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Average Rent in Bellingham, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Bellingham Studio - $1,412+1%
Bellingham 1 Bed - $1,600-44%
Bellingham 2 Beds - $1,850-60%

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Local Reviews

I like having privacy and being away from the main city. My husband also does not get racially profiled here like he does in the nearest college town.

public transportation is nearby.the college is close.and there are plenty of businesses in walking distance

It's next to a university, which is good to play soccer and stuff. It's next to a grocery store and a plaza of stores

I like that there are several different things in walking distance. Like the schools, parks and several different restaurants as well.

I like my neighborhood because it is historical; it is former air force officer housing. The street is quiet and surrounded by a state park with an activity center and playground steps away. It is a 10 minute walk to public beaches and several restaurants are within a 30 min walk. I love being surrounded by nature, birdsong & quiet!

I love the nature, interurban trails, local restaurants, easy cheap bus systems, good beer, access to legal cannabis

Demographics

Education

High School

37%

Associate's

35%

Bachelor's

19%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

53%

3 people

28%

4 people

11%

5 people

3%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

48%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

8%

20-45

46%

45-65

22%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Birchwoods, Bellingham, WA

In Bellingham, WA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,412 to $1,850. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Birchwoods, Bellingham, WA is $1,412. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,600. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,850.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+1%

Changed from $1,398 to $1,412
1 Bed

-44%

Changed from $2,857 to $1,600
2 Beds

-60%

Changed from $4,625 to $1,850

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

3.3%

Compared to National Average

16.6%

The cost of living in Birchwoods, Bellingham, WA is 3.3% lower than the state average and 16.6% higher than the national average. Birchwoods, Bellingham, WA housing is 43.1% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 7.6% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 8.9% more in Birchwoods, Bellingham, WA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 16.4% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Birchwoods, Bellingham, WACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
4.4%
43.1%
Utilities
4.9%
7.6%
Food
2.5%
8.9%
Transportation
0.2%
22.3%
Healthcare
4.4%
16.4%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Burlington$1,700--
Arlington$1,622--
Bellingham$1,412+1%
Mount Vernon$1,150--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Port Townsend$2,000--
Burlington$1,9450%
Arlington$1,825+21%
Bellingham$1,600-44%
Ferndale$1,500--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Port Townsend$2,095+5%
Arlington$1,950+8%
Everson$1,870--
Bellingham$1,850-60%
Burlington$1,850--
Mount Vernon$1,795-5%
Ferndale$1,650--
Lynden$1,650--
Blaine$1,350--

Compare Neighborhoods

Sehome

$725

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Happy Valley

$735

1 Bed Avg. Rent

South Hill

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Bellingham, WA?

For renters in Bellingham seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Sehome, Happy Valley, and South Hill, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $725, $735, and $950 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Roosevelt and York, where the rents are $1,450 and $1,500, a favorable comparison to Bellingham's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,600.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Bellingham, WA?

In Bellingham, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Fairhaven, Guide Meridian, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in Fairhaven averages at $2,122, in Guide Meridian it averages $1,945, and in Downtown, the average is $1,600. For additional high-end living options, Lettered Streets offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,600, and Silver Beach at $1,594. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,600 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bellingham, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Bellingham, WA?

In Bellingham, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Downtown, Lettered Streets, and Roosevelt. In Downtown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,600. Lettered Streets sees average rents of $1,600 for a 1-bedroom unit. Roosevelt offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,450. For those seeking other popular areas, York presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,500, and Sehome at $725. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,600 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bellingham, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fairhaven$1,595-17%
Happy Valley$1,511--
Sehome$1,425--
Downtown$1,412--
Lettered Streets$1,412--
Guide Meridian$1,295--
Mount Baker$1,275--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Fairhaven$2,122-26%
Guide Meridian$1,945--
Downtown$1,600--
Lettered Streets$1,600--
Silver Beach$1,594--
York$1,500--
Roosevelt$1,450--
South Hill$950--
Happy Valley$735--
Sehome$725--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
South Hill$1,940--
Downtown$1,895-4%
Lettered Streets$1,895--
Sehome$1,850--
Happy Valley$1,850--
Cornwall Park$1,845--
Meridian$1,800-3%
Mount Baker$1,795--
York$1,775--
Guide Meridian$1,697--
Roosevelt$1,600--
Puget$1,600--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

49%

15-30 Mins

34%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4848

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Percentage: 7575

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 6 renters

Percentage: 3434

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Birchwoods Bellingham serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 16% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 10% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Birchwoods Bellingham.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. An average number of coffee shops
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Birchwoods Bellingham is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Birchwoods Bellingham.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Birchwoods Bellingham is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. An average number of daycares
  3. A standard number of daycares compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Birchwoods Bellingham.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Birchwoods Bellingham could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. 61% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Birchwoods Bellingham has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Birchwoods Bellingham's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 26% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 93% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. 13% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 6 of 6 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Birchwoods Bellingham

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Bellingham, WA 1.3 miles$1,600$1,850
Ferndale, WA 6.3 miles$1,500$1,650
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Blaine, WA 18.7 miles---$1,350
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Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 2 miles$1,600$1,895
Guide Meridian 1.9 miles$1,945$1,697
Lettered Streets 1.6 miles$1,600$1,895
Meridian 1.3 miles---$1,800
Cornwall Park 1.2 miles---$1,845