The Sehome neighborhood is one of Bellinghams oldest neighborhoods. Located north and northeast of Western Washington University and Sehome Hill Arboretum. Residents consist of college students and staff as well as local long time residents.
Homes higher up on Sehome Hill offer views of the city, Bellingham Bay and Mt. Baker. The older parts of the neighborhood are home to many large homes of historical value. The Sehome Hill Historic District consists of older homes south of Maple Street, north of Sehome Hill Arboretum. A valued area by its residents, with mature landscaping, tree lines streets and homes with a unique character. This part of the Sehome neighborhood is a little quieter and more family oriented.
Closer to WWU campus you’ll find apartments, duplexes and older homes converted to rooming houses for students. Many streets in this area are narrow with limited parking.
The Sehome Hill Arboretum is a 165 acre open space owned and managed jointly by WWU and the City of Bellingham. It includes walking trails, a variety of tree species and views of Bellingham Bay. In addition, there are two neighborhood parks which offer playgrounds, basketball courts and open lawn areas for play or picnics.
For you shopping needs, Sehome Village provides convenient shopping with a Haggen store, restaurants, offices and shops.