8.8 out of 10


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Great for
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  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
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Who lives here?
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  • Singles
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 18, 2018

"great mixed neighborhood"

I have owned my home in Sunnyland for 29 years now. Its a great walkable bikeable neighborhood very central in Bellingham. I like to bike almost anywhere in Bellingham I love the access to the railroad hike and bike trail leading up Alabama Hill to Lake Whatcom and Whatcom Falls park!
  • central
  • walkable
  • charming
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

"Shopping and schools make this is convenient area to live"

The Sunnyland neighborhood is a diverse mix of residential and commercial developments. The southern end of the neighborhood is home to several local businesses and restaurants lining busy James Street, from hardware and tire stores to an open-air market. Shopping is easy, with downtown to the south, Sunset Square to the north and a host of businesses along James Street.

Moving north, businesses and warehouses give way to quaint houses on the typical small lots found in the center of Bellingham. The homes vary between rentals and permanent residences, and the condition of the old homes also varies. Lots and homes become larger toward the northwestern side of the neighborhood.

Popular shopping areas include:

Groceries are available at Red Apple Market at James and Alabama streets. A bit farther away is Haggen supermarket, to the northwest on Meridian Street.

A short drive to the southeast is Fred Meyer Shopping Center. Across Lincoln Street from Freddy's is Lakeway Center, containing Ennen Foods, another supermarket.

Sunset Square, which features a K-Mart Discount Store, Rite Aid pharmacy, multiplex theater and several other stores, lies to the west across Interstate 5.

Schools in the area include:

Sunnyland Elementary School
Parkview Elementary School
Lowell Elementary School
Whatcom Middle School
Kulshan Middle School
Bellingham High School
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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