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Old 10-10-2011, 01:19 AM
 
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is bellingham just peachy?it seems to get worse as it does everywhere
Rural living is the answer.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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I live in Paradise Valley. I don't do drugs,and having lived in Bellingham,and Yakima Wa., I disagree that crime is substantially higher here than in either of those Cities. Texas Street in Bellingham ,for example is a well known Drug "hot spot". Also, The Northwest Ave, area,near Albertsons has a bad reputation. There are good and bad people everywhere. If you decline to associate with the "bad people" around you they generally just leave you alone. Teach your kids to "say no" to drugs. Make them stay home where they belong,and you'll be fine here.Moderator cut: advertising There is a lake close by,Skiing at Mt.Baker,close by. It's like living in a park. Lots of trees, outdoors friendly. If you do drugs here , someone will turn you in, It's not the "druggy Haven " anymore. ( if it ever actually was) There's just a lot of people,with no knowledge of what they are talking about,saying stupid things about this area that in actuality aren't true. There is no more of a drug problem here,than In Bellingham, Seattle ,Yakima,or any other place in this State. The more "good people" who live here,the less "bad people" will like it,as in any other place."Birds of a feather flock together".

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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I live in Paradise Valley. I don't do drugs,and having lived in Bellingham,and Yakima Wa., I disagree that crime is substantially higher here than in either of those Cities. Texas Street in Bellingham ,for example is a well known Drug "hot spot". Also, The Northwest Ave, area,near Albertsons has a bad reputation. There are good and bad people everywhere. If you decline to associate with the "bad people" around you they generally just leave you alone. Teach your kids to "say no" to drugs. Make them stay home where they belong,and you'll be fine here. Moderator cut: advertising There is a lake close by,Skiing at Mt.Baker,close by. It's like living in a park. Lots of trees, outdoors friendly. If you do drugs here , someone will turn you in, It's not the "druggy Haven " anymore. ( if it ever actually was) There's just a lot of people,with no knowledge of what they are talking about,saying stupid things about this area that in actuality aren't true. There is no more of a drug problem here,than In Bellingham, Seattle ,Yakima,or any other place in this State. The more "good people" who live here,the less "bad people" will like it,as in any other place."Birds of a feather flock together".
How high or bad are the property tax assessments?

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:25 AM
 
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I live in Paradise Valley. I don't do drugs,and having lived in Bellingham,and Yakima Wa., I disagree that crime is substantially higher here than in either of those Cities. Texas Street in Bellingham ,for example is a well known Drug "hot spot". Also, The Northwest Ave, area,near Albertsons has a bad reputation. There are good and bad people everywhere. If you decline to associate with the "bad people" around you they generally just leave you alone. Teach your kids to "say no" to drugs. Make them stay home where they belong,and you'll be fine here. Moderator cut: advertising There is a lake close by,Skiing at Mt.Baker,close by. It's like living in a park. Lots of trees, outdoors friendly. If you do drugs here , someone will turn you in, It's not the "druggy Haven " anymore. ( if it ever actually was) There's just a lot of people,with no knowledge of what they are talking about,saying stupid things about this area that in actuality aren't true. There is no more of a drug problem here,than In Bellingham, Seattle ,Yakima,or any other place in this State. The more "good people" who live here,the less "bad people" will like it,as in any other place."Birds of a feather flock together".
Looking to purchase a future retirement house in Bellingham. Any recommendations on a particular neighborhood I should check out?

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Old 01-26-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Looking to purchase a future retirement house in Bellingham. Any recommendations on a particular neighborhood I should check out?
I have heard Maple Springs is very affordable.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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I have heard Maple Springs is very affordable.
Maple springs? Never heard of it. Maple Falls perhaps? There are reasons it is affordable. One, it's in the sticks big time. Two, there is a crime problem.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Maple springs? Never heard of it. Maple Falls perhaps? There are reasons it is affordable. One, it's in the sticks big time. Two, there is a crime problem.
Yes Maple Falls that's what I heard. It's a bad area? Equivalent to what? I thought it was rural out there.
Is Custer still better but costs alot more?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Are Geneva and Silver Lake the nicest areas? Never been to these locations but I read an article about them being nice but it's always nice to get residence's perspective too. Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Yes Maple Falls that's what I heard. It's a bad area? Equivalent to what? I thought it was rural out there.
Is Custer still better but costs alot more?
First of all, Maple Falls is 30 miles from Bham. Custer...less than 10. and in the winter that MF drive can get nasty.

There is a strong contingent of Russian Mafia near MF.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Are Geneva and Silver Lake the nicest areas? Never been to these locations but I read an article about them being nice but it's always nice to get residence's perspective too. Thanks.
Nicest? No. Decent? Yes. Now mind you both are adjacent to Lake Whatcom, so there are spectacular lakefront homes and view homes in both areas.

Nicest is always an opinion mind you. But generally speaking the south side of town is the nicest IMO. South Hill, Fairhaven, Edgemoor, Chuckanut are a few neighborhoods with very expensive homes and the best schools.
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