The Fairhaven Historic District is one of the southside neighborhoods of Bellingham, It was founded in 1880. The Fairhaven Historic District is one of Bellingham’s most desirable neighborhoods, with its proximity to the water and its quaint historic district. It is the site of the Alaska Ferry Terminal, the southern end of the Alaska Marine Highway System, as well as Amtrak and the bus terminal. It is close to Western Washington University
Fairhaven was founded in 1880. It is one of Bellingham’s most desirable neighborhoods, with its proximity to the water and its quaint historic district.
Fairhaven was once an independent town, along with Whatcom & Sehome that merged with Bellingham in 1903 to become the city we know today. Fairhaven has blossomed in recent years with the growth of new retail space and businesses as well as lots of condos and the beautiful Village Green in its center where many local events are held as well as a Wednesday Farmer’s Market from June through September.
The Fairhaven Historic District boasts of its old world charm with many old brick buildings remaining from the 1800’s and no chain stores. There are lots of walking trails and Fairhaven Park close by. Many WWU students live in the area, it is home to a boat launch and easy access for kayakers. Padden Creek meanders through the neighborhood and Marine Park is one of its treasures.