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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 216 Independent Living communities in Bellingham and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Independent Living near Bellingham, Washington

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The Willows Bellingham

3115 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Affinity at Bellingham

3930 Affinity Lane, Bellingham, WA 98226

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At Affinity at Bellingham we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rents start at $1,450, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub,...

Solstice Senior Living at Bellingham

2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Solstice Senior Living at Bellingham is rooted in natural beauty and historic Fairhaven charm. Our community is just two hours from Seattle, and just beyond Bellingham Bay and the famed Chuckanut Drive. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the availability of on-site personal care...

Spring Creek by Bonaventure

223 East Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

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Looking for an exceptional senior living community?Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we callRetirement Perfected™Welcome to Bonaventure Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Life is good...

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Cordata Court

4415 Columbine Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226

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Cordata Court offers independent senior living, assisted living and memory care services in a luxury setting in the beautiful Bellingham, Washington area. Our campus is ideally located to take advantage of mountain views, nearby recreation in both Washington and Canada as well as many local...

Cap Sante Court Community

1111 32nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

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Creekside Continuing Care Community

400 Gilkey Rd., Burlington, WA 98233

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We are pleased to introduce to you Creekside, a Cascades Senior LivingContinuing Care community that offers independent retirement living,assisted living and memory care residents the distinction of living well.Located in the heart of scenic Skagit Valley, our community offers a relaxedand secure...

Mountain Glen

1810 E Division St, Mount Vernon, WA 98274

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Mountain Glen Retirement Center is located in the heart of Skagit Valley and has successfully blended the elements of the Northwest to ensure a comfortable, secure and independent way of life. Our philosophy is to inspire creative, healthy, and active lifestyles to enrich the minds and bodies of...

Logan Creek Retirement

2311 E Division St, Mt Vernon, WA 98274

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Logan Creek Retirement is located close to medical facilities on the hill in the beautiful Mount Vernon. Apartments are all on one level and have complete kitchens. Monthly rentals include 3 meals a day, activities, transportation and weekly housekeeping. At Logan Creek, it’s not just an address,...

The Bridge at Mount Vernon

301 South LaVenture Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274

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The Bridge at Mount Vernon, Washington, provides an enriching retirement to seniors looking for an active assisted living community to make their home.Offering a variety of resort-style services and amenities, The Bridge at Mount Vernon works to ensure each resident receives the support and care...

Regency on Whidbey

1040 SW Kimball Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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Regency on Whidbey's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't...

Brookdale Stanwood

7212 265th Street Northwest, Stanwood, WA 98292

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It's time to start enjoying the carefree lifestyle you deserve and at our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Stanwood, Wash., each new day opens up a whole realm of possibilities. All you need to do is choose. From independent living and assisted living to memory care, the transition...

The Vintage at Arlington

625 S. Stillaguamish Ave, Arlington, WA 98223

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Vintage at Arlington is for those that are 55 w Disability and 62 years and older.Our staff has over 20 years combined experience in senior care. Vintage at Arlington is a controlled access building conveniently located near shopping, medical facilities including a hospital, bus line and...

Cedar Pointe

17309 40th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223

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Welcome to Cedar Pointe Apartments a 55+ apartment community located in beautiful Arlington, Washington. Just minutes from the Freeway, Tulalip Casino, Outlet Mall, and many other convenient shopping locations. Currently offering spacious new 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes featuring granite...

Affinity at Arlington NOW OPEN

3721 169th St NE, Arlington, WA 98223

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At Affinity at Arlington we’ve created a new kind of 62+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rent includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub, community garden, dog...

Avamere at Port Townsend

1201 Hancock St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Avamere at Port Townsend is located in Port Townsend, WA , near shopping and public transportation. Our community includes a three story building in a quiet setting with outdoor decks and patios, and a large spacious dining room. Call for information about Avamere at Port Townsend and reserve...

Discovery View Retirement Apartments

1051 Hancock St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Discovery View Retirement Apartments are located in Port Townsend, Washington. They offer you or your loved one social and entertainment activities located onsite and nearby. Choose from one and two bedroom apartment homes that are designed for your enjoyment and comfort. Assisted living...

Windsor Square

9912 48th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270

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Windsor Square is an independent living community in Marysville, WA. This community is available to those who are looking to become a part of a great area. The city of Marysville is located in Snohomish County, and it provides great opportunities for shopping, for learning about culture, and for...

The Village at Granite Falls

302 N Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA 98252

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GenCare Lifestyle at Granite Falls is a Senior living community in Granite Falls, Washington. We offer a quaint, country home with a small town atmosphere. Our senior living community nestles in a forest setting with deer visiting daily. Being in Snohomish County we are conviently located within...

Vintage at Everett

1001 E. Marine View Dr, Everett, WA 98201

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Our apartments offer sought after features, such as a spacious kitchen, built in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, space saver washer and dryer, patios or balconies, bright maple cabinetry, all in a wonderful open floor plan. Here at the Vintage at Everett, our residents enjoy great...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Bellingham, WA

Welcome to the City of Subdued Excitement! With waterfront views, a low cost of living, and easy access to nature, Bellingham is an ideal retirement destination.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Bellingham, Washington are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Bellingham retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Bellingham, WA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Bellingham is about $2,600 in the city proper and $2,700 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Washington is around $2,600.


Learn More About Bellingham, WA

Cost of Living

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is two times greater than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing818780728283

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$62,303 per year$41,779 per year$49,282 per year$29,481 per year$44,457 per year$3,328 per year$747 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Bellingham include:

PeaceHealth Saint Joseph Medical Center

  • Facility type: Church-run acute care
  • Bed count: 240+
  • Specialties: Emergency services, cardiovascular care, intensive care unit, psychiatric care, rehabilitation care

Island Hospital

  • Facility type: Nonprofit acute care
  • Bed count: 40+
  • Specialties: Emergency services, diagnostic imaging

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center

  • Facility type: Church-run critical access
  • Bed count: 25+
  • Specialties: Skilled nursing care, emergency services

Weather and Climate

Bellingham’s climate is classified as Mediterranean, which means hot dry summer and cool but wet winters. The average humidity level is 77%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 81%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum41°F46°F35°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum63°F73°F54°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 82

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 34.8″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size34.214.1%88,4823,169.3 per square mile2.2

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)1.3%6.4%1.6%9.3%0.2%4.9%77.7%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Bellingham: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 50/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Whatcom County

DemocraticRepublicanOther54.9%37.2%7.9%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Bellingham include:

  • Whatcom Museum of History and Art
  • Bellingham Railway Museum
  • Fairhaven Historic District

Outdoor attractions in Bellingham:

  • Whatcom Falls Park
  • Larrabee State Park
  • Hovander Park

Bellingham’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Mount Baker Theater
  • Bellingham Highland Games & Scottish Festival
  • Bellingham Sportsplex
  • Bellingham Pride Parade

Transportation

There are a number of great public transportation options available in Bellingham. The Bellingham International Airport offers regular flights to and from Seattle as well as scheduled services to other major West Coast cities as well as Hawaii. Public transportation is provided by the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA), which provides fixed-route bus services within Bellingham and the surrounding county.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Washington

There are 20 independent living facilities near Bellingham, Washington. See the full list.

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