Bellingham, WA 98229
WHATCOM FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD
Located on the eastern edge of Bellingham, the Whatcom Falls neighborhood blends easy Bellingham living with some of the most striking natural beauty in the county.
Whatcom Falls Park allows visitors an escape back to nature with its powerful, thundering waterfalls. From the moment you step out of your car into the parking lot, you can hear the pulse of rushing water as you walk a short distance to the sandstone bridge spanning the creek. Built in 1939 by Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, the bridge attracts camera-toting out-of-town visitors as well as locals just looking for a moment away from the bustle of the city. Beyond the famous bridge, hikers and walkers can easily lose themselves in miles of well-groomed trails that wind their way throughout the 241-acre park and beyond. The fish hatchery is a great educational opportunity just past the bridge trail, and kids keep busy on the swings at the park’s playground. Bloedel-Donovan Park is also easily accessible from the neighborhood.
Most of the development in the Whatcom Falls is residential, but it remains low density—about four units per acre. With big backyards and large lawns, residents enjoy plenty of room to play and relax. Most of the homes here were built in the 1950’s and 60’s, but they’ve been well maintained, and families especially are quite comfortable here.
Located just east of the Whatcom Falls neighborhood is Geneva, a small community just outside Bellingham city limits on the shores of Lake Whatcom. Homes here are mostly larger, upscale homes on deep lots. Water views and waterfront property are common here.
Children from the Whatcom Falls neighborhood attend Carl Cozier Elementary, Kulshan Middle School, or Bellingham High School. With an easy route to Lakeway’s Fred Meyer shopping center and access to I-5 for needs beyond the immediate vicinity, Whatcom Falls is a quiet, convenient place to call home.