public Service Center is open from approximately Memorial Day weekend to mid-October. The center at Glacier is jointly operated by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. It offers maps, daily and seasonal hiking passes, and current information about trail conditions. For information, call the Glacier Public Service Center at (360) 599-2714 or Mt. Baker Ranger District year-round (360) 856-5700. A knowledgeable Glacier realtor can also provide you with much of this information and help you search the Glacier MLS for a property close to all these attractions.

For a Mt. Baker Highway brochure, call toll-free (800) 487-2032 or send e-mail to tourism@bellingham.org.

For the avid skier, the Mt. Baker Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders some of the finest terrain and the best snow conditions in the West. Also, the Mt. Baker Ski Resort typically offers the longest ski season in Washington.

Potential residents searching Glacier homes for sale will enjoy the quiet way of life here, but can find plenty of stores, health-care specialists and professional services just 65 miles away in Bellingham. Children are served by the Mount Baker School District.

Bellingham is served by Amtrak and multiple airlines, including Delta Airlines, Horizon Air and Allegiant Air.

Bellingham's educational institutions include Western Washington University, which has approximately 14,000 full- and part-time students. For health-care needs, residents can choose from a number of local family-care providers and utilize the resources of Bellingham's St. Joseph Hospital, a leader in the care of heart, cancer and senior patients.
The expertise of a knowledgeable Pacific Northwest real estate agent can assist you in your Glacier MLS search. Susan Stecher is an expert Glacier realtor, with a wealth of information about the area and she can help you locate the piece of Glacier real estate to meet all your specifications. She will walk you through the entire home-buying process, whether this is your first time buying or tenth. Contact Susan today to get started in your Glacier home search on the Pacific NW MLS.

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