Ever so often, I muster the strength to walk the steep hills in the south Bellingham neighborhood called South Hill. Nestled between Old Fairhaven, Happy Valley, and Sehome, South Hill offers eye-candy in the form of New Tudor, Victorian, Craftsman, Colonial, and Post Modern homes. You’ll also find historic churches tucked in tree-lined streets.
For those people keen on walking steep hills enjoy views of Bellingham Bay, Old Fairhaven, and on a clear day, the San Juan Islands hovering in the distance. Turn around and head down the hill to historic Fairhaven or a stroll through Boulevard Park and the Taylor Street Bridge which crosses the bay from Boulevard Park to the Village Greens in Fairhaven. I wouldn’t recommend biking South Hill because the hills are straight up and remind me of the hills of San Francisco, or parts of Seattle. I suppose if you’re an avid athlete then you can tackle the hills by bicycle.
I don’t know much about the history of South Hill and I recommend a trip to the Museum of History and Art downtown or the public library. You can also contact the Whatcom Land Title office to learn about the current owners of the houses, and information about the year the houses were built and any changes made on the houses over the decades.
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