Delivers the convenience and walkability of a vibrant small town

Welcome to Fairhaven

Historic, charming, and walkable neighborhood in Bellingham
Overflowing with rustic, small-town charm, Fairhaven is a highly-desirable neighborhood in the City of Bellingham. Located on the far south side of town, the community sits along Bellingham Bay. Featuring a boat launch, bustling downtown area, and peaceful neighborhoods, it is easy to see why so many people relocate to this part of the city.
Residential communities in Fairhaven offer the perfect balance of privacy and convenience. Neighborhoods feel as though they are miles from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With scenic views of the horizon, locals enjoy a semi-rural ambiance. However, minutes from home, Downtown Fairhaven delivers the convenience and walkability of a vibrant small town. 

What to Love

  • Serene small-town vibe
  • Waterfront locale
  • Highly walkable
  • Downtown Fairhaven

Local Lifestyle

Individuals seeking the best of suburban, rural, and city life will find that Fairhaven is particularly suitable for their needs. Combining undisturbed residential areas, nearby shopping, and dining, and gorgeous spots for outdoor recreation (including the waterfront), this part of Bellingham can easily be considered all-encompassing. Spend your days at breathtaking Marine Park, strolling through Downtown Fairhaven, or taking the trails that lead through Fairhaven Park. No matter the time of year, life here is always idyllic.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Brimming with historic, small-town charm, Downtown Fairhaven is a favorite place for both shopping and dining.
Spanning from 10th Street to 13th Street, Downtown Fairhaven is the place to go when searching for your new favorite bar, cafe, or restaurant. Upon moving to the area, be sure to sample the menu items at popular spots such as Acme Valley Ice Cream Cafe, Shirlee Bird Cafe, Zane Burger, Jalapeños, Mambo Italiano Cafe, Mount Bakery Cafe (a favorite spot for brunch), Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, The Filling Station, Övn Wood Fired Pizza, and Maikham Restaurant.
Visitors of Downtown Fairhaven will also encounter a number of locally-owned shops. Make it a priority to peruse the latest arrivals at stores such as Village Books and Paper Dreams, Good Earth Pottery, Rare Earth Gallery Gems and Minerals, Current & Furbish, Southside Trends, and 12th Street Shoes.

Things to Do

On top of exploring Downtown Fairhaven, there’s a fantastic collection of activities in and around the neighborhood.
Those wanting to spend time at the waterfront should plan a morning or afternoon at Marine Park. Featuring a pebble beach and kayak launch, this is a wonderful place to go when looking to unwind. A short drive away, fitness and tennis enthusiasts should consider joining the Bellingham Training & Tennis Club.
One of the community’s top places to visit is Fairhaven Park. Sprawling and lovely, this park offers hiking trails, public restrooms, picnicking and play areas, and much more.

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