Remember a time when kids actually played outdoors? Football in the streets, hide and seek…. What a refreshing pleasure to hear their laughter and playful screams. When you hoped the bags of Halloween candy you bought would be enough.
When you took an evening stroll to the local park to hear the summer music series? Families bike riding together……Welcome to the Columbia district of Bellingham.
A community oriented neighborhood comprised of Victorian Classics ( homes built in late 1800′s to early 1900′s), remodels, and bungalows with average home prices in the upper $200, 00′s to mid-$300,000 price range. Many of the homes in this neighborhood were built for the coal miners who came to to work the coal mines near Squalicum Creek. The neighborhood also shares its location with the beautiful grand old ladies of Eldridge and theEldridge Historic District. The homes on this street/stretch, Eldridge, were built in the late 1800′s to early 1900′s ( 1885-1910) and were built high above the bluff overlooking Bellingham’s Harbor, Marina and Bay. The architecture of these homes range from Victorians to Tudors to Craftsman. Pride of ownership and individuality shows here with well maintained homes and close attention to gardening and landscaping. For this reason, home-values in this neighborhood are stable due to so many wanting to live here, raise their families here, and their children able to attend Columbia Elementary.
Within walking distance to Little Squalicum Park and Beach and downtown Bellingham, Columbia is also a mobile neighborhood allowing many to bike or walk to work and walk to school. A gardener’s paradise, with good size lots (on average 5000 sq.ft), to plant food and flower gardens. Where you’ll see cornstalks on the side of the road, sugar snap peas ” take a pea but please don’t leave one”! Also, Home of the Annual Columbia Garden Tour showcasing some of the finest gardens in Bellingham.
Also within walking distance is Elizabeth Park, one of the oldest parks in Bellingham with walking pathways, squirrels galore, tennis courts and a Gazebo where summer concerts can be heard or plays enacted. Newer to the Columbia area is Squalicum Creek Park with it’s new baseball diamond and plenty of bike paths and walking trails.
It is quite obvious why so many want to reside in this fabulous community, with all it has to offer; Sense of community, location, educational systems and look at all the activities to be had……
Welcome home to the Columbia neighborhood..
For more information on the Columbia community or other Bellingham neighborhoods contact me, Roberta, direct at 360-303-3898 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to introduce you to this wonderful area…