Downtown Bellingham is home to 2,400 residents and about 7,500 employees.
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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 49
Demographics 23
Economy 51
Education 74
Health 72
Housing 65
Infrastructure 67

#72. Bellingham, WA

With three colleges in addition to Western Washington University, education is a driving force in Bellingham. Residents enjoy a community with a vibrant arts and entertainment scene and top-notch health care. There are many things to do in Bellingham throughout the year. The beautiful San Juan Islands and North Cascades lure many people outdoors for recreational opportunities. It’s easy to see why Bellingham is Top 100 Best Place to Live.

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