Award-winning Bellingham, Washington has long been recognized as a great place to live — from Outdoor Magazine’s “Top 10 Dream Towns” to CNN/Money.com’s “27th Best Place to Live,” many have recognized what people who live in Bellingham have known for a long time: this community is definitely something special.
What you may not know is that retiring in Bellingham is also becoming nationally known! AARP Magazine has listed Bellingham in it’s Best-Of retirement rankings several times, with Bellingham coming in 2nd on its list of “10 Best Dream Towns” for boomers looking to retire. Bellingham also came in on the list of “15 Best Places to Reinvent Your Life.”
And for you golfers out there — Bellingham also came in 7th in the US for golf, according to Golf Digest.
Why all the recognition? For starters, Whatcom County is home to diverse natural beauty, from Bellingham Bay, to rolling dairy farmland, to Mount Baker . . . and all those evergreen trees in between. This close proximity to nature means that Northwest active adults and seniors can get out and enjoy the great outdoors with ease.
But Bellingham also offers the convenience of a medium-size city. You’re never far from modern conveniences, and if you really desire big-city fun, you’re located halfway between Vancouver BC and Seattle. From live music to museums to visual arts and the theater, Bellingham also offers a wide array of cultural delights!