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This city is truly the city of Subdued Excitement! It has a vibrant culture like what Seattle has, but with less crowdedness. This city is also filled with multiple beautiful places to hike! Particularly Oyster Dome and Mt. Baker. Definitely, recommend to go to college here also because of the college town feel that it has, and you can see a lot of coffee shops around here too! There are some hiccups to it, however, downtimes can be sketchy at night sometimes, so stay safe guys. But nightlife is really nice with all the restaurants, bars, nightclubs around Bellingham.
Moving to Bellingham, Washington has been one of the best decisions of my life. I graduated from Western Washington University in Spring 2016 with a Bachelor's degree and am now continuing on to get my Master's in Speech Language Pathology at Western. I just completed my first quarter of the graduate program and I am absolutely loving it. The community of Bellingham is warm and welcoming. It is a small town with a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, it is a beautiful town with a plethora of outdoor places to explore, including Chuckanut Bay and Mount Baker!
I love Bellingham! I have lived here my entire life and although I would like to move somewhere else in the future, it is only because I want to travel to new places. Bellingham is absolutely beautiful with mountains, parks, lakes, and the ocean. There are so many things to do in Bellingham in the outdoors and great options in both Downtown Bellingham and Fairhaven. The neighborhoods are also great, safe, and friendly (for the most part). Overall, Bellingham is a great city to both live, and visit.