Walk Score Logo
Go
Locate me

Living in Bellingham

Bellingham has an average Walk Score of 49 with 80,885 residents.

Bellingham has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

The most walkable Bellingham neighborhoods are Central Business District, Lettered Streets and York.

Nearby Apartments

49 Walk Score of Bellingham, WA

Bellingham is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

Walk Score Map

25
100
Photo of Mallard Ice Cream in Bellingham

Mallard Ice Cream

Photo of Boulevard Park in Bellingham

Boulevard Park

Most errands require a car in Bellingham.

Bellingham Apartments for Rent

Bellingham Neighborhoods

Rank

#

Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Central Business District 89 55 82 1,003
2 Lettered Streets 86 50 94 2,900
3 York 84 53 72 2,127
4 Sunnyland 81 44 80 2,854
5 Fairhaven 80 36 73 1,054
6 Sehome 74 51 65 3,918
7 Columbia 66 36 87 3,917
8 Cornwall Park 66 39 90 3,066
9 Roosevelt 61 34 62 6,053
10 Meridian 57 41 55 1,577
11 South Hill 52 42 59 3,373
12 WWU 51 43 57 3,421
13 Happy Valley 48 39 54 6,573
14 Puget 47 41 45 5,008
15 Mount Baker 41 30 51 5,483
16 Birchwoods 41 34 67 5,367
17 Guide Meridian 39 35 60 5,776
18 Alabama Hill 30 29 33 2,576
19 Samish Hill 23 32 30 3,556
20 South Bellingham 22 25 36 1,567
21 Edgemoor 21 26 31 2,004
22 Silver Beach 18 23 30 3,722
23 Whatcom Falls 14 29 28 2,238

Eating & Drinking

There are about 367 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Bellingham.

People in Bellingham can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Woods Coffee in Bellingham

Woods Coffee

Photo of Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

Restaurant Choices Map

= More Choices

thumbnail for Dirty Dan Harris StatueSit and chat or watch an outdoor movie with Fairhaven's own Dirty Dan at the Fairhaven Village Green.

Ali Whitney
on Dirty Dan Harris Statue

37 Transit Score of Bellingham, WA

Bellingham has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Bellingham apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Bellingham has some public transportation and about 29 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Bellingham on public transit.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Bellingham? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Photo of Boulevard Park in Bellingham

Boulevard Park

Photo of Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham

Fairhaven Village Green

Photo of Woods Coffee in Bellingham

Woods Coffee

58 Bike Score of Bellingham, WA

Bellingham is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

25
100
Bike
Score

     o__
    _.>/ _
___(_)_\(_)___
          
Bike
Lanes

________________
 __  __  __  __
________________
          
Hills
          _
         / \
   _   _/   \
__/ \_/      \__
          
Bike
Commuters
              _
             |_|
/\           |_|
[]...........|_|
          

Photo of Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham

Fairhaven Village Green

Photo of Lake Padden in Bellingham

Lake Padden

Photo of Bellingham Bay Sunset in Bellingham

Bellingham Bay Sunset

Photo of Sehome Hill in Bellingham

Sehome Hill

Photo of AB Crepes in Bellingham

AB Crepes

Photo of Mallard Ice Cream in Bellingham

Mallard Ice Cream

Photo of Man Pies in Bellingham

Man Pies

Photo of Bellingham Farmers Market in Bellingham

Bellingham Farmers Market

Photo of Rumors Cabaret in Bellingham

Rumors Cabaret

Photo of La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza in Bellingham

La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza

Bellingham is Talking About...

play wwu coffee cut school college sitting read god drink washington beer final boundary bay brewery job sleep dinner party class store

Bellingham is all about:

Tweet @WalkScore
Photo of Woods Coffee in Bellingham

Woods Coffee

Photo of The Daisy Cafe in Bellingham

The Daisy Cafe

Photo of Everyday Music in Bellingham

Everyday Music

Photo of Cool Beans in Bellingham

Cool Beans

Walk Score Professional

Real Estate

Walk Score Neighborhood Map

Add Walk Score, Bike Score, and Transit Score to your rental and for sale properties with the Walk Score Widget.

Software Developers

Walk Score APIs

Build apps with Walk Score, public transit data, and commute and travel times via Walk Score APIs.

Data and Analysis

Walk Score Data and Research

Use Walk Score data for real estate, public health, finance, and urban planning research and analysis.