Bellingham, WA 98225
The York neighborhood in Bellingham is a Victorian gem in the heart of the city. Located west of I-5 and east of Downtown Bellingham, the area is filled with many classically styled single-family homes, built mostly from 1890-1910. Though some houses are fairly expansive dwellings on large lots, most of the homes here are small—built on lots of approximately 4,500 square feet. This pattern is part of why the community here is close and cohesive, and the fine Victorian architecture is a large part of the neighborhood’s identity. Though the neighborhood is densely populated, Franklin Park and Rock Hill Park are popular places for York residents to relax and play, and all the recreational opportunities of Western are close-by.
Though the neighborhood is largely residential, some businesses have settled in the area, with a strong focus on meeting local needs. Coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants can all be found in the neighborhood, as well as some smaller offices. Grocery shopping and other conveniences are only a short distance away.
Some students rent a home in York with friends, but most of the residents of York are settled homeowners, making it a safe and comfortable community. Considered Bellingham’s first middle-class neighborhood, York is an ideal place for those who want to own a home with an affordable price tag—all conveniently near Western Washington University and Downtown. Young students from York go to Sunnyland Elementary, Whatcom Middle School, and Bellingham High School.