The Sehome neighborhood is located northeast of Western Washington University, and the Arboretum on Sehome Hill which tops out at 650 feet above Bellingham Bay. It is one of Bellingham’s older neighborhoods and it’s history adds alot to Bellingham, it was once a town on its own and one of the four towns that combined to become Bellingham. Sehome became New Whatcom and joined Whatcom and later Fairhaven and Bellingham to be the city we know today .
The Sehome Hill Arboretum is 165-acres of open space that is owned and managed jointly by Western Washington University and the City of Bellingham and includes walking trails and dramatic views of Bellingham Bay. I have fond memories of walking that trial to WWU when I lived on Key Street many years ago.
The neighborhood has homes that have views of Mt Baker, as well as some that view the city and even some that have views of the Bay. The Sehome Hill National Historic District (which is recognized by the National Register) holds some old, large, and architecturely interesting homes of historical value in this residential area that has a mix of single family and multi-family units with lots of students in the neighborhood due to it’s proximity to WWU. All of the street corner sign in the district have a quality Historic District sign above it.