The Alabama Hill neighborhood in Bellingham has every type of home you could hope for. From large, extravagant houses with million dollar views to cozy, efficient studios within walking distance of shopping, Alabama Hill can be anyone’s ideal place to live.
Residents of the Alabama Hill neighborhood are never at a shortage of activities. The ever-popular Bloedel-Donovan Park, located on the west side of Lake Whatcom, can keep visitors entertained from dawn to dusk (though you may have to swat a mosquito or two during those later hours). On hot days, the park is filled with sunbathers, swimmers, and water-sport enthusiasts. Throughout the year, Bloedel-Donovan is a perfect place to walk your dog or simply relax.
Just across the street, miles of trails await runners, walkers, or park-goers who simply want to stroll from Bloedel-Donovan to Whatcom Falls Park. Bird watchers can take advantage of Scudder Pond, a preserved wetland always bustling with wildlife. Some backyards are simply a gate away from this wildlife, essentially having an entire park behind the house. In addition to these larger parks, the Alabama Hill neighborhood provides even more valued green space at St. Clair Park, Highland Heights Park, and Big Rock Garden Park.
Bellingham residents can find every type of home in this paradise. With Alabama Hill zoning accommodating both single-family and multi-family homes, buyers have a variety of options. Developed over the last four decades or so, lot sizes range widely, as do the size and style of homes. Some houses enjoy the quiet safety of cul de sacs, while others boast the convenience and efficiency of neighborhoods organized in grids. Since Alabama Hill is, not surprisingly, a hill, many homes have an incredible view of Bellingham Bay and the rest of the city. Runners can take advantage of this view on the recently-constructed pedestrian bridge.
No commercial areas exist on Alabama Hill, allowing residents a peaceful escape from the daily rat race. However, Downtown Bellingham, Barkley Village, and the Guide Meridian are just a short trip away, providing easy access to every type of shopping.