Bellingham attracts folks from all over the world. Coffee shops, brew pubs and bicycles cover the streets, berry farms dot the countryside and the horizon is filled out with forested islands and glaciated peaks. It’s difficult to dislike this place. Most people could spend a lifetime exploring up here and never satisfy all their curiosity.
Samish Neighborhood stands out as especially inviting. Located east of Interstate 5 at the southeastern edge of the city, abundant open space and wooded areas make the Samish Neighborhood a pleasant and relaxed place to live. The country-like atmosphere created by the natural beauty of the landscape complements the modest older homes and the newly developed areas on the eastern slopes. Our neighborhood is the largest neighborhood (area) in the city.
Lake Padden is a citywide attraction with a playground, picnic shelters, tennis courts, softball fields, non-motorized boating, kayak rentals, fishing, miles of hiking / biking trails, and an 18-hole public golf course. In the Samish Neighborhood, there are additional benefits associated with amenities of the Samish Crest Greenway corridor including scenic views, the wooded backdrop for the area, plant and animal life, the relief from crowding, and the recreational opportunities afforded by the varied landscape.