Sudden Valley

200 Polo Park Dr
Bellingham, WA 98229
Price Range: $100,000 – $1,500,000
Square Footage: 600 – 6,000 sqft


Sudden Valley is an upscale private community on the shores of Lake Whatcom. Meticulously planned to balance housing needs with natural open spaces—early developers called it “the Undevelopment”—the community here enjoys a peaceful getaway atmosphere. Though there is a wide variety in terms of square footage and lot size, most of the homes here are relatively new, very stylish, and impeccably maintained. Several homes are right on the lake itself, with docks leading from their back lawn to the water.

The privacy of this secluded community, along with Sudden Valley’s posh amenities, makes this a safe and enviable place to live, for young professionals, growing families and retirees alike. Kids especially like getting to play with other children in the neighborhood, and there are plenty of planned and impromptu activities to bring them together. Neighbors get to know each other in this close-knit area. Students from Sudden Valley attend Geneva Elementary, Kulshan Middle School, or Bellingham High School.

The Sudden Valley Golf Course is a popular place for the grownups to play. This 18-hole championship golf course is the perfect place for friends to get outside and relax. A recreation center nearby offers a sauna, aerobics, and workout facilities. For those who enjoy getting out in the woods, several trails wind their way through the neighborhood and further out to the forests surrounding Lake Whatcom.

Sudden Valley is close to I-5 and a ten-minute drive to Bellingham for shopping trips, though small stores and restaurants in Sudden Valley offer people a convenient quick-stop for last-minute needs or dinner plans. One drive through Sudden Valley will quickly help you understand why many in this small community never want to leave.

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