Bellingham, Washington may not ring-a-bell with most people unfamiliar with the area, but this small city of over 82,000 is the last American outpost before you hit British Columbia and the Canadian border; unless you count Ferndale, Marietta, Custer, and Blaine.
Bellingham is the 12th largest city in the state, but if you count the metro area that includes the aforementioned towns, the population bumps Bellingham up to spot number five.
We only point this out because Bellingham is about as perfect a retirement or first time homeowner wannabe spot as you’ll find anywhere in the Northwest. And when you put the icing on the cake with easy access to I-5, Everett and Seattle an easy commute to the south, and the San Juan Islands and Doe Bay a stone’s throw to the west, easy, comfortable and stress-free living accommodations would get an easy five (*****) stars on the “Let’s unpack our bags” here, meter.
Median Home Prices and Affordable Locations
With all the amenities they offer many lookie lou’s will be wondering where the best home buy locations are located. This is where we can help. The median home cost in Bellingham is around $245,000 at latest count and recent Realtor reports show that home prices continue to skyrocket making a home purchase a solid investment.
In addition, in case you missed the memo, recently Sperling’s Magazine named Bellingham one of the top 100 places to live and enjoy life. Money Magazine gave Bellingham that same kudos back in 2007.
Recent Sales On Springland-Lane In Bellingham, WA
Two recent closed sales on Springland-Lane, one in April, 2013, the other in September, 2013 will give you an idea of what’s in store for new homebuyers.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, however we’ll describe the homes, and our agents will be able to drive you by the homes or email the pictures.
** 3924 Springland-Lane
Built in 2004 this 3 bed-3.5 bath, 3,688 sq. ft. beauty sitting on a quarter acre of land is a breathtaking site. The home features stainless appliances, granite counter tops, formal dining and living room, large outdoor deck and huge yard (perfect for pets) and a fully furnished 1200 sq. ft. basement with all the hookups. It sold for $425,000.
** 4009 Springland-Lane
This 4 bed – 2.5 baths, 2,292 sq. ft. home is loaded with custom upgrades and touches throughout the home. It features a private, fully fenced back yard making it “pet friendly” two-gate access, stainless appliances, solid core doors, 20 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, Brazilian cherry flooring and maple kitchen cabinets offer a final professional touch. It
Sold for $390,000.
An easy hour’s commute south on I-5 you’ll find plenty of job opportunities available at three Fortune 500 companies: Microsoft, Costco, and Washington Mutual. Locally, healthy skies, rainfall, summer highs in the 80’s, 34-degree average in January, and an easy walk or bike to work, make this location like hitting the lottery.