Positioned at the very southern edge of Bellingham, the South neighborhood acts as a gateway to the Chuckanuts. Its 1500 residents enjoy access to beautiful Chuckanut Bay, the forests, lakes, trails and hidden pockets within Chuckanut Mountain Park, and more. The neighborhood can be considered an epicenter to some of the Pacific Northwest's best outdoor recreation, 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. Like much of Bellingham, homes range in size and age, including some newer construction that compliment the area nicely. 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.
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Houses for sale in the South neighborhood
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