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Alabama Hill Neighborhood

Alabama Hill Neighborhood

The Alabama Hill Neighborhood is a residential area located between Bellingham Bay and the north end of Lake Whatcom. It occupies the top and western hillside of Alabama Hill. The neighborhood offers many excellent views of the city and Bellingham Bay. Residents on the eastern side of the hill have views of Lake Whatcom.


Alabama Street bridge



Most homes in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood are single-family homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. These homes are oriented towards the west to maximize their view of the city. In general, streets in the lower section of the Alabama hillside are straight and do not have sidewalks. Streets closer to the hilltop are broad and curved with cul-de-sacs and sidewalks.

Shopping


There are no commerical areas in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood.

The Barkley District urban village is located a short distance away, at the bottom of the hill. Barkley Village has a Haggen supermarket, shops, banks, many restaurants and other services. It is located next to the Railroad Trail and could be reached on foot or bicycle by energetic area residents.



Parks


Whatcom Falls Park is located at the southern edge of the neighborhood and can be accessed by bicycle and pedestrian traffic. This beautiful, forested park runs along Whatcom Creek and features several miles of hiking trails. The park also has basketball and tennis courts, two playgrounds, a fish hatchery, fishing area and two shelters near the parking lot on its southern side. (Automobiles must drive around to the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood to reach this park.)
Whatcom Falls Park
St. Clair Park
St. Clair Park (right) is a small neighborhood park located adjacent to Whatcom Falls Park at the southern end of St. Clair St. It has a small playground and grassy area perfect for younger children.

Highland Park is a small park located on Vining St. in the northern section of the neighborhood.




The Railroad Trail runs through the middle of the Alabama Hill Neighborhood. It is a 3-mile long pedestrain and bicycle path connceting Bloedel Donovan Park to Memorial Park in the Sunnyland Neighborhood. This trail runs adjacent to Roosevelt Elementary School and the Barkley Village shopping area to the west of the neighborhood. The pedestrain bridge over Alabama Street (top photo) is part of the trail and provides a safe connection between the northern and southern sections of the neighborhood. The bridge offers a great view of the city and Bellingham Bay.
Railroad Trail

Schools


In general, younger children living in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood attend Roosevelt Elementary School.

For older students, Alabama Street divides the public school attendance areas. Students who live north of Alabama Street attend Whatcom Middle School and Squalicum High School. Students who live south of Alabama Street attend Kulshan Middle School and Bellingham High School.

Links

Alabama Hill Bellingham Real Estate


Created on 12/02/2005 01:51 PM by bellinghamteam
Updated on 11/17/2008 12:33 PM by bellinghamteam
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