Bellingham Commercial Real Estate Information
Bellingham is the largest market for commercial real estate, north of Snohomish County. There are four major retail sections located within the City of Bellingham: Downtown, Cordata, Sunset, and Fairhaven. Bellingham also has an international airport, as well as a major port that is in the process of being redeveloped.
Bellingham Primary Trade Area (population 216,800)
Bellingham’s primary trade area serves a population of 216,800, which includes Bellingham’s city population of 83,580 (2015) and an addition population of 133,220 Whatcom County residents based on natural barriers and a lack of retail options.
Bellingham Secondary Trade Area (population 550,000)
The secondary trade area of Bellingham serves a population of 550,000 which includes the lower mainland of British Columbia including Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and Abbotsford as well as a population of 100,000 from Skagit Valley. Canadian retail tourism is strong in Bellingham’s trade area with over 9,122,000 passengers crossing the border from Canada into Bellingham in 2016.