TEN BIG REASONS TO LIVE IN WHATCOM COUNTY:
It's rated among the U.S.'s top 15 Best Places to Live and Retire.
Small town atmosphere, no traffic, no noise, no smog…only about an hour away from two world class metropolitan cities–Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.
Temperate climate–seldom too hot or too cold, average summer daytime temp 71, average winter daytime temp 51, humidity is low and air conditioning is seldom needed.
Annual rainfall average is 35 inchs spread out steadily throughout the year. Snowfall is not the norm with an annual average of only 3.6 inches.
Golfing, skiing, sailing, fishing, biking, hiking, equestrian, it's all here. Whatcom County has the most golf courses per capita of any county in Washington state.
Mt. Baker has the longest ski season in the state, and we're the gateway to the San Juan Islands with countless bays and inlets to explore.
Footpaths abound! In 1996 Bellingham received a "Trail Town USA" award for greenways and trails.
National award-winning school districts, primary through college with some of the finest teaching staff in the State.
Western Washington University, the third largest university in the state, serving about 11,000 students.
Positive business climate and economic stability which create an atmosphere where you, your family and your lifestyle will develop and flourish.
Housing for everyone–condos, affordable old and new construction, lake and salt waterfront, mountain getaways, country farms and ranches, golf-course cabanas, executive mansions, private island retreats, and so much more.
Quality of Life — “There is an extremely positive attitude here, an attitude that welcomes you to a quality of life that attracts and maintains families and industry.” – Pete Kremen, County Executive