Bellingham, Washington Houses for Sale

Located in the northwestern part of the state of Washington and the seat of Whatcom County, Bellingham is located at the south of the Canadian border and sits along Bellingham Bay. The area was settled in 1852 when a sawmill was built at the lower part of the Whatcom Falls. The operations for coal-mining started in 1854 that the bay became a “staging area” temporarily for the ill-fated Fraser River gold rush. Four communities merged that were known as the Bellingham Bay Settlements, Whatcom, New Whatcom, Sehome, and Fairhaven, to form the present city of Bellingham. With the establishment of the railroad connections and improved harbor facilities, Bellingham’s fish canneries, timber-pulp operations, and pleasure-boat building industries were developed.

Bellingham, WA Prices for Houses for Sale

940,459 +5%
723,150 +13%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Bellingham Homes for Purchase

169 +68%
220 -1%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

20 -21%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 118  
Police Civilians 62  
Total Arrests 1,528 (2020)
Total Incidents 6,624 (2020)
CrimeScore 45.80  
National Rank 4057th  
Statewide Rank 135th  

Local Statistics

Population 93,955 (0.02%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,831 (-3.96%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 18
Assault Offenses 718
Bribery 1
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 620
Counterfeiting/Forgery 137
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 1,448
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 150
Extortion/Blackmail 14
Fraud Offenses 534
Kidnapping/Abduction 16
Larceny/Theft Offenses 3,623
Motor Vehicle Theft 382
Pornography/Obscene Material 13
Prostitution Offenses 1
Robbery 80
Sex Offenses 42
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 1
Stolen Property Offenses 148
Weapon Law Violations 69

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