Luxury Waterfront Properties: Whatcom County’s Affordability Advantage
As price points for waterfront & water view properties continue to soar in and around Seattle and King County , one has to wonder just how much longer those beautiful waterfront and waterview real estate havens will continue to be within reach of mere mortals. Gone are the days when a waterfront or water view home purchase appeala to a broad spectrum of potential home buyers. Today, in King County, the extreme cost of waterfront or water view properties makes water oriented real estate available to only a lucky few. The alternative, as has long been the case for first time home buyers, is to consider communities farther away from the booming metro area. For retirees, people looking for a weekend retreat & for those who can work from home, a reasonable drive from the busy metro area will lead to exceptional waterfront & water view properties where prices are a fraction of King County’s. Whatcom County is the shiniest of these gems. Just 2 hours north of Seattle & only 40 minutes from Vancouver BC; in Whatcom County, a home buyer discovers a diverse selection of breathtaking waterfront & water view properties that don’t require committing a felony to purchase! With long stretches of saltwater frontage, multiple yacht basins & marinas, towering snowy mountain backdrops & many freshwater lakes, Whatcom County locations such as Resort Semiahmoo, the Birch Bay community, Ferndale & the charming university town of Bellingham offer many options for affordable waterfront or water view luxury living. The natural beauty, quiet, lack of "traffic" challenges & affordability provide the gravitational force field to bring people to Whatcom County. Whatcom's robust infrastructure, excellent medical access, broad spectrum educational institutions, varied arts/entertainment venues & close proximity to large/ethnically diverse urban areas is what keeps residents happy. Those happy residents who will become your neighbors and friends are really the best part of living in Whatcom County!