National Recognition

Bellingham is recognized as a national and local leader in creating an accommodating, friendly, safe, and sustainable community. Check out why so many people decide to call Bellingham their home.

“Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers” – Forbes Magazine

“EPA’s Green Power Partner of the Year” (Ranked No. 2 in the nation for Green Power) – Environmental Protection Agency

“One of the Safest Cities to Live In” – Sperling’s Best Places

“Best Paddling Town in the USA – Outside Magazine

“Top 11 Cities Nationwide for Cleanest Air” – American Lung Association

“5th Hottest Boomtown under 150,000” – Inc. Magazine

“Top 10 Adventure Towns in the U.S.” – National Geographic Adventure Magazine

“1 of 50 Hippest, Healthiest, and Adventure packed Small Cities in America” – Men’s Journal

“No. 7 in Nation for Golf” – Golf Digest

“Top 10 Dream Towns” – Outside Magazine

“Best Small City in the State to Do Business” – Forbes Magazine