The York neighborhood is a classic that was established in 1888 with most of the homes in this area built between 1890-1920. The York neighborhood is one of the best places in Bellingham to view large maple trees that line the neighborhood streets. This is a great place to take a walk and enjoy the City of Bellingham's historic past as the York neighborhood is bounded by Whatcom Creek.

The neighborhood features two city parks, Franklin Park & Rock Hill Park. Franklin Park features a large grass field, basketball court, playground equipment & a small baseball playing area. Rock Hill Park, includes a playground, a field and a basketball court.

The Schools consist of Carl Cozier Elementary, Kulshan Middle and Sehome High. Western Washington University is just south of the neighborhood, According to the 2000 Census, over 2,600 residents live in the York Neighborhood.

The York Historic District is significant as an intact residential area vital to Bellingham’s history. The district retains excellent integrity throughout the period of significance and presents strong associations, setting, and a sense of the past.