Bellingham sits on the water, just 90 miles north of Seattle and 21 miles south from the Canadian border. With both sea and mountain views that include the San Juan Islands and North Cascades, the city offers an abundance of year-round recreation activities for the outdoor lover. Education is key to the community, with three colleges, including Western Washington University. Add a thriving arts and entertainment scene and a growing list of microbreweries, and it's easy to see why this city is repeatedly named Top 100 Best Places to Live
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