This weeks neighborhood spotlight is all about the Meridian neighborhood. The Meridian neighborhood is located off of exit 256 on I-5 and reaches to the northern city limits. It is nestled in between the King Mountain and Cordata neighborhoods, and includes one of the largest commercial areas in the city. With the Bellis Fair Mall and other large commercial buildings (Costco, Walmart to name a few), the neighborhood has all your grocery and shopping needs covered.
Meridian Fits all Families
The neighborhood has both single family homes as well as apartments buildings. It is less than two miles away from the Bellingham International Airport. The main road, Meridian Street, get incredibly busy around five o’clock, so avoid those roads if possible.
Jump into Activities
Activities are in no short supply when living in the Meridian neighborhood. In addition the the Bellis Fair Mall, there are numerous small local shops on Meridian Street that fulfill all of your shopping needs. If you’re looking for some unique, physical fun, you might want to try Trampoline Zone. Located in a warehouse north of the Bellis Fair mall, Trampoline Zone is a trampoline gym that has giant wall-to-wall trampolines with foam pits, dodgeball and even a challenging obstacle course. You pay a small hourly fee, and you spend the next couple hours bouncing away! If exciting family fun is what you’re after, Trampoline zone just might be the perfect place for you. Check out Trampoline Zone’s house and rates here.
Depending on how far north you live, students in the Meridian neighborhood could attend a few different schools. Elementary schoolers attend one of three schools, Birchwood, Parkview or Cordata Elementary. The list narrows to two once reaching middle school, with students attending either Shuksan or Whatcom Middle School. The high school choices are split by I-5, with students living north of I-5 attending Squalicum High School and students on the south attending Bellingham High School.
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