Best Places to Live

Bellingham, WA

Population: 82,944
LIV
SCORE
593
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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.

Bellingham, WA Ranking Data

Civic
49
Demographics
23
Economy
51
Education
74
Health
72
Housing
65
Infrastructure
67