The Mount Baker neighborhood has everything a person could need. Located in the northeastern part of Bellingham, homes are well-built, the commercial areas are attractive, and there is plenty of space to get outside and enjoy nature. Visitors from around the country have discovered this neighborhood and promptly moved here, making it one of the fastest growing areas in the city.
Barkley Village is the main stop for many Mount Baker residents – they can buy groceries, deposit their paycheck, grab their morning coffee, chat with their stockbroker, and even go home to a modern, comfortable home in Barkley Village. The area, labeled as a “priority urban village” by the City of Bellingham, contains offices, retailers, medical facilities, condominiums, and town homes. Unlike most “urban villages,” the architecture in Barkley Village was carefully planned, thus making it a positive atmosphere for working, shopping, and living.
Sunset Drive is also a convenient source for Bellingham residents. Lowe’s, K-Mart, and the Slo Pitch Pub are just a few of the dozens of shopping and entertainment spots in the Mount Baker neighborhood.
Those who want to spend time away from the commercial areas can take advantage of the Mount Baker neighborhood’s splendid parks. Northridge Park provides acres of green space in the eastern portion of the neighborhood, and a half-mile trail connecting Tanglewood to Woodside Way was connected in 2005. Across the Mount Baker neighborhood at Sunset Pond, visitors can fish, picnic, or simply absorb the natural beauty of Bellingham. Soon, the “Bay to Baker” trail system will pass through the neighborhood along Squalicum Creek.
Avid skiers and snowboarders would be wise to live in the Mount Baker neighborhood. As the name suggests, the area offers Bellingham’s most convenient route to Mount Baker. After passing through the commercial areas, Sunset Drive turns into the Mount Baker Highway, and it is a straight (OK, a little curvy) shot to Mount Baker from there.
Adolescents in the Mount Baker neighborhood attend Squalicum High School, the third and newest high school in the Bellingham School District. Opened in 1998, the school is successfully pushing its students to take more classes, complete a culminating project, and pass the state required WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) before graduating. The new building helps them achieve this goal through the most modern facilities in the district.
Buyers can find single-family and multi-family homes of every kind in the Mount Baker neighborhood. East, west, north, and south — each area has streets lined with large homes, manicured lawns, apartment complexes, duplexes, triplexes, and more.