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Average Rent in Bellingham, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Bellingham Studio - $1,347+28%
Bellingham 1 Bed - $1,594-
Bellingham 2 Beds - $1,895+25%
Last updated 6/12/2024

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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

25%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

27%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

50%

3 people

24%

4 people

15%

5 people

6%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

46%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

6%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

12%

20-45

45%

45-65

19%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/12/2024

*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 Bellingham, WA

In Bellingham, WA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,347 to $1,895. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Bellingham, WA is $1,347. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,594. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,895.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+28%

Changed from $1,052 to $1,347
1 Bed

-

Changed from $1,594 to $1,594
2 Beds

+25%

Changed from $1,516 to $1,895
Last updated 6/12/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
3%
23%
35%
39%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Burlington$1,700+6%
Arlington$1,622--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Port Townsend$2,000--
Burlington$1,872-3%
Arlington$1,700+20%
Ferndale$1,500--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Port Townsend$2,095+5%
Langley$2,000--
Arlington$1,950-8%
Camano Island$1,895--
Everson$1,870--
Burlington$1,850--
Mount Vernon$1,795-5%
Lynden$1,650--
Ferndale$1,550--

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 Birchwoods and Roosevelt, where the rents are $1,195 and $1,400, a favorable comparison to Bellingham's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,594.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Bellingham, WA?

In Bellingham, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Fairhaven, Downtown, and Lettered Streets. A 1-bedroom apartment in Fairhaven averages at $2,047, in Downtown it averages $1,975, and in Lettered Streets, the average is $1,975. For additional high-end living options, Guide Meridian offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,945, and Silver Beach at $1,594. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,594 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 Roosevelt, Birchwoods, and Downtown. In Roosevelt, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,400. Birchwoods sees average rents of $1,195 for a 1-bedroom unit. Downtown offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,975. For those seeking other popular areas, Lettered Streets presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,975, and York at $1,500. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,594 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bellingham, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fairhaven$1,595--
Happy Valley$1,511--
Sehome$1,425--
Mount Baker$1,395--
Guide Meridian$1,350--
Downtown$1,250--
Lettered Streets$1,250--
Meridian$1,075--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Fairhaven$2,047--
Downtown$1,975--
Lettered Streets$1,975--
Guide Meridian$1,945--
Silver Beach$1,594--
York$1,500--
Roosevelt$1,400--
Birchwoods$1,195--
South Hill$950--
Happy Valley$735--
Sehome$725--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
South Hill$1,940--
Happy Valley$1,937+27%
Meridian$1,900-12%
Downtown$1,895--
Lettered Streets$1,895--
Sehome$1,850--
Mount Baker$1,795--
York$1,775--
Cornwall Park$1,750--
Guide Meridian$1,685--
Roosevelt$1,600--
Puget$1,600--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

47%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5757

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 8 of 15 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Percentage: 6161

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Percentage: 3737

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 10 of 15 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 18% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 79% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 14% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Bellingham doesn't deserve many treats.

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

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 96% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Bellingham.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 11% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 22% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Bellingham.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 41% fewer parks than 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. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 13% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 29% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 14 of 15 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 13 of 15 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 13 of 15 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 15 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 11 of 15 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 9 of 15 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 8 of 15 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 8 of 15 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 9 of 15 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Bellingham

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