Bellingham, WA 98226
MOUNT BAKER NEIGHBORHOOD
With a near-perfect blend of attractive residences, stylish commercial areas, and vast natural beauty, the Mount Baker neighborhood in northeastern Bellingham is quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular places to live. With close proximity to skiing and snowboarding at Mount Baker, and well-groomed woodland trails connecting the neighborhood to other parts of the city, the people who live here feel very connected to nature.
Barkley Village, the city’s “priority urban village” on the eastern side of the neighborhood, is a chic and enjoyable part of daily life for the people who work and reside in Mount Baker neighborhood. Though several large commercial buildings have been built here, the architecture was carefully planned and the village retains a modern park-like feel, with pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and green spaces. With a Haggen’s grocery store, a driving range, local restaurants such as Bob’s Burgers and Scotty Brown’s, and even a new branch of the Bellingham Public Library (opened in 2008), Barkley Village has much to offer its community. Residences have mostly been built within the last ten years, with everything from condominiums and apartments to duplexes and single-family homes available.
The Sunset Pond/Sunset Boulevard area is also a bustling part of the neighborhood. Major shopping includes Lowe’s Home and Garden, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, and Cost Cutter Grocery. Local restaurants Panda Palace and Black Forest Steak House are popular, as is the Applebee’s diner. Living areas include apartments and senior living near Sunset Square, as well as single-family homes north of Sunset Pond. Just minutes from all the busyness, residents enjoy a peaceful stroll to the water’s edge at quiet Sunset Pond, as children ooh and ahh at ducks, Canadian Geese, and perhaps even a couple of bald eagles who live here.
Though located outside of city limits east of Mount Baker and north of Lake Whatcom, the nearby Tweed Twenty area is also growing, with ever-expanding opportunities for people to enjoy this beautiful way of life.
Young children from this neighborhood attend either Sunnyland or Northern Heights Elementary Schools, while older kids attend Shuksan Middle School and Squalicum High School.