Samish is a 2,030-acre neighborhood located along the southeastern edge of Bellingham, WA. The neighborhood is primarily residential and features a mix of single-family homes, apartments, and condominiums. The Samish Heights development inside Samish Neighborhood is a premier area with high-end homes, elevated with bay and city views.

Samish is home to several parks, including Lake Padden Park, which offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, fishing, and golfing. Lake Padden Park is a 745-acre park with a lakeside trail, an off-leash dog park, and multi-purpose sports facilities, and Padden offers an award-winning 18-hole golf course.

Additionally, the neighborhood is located near Western Washington University and the Fairhaven shopping district, both of which offer cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Lake Samish Neighborhood Quick Stats

Location: Located just east of I-5 on the southeastern edge of Bellingham, the Samish neighborhood is bordered by the Puget neighborhood to the north and Happy Valley neighborhood to the west. It has easy access to I-5, making it a convenient location for commuting to other areas of Bellingham or nearby cities like Seattle or Vancouver, BC.

Population: According to the Samish Neighborhood Association, approximately 3,600 people live in the neighborhood’s 1550 homes.

Schools: The area is served by the Bellingham School District and includes several schools, such as Happy Valley Elementary School, Sehome High School, and Fairhaven Middle School. Samish is also home to the Lake Padden golf course.

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