Searching Lummi Island information will show you it is just a 6-minute ferry ride from Bellingham's Gooseberry Point, and that it is enjoyed by residents and visitors. It is the most northeasterly of the San Juan archipelago and easily the most accessible. A year-round population of more than 900 Lummi Island real estate owners swells to more than 2,000 during summers, but they don't come for the glitz and glamour. Lummi Island's natural Pacific Northwest beauty is best appreciated at a slow pace through nature walks, 18 miles of tranquil beaches, hiking, biking and bird watching. Just a few restaurants and cafes offer meals or overnight lodging including historic inns, so make your reservations early.
Annual highlights in this Pacific Northwest area include the Lavender Festival in July, the Reefnet Festival in August and several artist studio tours open houses three times a year: Memorial Day, Labor Day and the first weekend in December. Of particular note are the dramatic bronze sculptures of Ann Morris and Michael Oppenheimer's wind sculptures. Owning a piece of Pacific Northwest real estate in Lummi Island will ensure you enjoy these activities every year.
Don't miss Good Thunder Pottery, an excellent studio that is open to the public year-round, as is the Sister's Gallery located next to the Islander Store.
The island also hosts a summer farmer's market; open Saturday mornings from May through September and within walking distance of the ferry.
The expertise of a knowledgeable Pacific Northwest real estate agent can assist you in your Lummi Island MLS search. Susan Stecher is an expert Lummi Island realtor with a wealth of information about the area and she can help you locate the piece of Lummi Island 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 Lummi Island home search.