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Old 02-21-2009, 06:49 PM
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Bellingham definitely gets cold in the winter, but I would still say it's pretty mild and it usually only snows a couple times a year. Only in the past couple of years has there been significant snowstorms, and they pretty much affected the entire region. Bellingham actually gets a bit windy sometimes but all in all the climate isn't the worse thing about this town.

It's a college town, and has a pretty liberal core population, though it's diverse in the fact that you really do have a large number of residents who've moved here vs a large number of residents who've live in and around Bellingham for generations. It is definitely the liberal haven of this part of Washington, the neighboring towns of Ferndale, Lynden and the like are far more conservative and religious. I've been here for a few years as a student, and the people in general seem pretty nice. My biggest problem with Bellingham is it's maybe a little too "laid back" and can be boring in my opinion. They call it the city of subdued excitement, whatever that means. It's definitely a mix of small town and growing city.

Crime is getting worse, as a result of the meth-heads that are popping up all over the Northwest. But overall, it's a very safe city. For a town of its size, Bellingham has a huge homeless population, and conversations I've had with some of thes people is that they like Bellingham because the residents are nice to them and there's plenty of services available for them. It's good that Bellingham is respectful of homeless people and all, but I think they might be treated too well if you know what I mean. The police are pretty good overall, they do their jobs.

Nurses are definitely in demand all over, but Bellingham is rapidly growing and I'm positive that there is very high demand for nurses and you would have no problem landing a good job at the local hospitals/medical facilities.

Bellingham isn't my kind of town - I prefer something a little more fast paced and cosmopolitan. Bellingham is a charming city and extremely beautiful and most of the people here love it. Definitely take a trip out here to check it out.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:01 AM
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city of subdued excitement?thats a shop by the museum i think also

they dont want us having too much fun maybe?

it was always so quiet in bellingham in 79 up till 95 i guess and it still is i suppose

some may like it

at times it reminds me of the tenant movie by roman polanski -well maybe not that bad
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