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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 6/21/2024

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Local Reviews

The fact that I know all of my neighbors and I feel safe living there . And that there is a park nearby.

Grocery store pretty close. Not too far from a very country like area Friendly people. Not far from beauty salons, some stores and restaurants. Pretty easy bus access. Gas station not too far away.

My favorite local place is mod pizza. because I can walk there from my house. Something unique about my neighborhood is we all have a dogs. I like to go to the park that's just up the street.

I like that i can walk to the winco or to the la gloria near my home. I can also walk to the bus station. Even though the mall is kind of far i can still walk their.

It is a new building with 24/7 well-lit. It's also easy to go to grocery stores (takes about 4-5 minutes) and near restaurant at downtown (takes about 15-20 minutes). I like going to walk on some trail near my apartment.

Demographics

Education

High School

35%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

30%

4 people

5%

5 people

6%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

48%

50-100k

38%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

9%

20-45

47%

45-65

14%

65+

18%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/21/2024

*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 Meridian, 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 Meridian, 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 6/21/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

3.3%

Compared to National Average

16.6%

The cost of living in Meridian, Bellingham, WA is 3.3% lower than the state average and 16.6% higher than the national average. Meridian, 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 Meridian, 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 Meridian, 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+6%
Arlington$1,622--
Bellingham$1,347+28%
Mount Vernon$1,150--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Port Townsend$2,000--
Burlington$1,872-3%
Arlington$1,700+20%
Bellingham$1,594--
Ferndale$1,500--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Port Townsend$2,095+5%
Arlington$1,950-8%
Bellingham$1,895+25%
Camano Island$1,895--
Everson$1,870--
Burlington$1,850--
Mount Vernon$1,795-5%
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 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--
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%
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

55%

15-30 Mins

23%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

8%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5757

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 5151

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Percentage: 3838

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Meridian Bellingham is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 97% more shops than average
  3. 88% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 7% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. 40% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 73% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 73% more restaurants than average
  3. 34% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Meridian Bellingham.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 81% more coffee shops than average
  3. 67% 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. Meridian 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 Meridian 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

Meridian 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

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

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Meridian 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 Meridian Bellingham's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 58% more medical facilities than average
  3. 18% 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. 93% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Bellingham, WA 2 miles$1,594$1,895
Ferndale, WA 6.3 miles$1,500$1,550
Anacortes, WA 19.9 miles------
Mount Vernon, WA 26.3 miles---$1,795
Lynden, WA 11.1 miles---$1,650
Sedro Woolley, WA 22.7 miles------
Blaine, WA 18.5 miles---$1,350
Burlington, WA 22.8 miles$1,872$1,850
Everson, WA 11.2 miles---$1,870
Birch Bay, WA 14.8 miles------

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Guide Meridian 1.1 miles$1,945$1,685
Birchwoods 1.3 miles$1,195---
Mount Baker 1.9 miles---$1,795