Ferndale is Whatcom County's fastest growing community with a population of 11,210 residents as of the 2010 Census. It's not only growing in population but commercially as well with it's unique location along the Interstate 5 (I-5) corridor and only 7 miles north of Bellingham and 13 miles south of the Canadian Border. Ferndale offers many great opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses and is expected to evolve into a major business arena for Whatcom County's future. Just over an hour north of Seattle and one hour south of Vancouver, British Columbia makes Ferndale very attractive for a business location. If you are looking for a growing community that cares, then Ferndale, Washington may be the place for you!
The Ferndale real estate market is as diverse as it's large sprawling rural community. Ferndale offers homes near downtown that were built from 1900 to the 1930's, then just outside the downtown core are several neighborhoods full of homes built in the early 1940's to 1970's. Beyond this are many newer communities of newer homes built from the 1980's to present on the edge of the city as Ferndale has grown over the years.
Just outside the city limits is a large rural area where you will find a mix of dairy farms on large acreage, fruit and vegetable farms on rich farm land, and then homes built on 5 acre, 10 acre and 20 acre zoned parcels of land. Many of these properties sit on vista's with stunning views of Mt. Baker, San Juan Islands and even views of surrounding saltwater.
If you are looking for affordable living in the Ferndale
real estate market there are also several manufactured and mobile homes for sale. Ferndale also has a small condo market mostly in and around the downtown area and a few more at Sandy point. To find out whats available in the Ferndale condo market go to the Ferndale condos for sale
Some of the communities within the surrounding rural areas and just beyond this area are included below. The City of Ferndale, the rural areas and the areas below share the same zip code of 98248 unless otherwise noted.
- Sandy Point is located on the west coast of Whatcom County just southwest of Ferndale, Washington. This long spit of land was created and developed in the 1970's and today Sandy Point is still adding new homes in this beautiful waterfront community. Sandy Point homes for sale
are very sought after properties in the Whatcom County real estate market. Sandy Points zip code same as Ferndale 98248.
- Welcome to the Lummi Island, Washington section of our Whatcom County real estate web site. We have designed this part of our site to provide comprehensive information about the Lummi Island WA area and capabilities to search Lummi Island homes for sale. The Lummi Island real estate market has really grown in the last five years and the area itself has seen many changes as well. Lummi Island zip code is 98262
- There are several newer communities in the area including Bellaire Estates, Myers Estates, Liberty Park and Byers Lane. Parts of the North Bellingham area are in the city limits of Ferndale with a 98248 zip code and the remaining areas are in Whatcom County with a Bellingham zip code of 98226.
- Is a small community just North of Ferndale and hugs I-5. Custer Elementary School is located here. The address and zip code for this town is Custer WA 98240.
Marketing Your Ferndale WA Home
If you own a home in the Ferndale area and looking to market your home give Joy a call 360-441-0698. Joy knows the Ferndale real estate market very well and offers one of the best marketing plans for Ferndale, Washington residents. She is an expert on the area, has the understanding and passion to help you sell your home or property. Put years of experience on your side today!
The Ferndale School District
has consistently been one of the top school systems in Washington State winning many awards over the years. The Ferndale School District includes the following schools: North Bellingham Elementary
, Skyline Elementary
, Mt. View Elementary
, Eagleridge Elementary
, Central Elementary
, Custer Elementary
, Beach Elementary
, Vista Middle School
, Horizon Middle School
, Ferndale High School
, Clearview High School
and Windward High School
. Near by there is also the Lummi Nation School
Ferndale offers close-in lake and river sport fishing, 14 golf courses in the surrounding area, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing and camping at Mount Baker, and nearby boating opportunities in all forms, from sailing to kayaking. Just northwest of Ferndale are swimming and clamming beaches at Birch Bay. There are many nearby attractions including Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, numerous lakes, parks like Hovander Park and the Nooksack River. Ferndale also enjoys a close proximity to Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Ferndale City, and nearby Whatcom County Park systems, include extensive recreational facilities. Some of Ferndale's must-see public spaces include early-settlers' cabins at Pioneer Park, the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center and Fragrance Garden, and the preserved, historic farm at Hovander Homestead Park.
Ferndale prides itself on it's small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere welcoming guests to its rural town along the banks of the Nooksack River. The folks that live here are very friendly, the kind of people you would want as your neighbor.
Ferndale's top industrial employers include aluminum producer, Alcoa Intalco Works, and the BP Cherry Point and Conoco Phillips Ferndale oil refineries. Ferndale School District also is one of the larger employers in the area.
Downtown, Ferndale's business district has a new look, with upgrades to streets and utilities, including installation of underground power lines.
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