Cornwall Park is named for the neighborhood surrounding (surprise, surprise) Cornwall Park. At 70 acres, the park accounts for over a tenth of the area, leaving the rest for a variety of homes and commercial uses.
Unlike other parks with manicured lawns and shrubbery trimmed into the shapes of animals, Cornwall Park truly has a northwest feel. There, you can perfect your frisbee golf skills on its 9-hole course, escape the summer heat under its many trees, or picnic with neighbors of Cornwall Park’s tight-knit community. Cornwall has a few of the many tennis courts in Bellingham, a playground for children, and plenty of trails for the runner in you. Whether planning a gathering or looking for a place to unwind on your lunch break, Cornwall Park will have what you need.
The Cornwall Park neighborhood is also home to Saint Joseph’s Hospital (or, as the locals call it, “Saint Joe’s”). Saint Joe’s not only provides excellent medical care; it is also one of the largest employers in the city. With 253 beds and a Level III Trauma Center, one need not leave the city (or even the neighborhood) to receive the best treatment. Several other medical facilities are just across the street from Saint Joseph’s, making Cornwall Park the place to be for doctors, nurses, and other health practitioners.
Many of the houses in Cornwall Park have a distinct charm. Driving through the neighborhood, you will notice large, landscaped yards and well-kept homes. The epitome of these is Roeder Home, an extravagant house built in 1903 by Victor E. Roeder. Whatcom County Parks and Recreation now manages Roeder Home, making it available for public tours, weddings, concerts, and other events.
Since Cornwall Park is just south of Meridian, residents have quick access to Bellis Fair Mall and many other shopping centers on Meridian Street. The Cornwall Park neighborhood is bordered by I-5 to the north, making commuting efficient. Despite the convenience to shopping and main roads, however, the neighborhood is one of the calmest areas in Bellingham.
Both single family and multi-family homes are still being constructed in Cornwall Park, so the neighborhood is bound to have whatever you are looking for in a dwelling. Gardeners will have no problem finding a house with room to grow plants, and investors could easily convert a simple rambler into a dream house. For peace and quiet, safety, and a quick commute, Cornwall Park is the place to be.