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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 that it is pretty quiet at night. There are no major party houses among the college students on our street. I also like that because we are on the second floor we can see over the houses in front of us.

The people here are friendly. There are lots of opportunity for exercise. We have great weather compared to other areas near by. The local shopping is very personal.

I like the neighbors that I know and I'm grateful I trust them. I like that the children are safe to play outside without constant supervision.

I do like the views plus I can walk to a store or downtown and it does not take me that long. I do like some of the neighbors.

Demographics

Education

High School

22%

Associate's

39%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

23%

4 people

16%

5 people

8%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

56%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

8%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

13%

20-45

49%

45-65

18%

65+

12%

Rent Trends

Average rent in Puget, 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 Puget, 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 Puget, Bellingham, WA is 3.3% lower than the state average and 16.6% higher than the national average. Puget, 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 Puget, 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 Puget, 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%
Marysville$1,650+43%
Bellingham$1,600-44%
Ferndale$1,500--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Port Townsend$2,095+5%
Arlington$1,950+8%
Marysville$1,875+37%
Everson$1,870--
Bellingham$1,850-60%
Burlington$1,850--
Mount Vernon$1,795-5%
Ferndale$1,650--
Lynden$1,650--

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 Birchwoods, Downtown, and Roosevelt. In Birchwoods, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,500. Downtown 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, Lettered Streets presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,600, and York at $1,500. 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
Downtown$1,600--
Lettered Streets$1,600--
Silver Beach$1,594--
York$1,500--
Birchwoods$1,500--
Roosevelt$1,450--
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--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

47%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5959

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Percentage: 5959

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Percentage: 3838

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Puget Bellingham gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 73% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Puget Bellingham.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 83% more gyms than average
  3. 80% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 42% more restaurants than average
  3. 25% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Puget Bellingham.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 81% more coffee shops than average
  3. 70% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 31% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 20% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Puget 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

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

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 20% more daycares than average
  3. 80% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Puget Bellingham.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 67% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Puget Bellingham could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

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

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Puget 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

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Puget Bellingham is light on amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 67% more amusement parks than 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 Puget Bellingham's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% more medical facilities than average
  3. 30% 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. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Puget Bellingham

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Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 1.2 miles$1,600$1,895
Sehome 1 miles$725$1,850
Happy Valley 2 miles$735$1,850
York 0.6 miles$1,500$1,775
Roosevelt 1.3 miles$1,450$1,600
Lettered Streets 1.5 miles$1,600$1,895
Alabama Hill 1.7 miles------