WELCOME TO Fairhaven
A popular, eclectic historic waterfront neighborhood bursting with things to do and see, Fairhaven’s village streets transport you to another time.
As one of Bellingham’s first neighborhoods, Fairhaven is rich with our region’s culture and history. Located in the repurposed old working waterfront, Fairhaven is home to a cruise terminal and is a tourist destination with local shopping as unique as the restored 19th century buildings that house them. Almost every location has a view of the bay, framed by the stunning architecture of the historic town.
With a special focus on community engagement, the neighborhood offers a farmers market, a summer concert series, outdoor movie nights, and other festive events throughout the year. This historic neighborhood has been evolving—and now includes newer additions like condos—but residents take great effort to ensure the area retains its original, authentic charm. Each winter, businesses and residents pitch in to transform the town into a winter wonderland, and the care everyone has for the place is infectious.
A short drive past Fairhaven Park offers quick I-5 access, and the network of parks surrounding Fairhaven offers the opportunity to connect to other parts of town on foot. This neighborhood offers great access for a commute with the most laid-back and fascinatingly storied place to come home to at the end of the day.