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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2018, 06:55:07 PM »
Could be 1000X times worse like Seattle

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2018, 07:16:45 PM »
You are moving to a great area. Bellingham is a very nice small town. I would live in the south end, Fairhaven area if I were moving there. Lots of areas to hunt. You are a ferry ride away from Olympic Peninsula which offers lots of hunting options.

Very true. Olympic Peninsula is great, but don't forget the east! You don't have to drive long from town to be in the woods either. And if you are a fisherman, the north sound is an enviable place to have access to.

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2018, 08:24:35 PM »
I'm 51 years old, retired from the military back in 2006. Still hit the gym 4 to 5 times a week, so humping to the back country isn't a problem. Down here in Florida, I do a lot of fishing and spearfishing. I have a 24' Center Console that I'm going to try and sell before I move and upgrade to something a little bigger with a closed cabin. But I plan to fish as well up there. Also into hiking and camping. Pretty much into just about anything outdoors. Oh, one last thing, I'm semi retired. Do a little contract work here and there. So getting out during the week for the most part is not a problem.

Get a Canadian fishing license and you should be good to go on the fishing.  Mt. Baker back country can be good for deer and bear.  Elk is going to be a drive for you.  Probably looking at 4+ hour trip to get to any elk spots unless you draw locally or go through the Master Hunter program.
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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2018, 01:55:46 PM »
Sitting in Seattle right now, heading up to Bellingham probably on Sunday. Wife is catching an ear full from everyone she works with on where to live. She just needs to be able to drive to Bellevue about twice a month. She wants to check out a few areas now. Just want don't want to live in the Seattle traffic jam.

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2018, 02:10:55 PM »
Where is work located?

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2018, 02:16:34 PM »
My wife if taking over as the Managing Director of Sales for FedEx's Pacific North West Region. So she will cover Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Montana. Her office will be at our home because of her travel schedule. Since she will cover Bellevue and Seattle, she will have to drive there a couple times a month.

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2018, 02:17:52 PM »
So commute is less of an issue for her...

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2018, 02:35:29 PM »
And the Bellingham airport supports everywhere she has to fly to.

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2018, 02:42:40 PM »
That would put you some where inntye north end of Bellingham. I personally like parts of the Ferndale Lynden area. Also the north side of Bellingham won't compete with the Western WA university and all the housing and such associated with It.

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2018, 11:00:01 AM »
Welcome!  Bellingham is a great area, assuming you don't live in the city proper... Look north county - Lynden, Everson/Nooksack, Ferndale area.  Avoid Maple Falls like the plague... Sudden Valley is a nice area if you don't need to commute on a regular basis and don't mind being stuck if it snows.

Bellingham Bay is a great launch point to go north just across the line to Canada or into the San Juans to fish, good shrimping nearby too.  Lingcod open for spearfishing.  Tons of public land just east of Bellingham.  I like to hunt the backcountry around Mt. Baker, lots of trails to get back in there, but be forewarned it's steep country!

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2018, 06:32:51 AM »
After all of the house hunting and looking at different areas, we decided to move just a little south of Bellingham. Found a nice place just north of Everett. Flying back to Seattle today to go through the house with the inspector. Hopefully will be completely moved and settled in within the next 30 to 45 days.

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2018, 04:07:09 PM »
Just north of Everett puts you in the Puget Sound convergence zone. You might see more rain in that area than in some other parts of Western Washington. Welcome anyway to the PNW, a great part of the country to live in!

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2018, 04:15:24 PM »
Just south of Bellingham and just north of Everett are two completely different areas, can you be a little more specific?

I personally would not want to be a little north of Everett, i would want to be alot north of Everett but not so far as to be just south of Bellingham  :chuckle:

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2018, 08:07:07 PM »
Half way in between is Stanwood....

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Re: Moving to the Bellingham area
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2018, 05:59:30 AM »
It's just North of the Tulalip Res, near Lake Goodwin. Small gated community, only 4 homes, 5 acres each.

 

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