As one of the newer neighborhoods in Bellingham, Barkley is full of vibrant charm and life, bringing excitement to “the City of Subdued Excitement”. As the northern neighborhoods grew bigger, it was decided in 2010 to create the Barkley neighborhood to relieve the pressure. It’s a unique area, a mixture of retail, residential, and industrial space spread out over 840 acres. The residential spaces are beautifully groomed with a variety of styles and architectural designs. Greenway corridors link homes to parks, shopping, and other parts of the city while providing lush walking trails that runners and bikers also enjoy. Much care has been taken to preserve as much landscape and wildlife as possible. Residents value the natural feel to the neighborhood and the views of the city the trails provide. The residential areas wind up by Alabama Hill and down towards Woburn street, where the focusing element of Barkley lies.

The Barkley Urban village is the star of the neighborhood, with the Haggen grocery store, Regal movie theatre, and host of local boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops. The first urban village in Bellingham has proven to be a strong success, where many citizens go to shop and relax among modern infrastructure and tasteful landscaping. Residents of Barkley enjoy a close proximity to their errands as well as the professional buildings that ring the village. Many employees of those businesses choose Barkley for their home, and take advantage of the short commute. I-5 is a quick drive away, connecting Barkley to the rest of the city very efficiently.

If you take a drive up Barkley boulevard in the spring, you’ll see the stunning cherry blossoms that line the street in full bloom. This is one of the many things that make Barkley stand out as a diverse neighborhood that incorporates business, residential, and nature for a vibrant and mature neighborhood, despite its young age. Houses range widely in price depending on location and style of house. Most homes are single family detached, but there are condos and apartments as well. Silver Beach Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary are very close by, and most children then go to Whatcom Middle then Squalicum High. Barkley has been established as a newer neighborhood with life and character, so don’t hesitate to lean in and discover for yourself what makes this area so unique!

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