When searching Point Roberts area information, you will find out it is a unique American community, surrounded on three sides by water with land access only from the Canadian province of British Columbia. The unincorporated community has approximately 1,300 full-time residents, but many more spend their summers here. A handful of businesses, including two banks and a grocery store, serve Point Roberts.
Owners of Point Roberts real estate have to travel into British Columbia and then return through the Blaine border crossing, approximately 40 minutes away, to reach the rest of the continental United States. Consequently, many residents work and shop in British Columbia.
One of the community's newest highlights is the Point Roberts Golf & Country Club, which opened in 2001. Point Roberts also is just across the water from Semiahmoo Resort, which has two of Washington's top three public golf courses (as rated by Golf Digest, 2005), Loomis Trail Golf Club and Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club. To find property near these great golf courses, search the Point Roberts MLS for outstanding real estate.
A private marina is available for boaters, who are ideally located for fishing and recreational excursions into the Strait of Georgia and the San Juan Islands.
Point Roberts is only 22 miles south of Vancouver, B.C., which is host of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Families with children are served by the Blaine School District, which has a school for kindergarten through second grade in Point Roberts. Children attend schools in Blaine after second grade.
Recreational and business travelers can choose from international airports in Vancouver and Bellingham.
Bellingham, approximately 70 minutes away, is home to Western Washington University, which has approximately 14,000 full- and part-time students, as well as St. Joseph Hospital, a leader in the care of heart, cancer and senior patients.
An expert Point Roberts realtor, such as Susan Stecher, can assist you in locating the perfect Point Roberts property on the Pacific NW MLS. Contact Susan today to get started.
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Blaine School District
Point Roberts Golf Club
Point Roberts Marina Resort
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Bellis Fair Mall
Western Washington University
St. Joseph Hospital