The Sehome neighborhood is just north of Western Washington University, providing housing and services to students and non-students alike. Most notable in the neighborhood are Sehome Hill Arboretum, the outlying commercial areas, and the diverse selection of homes.
Western Washington University and the City of Bellingham jointly own and maintain Sehome Hill Arboretum. It is a 180-acre natural forest habitat that provides space for wildlife, hikers, and folks who simply want to surround themselves in the beautiful nature oasis. Anyone can explore the 5+ miles of winding trails, and many find that a walk through the Arboretum is the best way to get to campus. Visitors are welcome to drive to the viewing tower, where you can take in the astounding view of the city and Bellingham Bay.
Along with the sports fields and open green space at nearby Western Washington University, the Sehome neighborhood has a few different parks. Laurel Park has a basketball court, a playground, and an open field that is frequently used for games of football or frisbee. Forest and Cedar Park, just below WWU, is a popular location for picnics or throwing around a baseball.
Saint Joseph's Hospital south campus is in the Sehome neighborhood. Saint Joe's (as the locals call it) not only provides excellent medical attention, but it is also one of the largest employers in the county. The south campus houses the Behavioral Health Services, Rehabilitation Services, and other support departments, and the main campus is only a few miles north of the Sehome neighborhood.
One would expect the area to be filled with students, but a surprisingly diverse population lives in the Sehome neighborhood. The Arboretum is a wonderful "backyard" and draws many families to the Historic Sehome District. Here, homes tend to be older and very well-built. In other parts of the neighborhood, large houses built over a century ago stand next door to condominiums finished last year. In such a popular neighborhood, more housing is always needed, thus making these areas of the Sehome neighborhood an investor's dream.
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