With its mature landscaping, large housing lots, and winding roads, Birchwood possesses an almost rustic atmosphere. Mature landscaping and established houses signal to any passers by that this neighborhood is well kept and valued by its inhabitants. Although there’s space to spread out, walk, and explore, the neighborhood does not sacrifice any convenience. Located next door to Columbia, Birchwood features plenty of local businesses, the Bellis Fair Mall, and access to the ocean. A trio of large parks bring life to the neighborhood, providing a place to play, relax, exercise, and enjoy the beautiful environment. Birchwood park contains a playground, picnic area, basketball court, and a multipurpose field. A popular hangout spot in the summer, Birchwood park is the social hub of the area. Shuksan Meadows park is known for its well maintained playground, and remains a haven for the children of the neighborhood to gather and play in. Squalicum creek park is a part of the greenbelt of the neighborhood, and is home to an updated playground, ballfields, skate park, dog park, and miles of trails connecting the park to other parks in the city.

The Bellingham Golf and Country Club is another fixture of the neighborhood, drawing citizens from all over the city to relax and recreate in its lush green hills. For golf players, the country club is a more exclusive and luxurious place to play, as well as enjoy the many amenities and social opportunities. 

The majority of residents in Birchwood rent their homes or apartments, with rent per month varying between $925-2k depending on the unit. Several large apartment buildings are spread out over the neighborhood, with a variety of styles and spaces. The median price for a house in Birchwood is 400k, with a wide margin on either side of the scale for every kind of budget. Birchwood is a strong neighborhood, with an active neighborhood association invested in the growth of the community. No less than four elementary schools are nearby, making Birchwood an excellent place for families with young children. Shuksan Middle school is in the neighborhood, and Bellingham High is close by.

Because of Birchwood’s rich community and diversity of housing styles, it remains as one of the more competitive neighborhoods in Bellingham. But don’t let that be a negative factor, every agent with BNP is experienced and ready to help you find your dream home! Don’t waste any time contacting an agent below and getting your journey started!

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