This weeks neighborhood spotlight is about the South neighborhood. Not to be confused with the South Hill neighborhood (which is next week), the neighborhood is located west of I-5 on the southern edge of the city limits. It is one of the least populated neighborhoods in Bellingham, with only 1,500 people, mostly due to the large amounts of undeveloped property. Many parts of the neighborhood are unable to be developed due to the physical restrictions of the area. This however, allows the South neighborhood to be filled with beautiful northwest scenery. The low density housing mixed with the lush scenery makes for a wonderful and secluded area that remains close to the heart of the city.
South Neighborhood Activities
What the South neighborhood lacks in indoor activities, it more than makes up for in outdoor activities. Some of the most popular areas include Arroyo Park and the Fairhaven Park & Rose Garden. Arroyo Park is a 67 acre park located on Chuckanut Creek in the Southern part of the neighborhood. The park includes scenic trails that run along the creek, perfect for walking or running, and perfect for pets if you have them! The Fairhaven Park & Rose Garden is a 17 acre city park that is one of the city’s original community parks. The area includes a playground, giant fields and walkways as well as a gorgeous rose garden.
South Neighborhood Schools
The school system for the South neighborhood is pristine, providing its residents with an excellent education. Elementary school aged kids attend either Happy Valley or Wade King Elementary, depending on location within the neighborhood. All students come together once reaching, middle school, with everyone attending Fairhaven Middle School. Sehome High School is the education provider for high school aged students.
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