The York Neighborhood is one of Bellingham’s older areas first established around 1888. Many of the homes in this area were built around the turn of the century, and had the feel of Victorian era homes. Most of the homes here are single family. Franklin Park is an old elementary school site near Lakeway Drive, there’s a playground as well as a small field with baseball and basketball areas.
The York neighborhood in conjunction with the city has helped establish Rock Hill Park. The neighborhood is home to Nelson’s market one of the few remaining small markets in the city. Call Cozier Elementary, Kulshan Middle School, and Sehome High School are the schools the York children attend. It is close to WWU, so it is a popular neighborhood for students to live being close enough to walk to campus.