Positioned at the very southern edge of Bellingham, the South neighborhood acts as a gateway to the Chuckanut mountains. Its 1500 residents enjoy access to the Chuckanut bay, Chuckanut mountains, and stunning views of the surrounding forests. The neighborhood is situated right next to a very unique and natural recreational resource, making the South very desirable for outdoor adventurers, retirees, energetic families, and those wanting a retreat from the hum of everyday life. The houses in South are located on large lots with most having space for animals. Many of the houses are farm style, with a couple of newer constructions that compliment the area nicely. Some residents have horses, goats, pigs, or chickens comfortably without feeling crowded. The rugged natural beauty of the neighborhood is far from overwhelming, with well maintained streets alongside established trees and beautiful landscaping. Privacy, space, and the Chuckanuts draw citizens to the neighborhood, and the community keeps them there. A strong neighborhood association keeps residents informed and safe, while maintaining the peaceful and warm environment. 

With close proximity to Fairhaven and its historic district, convenience is not totally sacrificed. Residents can both experience the privacy and beauty of the forest without having to drive long distances for errands or school. The Haggen grocery store, variety of restaurants, local boutiques, and health care offices in Fairhaven cater to the inhabitants of the surrounding neighborhoods. For families with school age children, the local public schools receive strong support from the community and provide excellent education for children 5-18. For South residents, the typical school track follows Happy Valley Elementary to Fairhaven Middle to Sehome High.

Without question, the environment is South’s biggest advantage, with several parks alongside the Chuckanut mountains. These parks include Hoag’s pond, Chuckanut creek, and marsh lands with walking trails. There is limited development due to the area's protected status, but the parks already there impress any visitor. Residents highly value the Rose Garden on Padden Creek for its gorgeous roses and well manicured lawn. Arroyo park, located on the southern border, is made up of 67 acres of protected land. Citizens can hike, bike, ride horses, and run through trails and enjoy views of the San Juans.

The median price for a house in the South neighborhood is 399k, and this number can fluctuate depending on the time of year and state of the market. Although houses sell slowly in comparison to the rest of the city, property is highly valued here and can go for as high as 2 million. Don’t waste any time in contacting an agent today! Here at BNP, an experienced agent can secure your place in the neighborhood with as little stress as possible.

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