Columbia, Bellingham, WA

Columbia Neighborhood Guide Bellingham, WA


The Columbia neighborhood in Bellingham, Washington is a family-friendly community known for its quiet tree-lined streets, charming historic homes, and its proximity to downtown. The area is bordered by West Orchard Drive, Eldridge Avenue, and Marine Drive, providing easy access to nearby amenities. The iconic Elizabeth Park, renowned for its summer concert series, and Lorraine Ellis Park are popular spots for locals. Columbia Elementary School is also within the neighborhood bounds, further enhancing its appeal to families.

What You Will Love about Columbia, Bellingham, Washington

  • The strong sense of community and the convenience of having shops, restaurants and parks all within walking distance.
  • The charm and character of the neighborhood's historic homes and tree-lined streets.
  • The convenience of being near to downtown Bellingham, but still maintaining a peaceful residential feel.

What's Nearby

Columbia is located just a short distance from downtown Bellingham, giving residents easy access to a variety of restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. The neighborhood is also just minutes away from the Interurban Trail and beautiful Bellingham Bay, both of which provide excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation.


Life in Columbia, Bellingham is all about enjoying a relaxed, friendly lifestyle while still having access to the best of city living. Residents enjoy strolling through the neighborhood's leafy parks, taking part in community events, and relishing the rich historic character of the area. Its strategic location also allows for an easy commute to downtown and beyond.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 144 restaurants, 19 grocery stores, and 19 parks within a mile of the Columbia neighborhood.

    Elm Street Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    2404 Elm St

    Goods Produce & Nursery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    2620 Northwest Ave

    The Salty Life Provisioning Company

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    0.4 miles

    2620 N Harbor Loop Dr


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.4 miles

    1205 Washington St

    Asia Oriental Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    2408 Meridian St

    Bellingham Cold Storage

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.5 miles

    2825 Roeder Ave

Columbia Apartments and Rentals

37 Rental properties in Columbia, Bellingham, WA.

  • Available for IMMEDIATE Move In - Luxurious Studios, 1 & 2 bedrooms property


    Available for IMMEDIATE Move In - Luxurious Studios, 1 & 2 bedrooms

    Studio • 1 Bath

    389–558 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • Dupont Station property


    Dupont Station

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    461–730 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Velo Apartments property


    Velo Apartments

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    679 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 1409 G St #A 1409 A property


    1409 G St #A 1409 A

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    850 Sqft

    Available 9/16

  • # 1306 Billy Frank Jr St # 1306 property


    # 1306 Billy Frank Jr St # 1306

    5 Beds • 3 Baths

    Available 8/14

  • # 1605 21st St # 1605 property


    # 1605 21st St # 1605

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1000 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Columbia Demographics

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Columbia Reviews

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  • Good Place To Raise A Family


    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Busy Streets


    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Area Has Litter


    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Near Downtown


    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Near Schools


    Say 5 of 6 renters

Columbia Transportation

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Somewhat Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

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Some Transit

1 other stop

WSDOT Ferries Lummi Island


311 Grand Ave


Columbia Schools

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