Whatcom County


As the second-largest city in Whatcom County, Lynden has served for years as the economic hub for north-county residents.

Lynden has been steadily growing in recent years, rising to 11,690 residents in 2009. The combination of small-town friendliness and easy access to bigger cities makes it a popular choice for newcomers and longtime residents. Searching Lynden area information will let you know it is just 15 minutes north of Bellingham and five minutes from a border crossing leading into British Columbia. The metropolitan pleasures of Seattle (2 hours away) and Vancouver, B.C. (1 hour) are easily within reach, as are the recreational opportunities offered by Mt. Baker, the San Juan Islands and freshwater lakes.

In the midst of many dairy and berry farms, Lynden is the center for many agricultural products and services. But consumers have plenty of options for retail goods and professional services. Making a Lynden MLS Search will reveal all the fantastic properties this area has to offer.

Discovered by Dutch immigrants in the early 1900's, Lynden stays close to its roots with well-groomed lawns and a popular Holland Days Festival in May. Owning a piece of Pacific Northwest real estate in Lynden has much to offer. The Northwest Washington Fair in August draws about 200,000 people annually, yet constantly is praised for its immaculate grounds and cleanliness. Another regional draw is the acclaimed Homestead Farms Golf Resort & Convention Center, featuring an island green on its 18th hole.

Many visitors on their way to or from Expo 86 in Vancouver, B.C., learned about Lynden's special festivals and year-round charms. The same effect will likely be seen when Vancouver, B.C. hosts the 2010 Winter Olympics. A Lynden realtor can help you find a perfect piece of Lynden real estate before all the festivities begin.

The Whatcom Transportation Authority provides bus service throughout Lynden and Bellingham . Bellingham is served by Amtrak and multiple airlines, including Delta Airlines, Horizon Air and Allegiant Air.

Lynden also is close to Bellingham's educational institutions, including Western Washington University, which has approximately 14,000 full- and part-time students. For healthcare needs, residents can choose from a number of family-care providers in Lynden and utilize the resources of Bellingham's St. Joseph Hospital, a leader in the care of heart, cancer and senior patients.
Pacific Northwest realtor Susan Stecher can assist you in locating the perfect Lynden real estate property so you can benefit from all Lynden has to offer. Contact her today to get started.

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City of Lynden
Lynden Chamber of Commerce
Lynden School District
Western Washington University
St. Joseph Hospital
Homestead Farms Golf Resort & Convention Center
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Bellis Fair Mall

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