Moving to Blaine


The city of Blaine is a border town, 20 miles north of Bellingham. Blaine is best known for its two border crossings: Peace Arch Border Crossing and the Pacific Highway Border Crossing. Vancouver, B.C. is only a 32-mile trip from the border, and White Rock looks across to Blaine as well. Once considered a sleepy town, the city of Blaine is now a prime area of future growth for Whatcom County, with several new housing developments in the works and in planning. In recent years, the downtown Blaine area has undergone a resurgence, with major improvements done to the city boardwalk. The boardwalk looks out to Drayton Harbor and the marina, which is operated by the Port of Bellingham. Downtown offers incredible charm with a growing list of new restaurants and shops.

Location and Population

Size: 5.6 square miles

Distance to Canadian Border: 0 minutes

Distance to Seattle, WA: 2 hrs

Population: 5,313 (2019)

Median Age: 45.5

Work and Income

Median Income (Household): $71,324

Per-Capita Income: $38,645

Mean travel time to work: 23.6 minutes


Bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.2%

High school or higher: 92.9%


Average Home Sale Price: $415,000

Home appreciation in last 12 months:12.3%

Average dollar per square foot: $246

Total Housing Units: 2,483

% of Homes Occupied: 90%

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