Welcome to the neighborhood where major improvements have been made to lower the crime rate and clean up the parks. A Boys and Girls Club, and plans to build a community center are all part of the plan to make this great neighborhood even better.
Alabama Street cuts this neighborhood in half with mostly residential homes and duplexes. Many college students rent here as well as more permanent residents further up Alabama Hill. More people are moving to this area to stay rather than rent in the recent past. Many existing homes are renovated and the neighborhood becomes more attractive with each one.
Roosevelt Park is a recently renovated park and has a playground, large fields, basketball courts, and public bathrooms. Pacific Trails Park also lies within neighborhood boundaries, as well as Whatcom Falls Park. Whatcom Falls is a sprawling, shady city park with playgrounds, fishing ponds, trails, and courts.
The Railroad Trail, following the abandoned rail line that once served a lumber mill on the shores of Lake Whatcom, provides pleasant strolling and biking through marshy woodland to Bloedel-Donovan Park, another prime city park.
Right in the middle of Roosevelt there is a 7-Eleven, a gas station, a pharmacy, a Mexican restaurant, and other businesses. Only a couple of minutes away on Iowa Street, you can find many car dealerships and other commercial businesses. The grocery store Haggen can be found in Barkley Village just a couple blocks away.