The Sunnyland Neighborhood is one of Bellingham’s diverse neighborhoods. It consists of industrial an area(some located in older homes) which dominate the southern third of the neighborhood. Multifamily and single family areas surround a newly remodeled neighborhood commercial area at the Alabama/James Street intersection, where Trader Joe’s has brought new life to a languishing commercial center.
This neighborhood also includes open space and play fields at the reconstructed Bellingham High School, Sunnyland Park, Sunnyland Elementary School and adjacent Memorial Park. The northern section of the neighborhood has low density residential uses, and the western part higher density residential uses. The residential character of this neighborhood is generally one of single family two-story older homes, with many long time residents.