Moving to Glacier


Glacier was founded gold mine and logging town, but being 20 miles from the summit of Mt Baker ski resort, it has now developed into a town that is primarily 2nd homes (ski cabins) and vacation rentals. Mt. Baker sees record levels of snow every year, and also offers the best value on ski tickets and season passes in the Pacific Northwest. It is known for world-class backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. And Mt Baker (and Glacier) are popular for hikers and bikers in the summertime with incredible trail systems.

Location and Population

Size: 2.9 square miles

Distance to Canadian Border: 1 hr

Distance to Seattle, WA: 2 hrs

Population: 154 (counted in the census)

Median Age: 44.8

Work and Income

Per-Capita Income: $35,421

Worked from Home: 30%


Bachelor’s degree or higher: 42.9%

High school or higher: 100%


Median Home Value: $632,000

Last 12 months home appreciation: 44.5%

Average Dollar Square Foot: $459

Total Housing Units: 725

Moving Guide