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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairhaven Historic District

Fairhaven Historic District
1100 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #2 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Neighborhoods
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Delta, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Recommended by friends, we were unsure what to expect in Fairhaven. Found an up and coming revitalized area of shops, restaurants and a great book store. They have kept the old town feeling.Be warned that the area is on a hill and my over 80 friend had to go slowly , so we did not get into the side streets.

Visited August 2013
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Winchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a cute little town! Clean, many shops to wander through. So many people out and about with their dogs! Loved it!

Visited August 2013
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Lynden, Washington
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Always enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Fairhaven is a quaint, granola neighborhood that is stuck in the 1960s. It's a delightful place to walk for a relaxing afternoon. There are numerous interesting shops and restaurants, housed in historical buildings with gorgeous architecture. Bellingham Bay is visible, and close by is the over-the-water walkway that will take you to Boulevard Park, and Marine park is just a short two minute drive down the hill. If you are there in the evening, you may even catch the outdoor theater. The neighborhood is built on a fairly steep grade, so if walking is difficult for you, you'll want to be prepared for that. It's not prohibitive, but just be aware that some of the sidewalks have a fair incline to them.

Visited August 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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168 reviews 168 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!!'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Whether you are into local history (read Taimi Dunn Gorman's book Haunted Fairhaven), food, shopping or just gawking - this is the place to be. Of special note - Village Books and the Skylark Restaurant.

Visited August 2013
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Bainbridge Island, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood. Great shopping. Great architecture. Great booksore.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

On a nice summer day, there wasn't much I didn't like. And non e of that had to do with the neighborhood I was enjoyuing.

Visited August 2013
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