Neighborhood facts & features:
The City Center Neighborhood is the dominant cultural, civic, financial and service center of Bellingham.
The City Center is a collection of smaller “neighborhoods,” each of which has distinct features that reflect historical land uses, topography and geographic location. For example, the Old Town area was shaped by the economics of the port of Bellingham, while the Downtown Core has a long-standing tradition of general retail. Railroad Avenue has a unique identity as well, which in part comes from the very wide street that reflects the existence of a rail line earlier in the City’s history.