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Retire To Bellingham, WA
City Report

Bellingham, Washington is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington


Bellingham Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Bellingham Metro Area blank blank 201,140
Bellingham 52,179 67,171 80,885



Bellingham
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$306,8242.1%
Jul $333,320 . .
Jun $310,444 . .
May $318,329 . .
Apr $299,689 . .
Mar $263,222 . .
Feb $312,422 . .
Jan $281,257 . .
2013 .$300,3674.0%
2012 .$288,864-1.2%
2011 .$292,337-4.8%
2010 . $306,940 -0.4%
2009 . $308,138 -2.9%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Bellingham GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $306,824 $354,000
Nearest Big City Seattle na
Home Sales Price in Seattle $357,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 69% of Seattle home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Bellingham GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $306,824 $354,000
Monthly Rent $1,372 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 15.0 times the annual rent 17.0



Bellingham
Cost of Living (2014)
109% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Bellingham Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.9% -- 4* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 110 days 9* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Bellingham Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 144
2012 106
2011 78
2010 59
2009 46



Bellingham Interactive Maps


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