A few months back, we found out that Seattleites were leaving the expensive confines of the Emerald City and heading south to the City of Destiny, Tacoma. Last week, The Seattle Weekly said "not so fast," people are actually flocking north to Bellingham. "Parking is abundant, traffic minimal, the cost of living considerably more modest. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $710. The median home price is $303,000, compared to Seattle's $559,950, as of May 1." Naturally, we decided to take a look around and see just how much better the market looked. We pinpointed the ten cheapest houses currently on the market and mapped them out so you can take a look. It certainly does look like there's plenty of affordable options for those willing to head up to Whatcom County. At least until someone else tells us Seattleites are actually leaving for Everett. Or Sequim. Or Walla Walla.
· Clamoring for Calmer, Cheaper, Greener Pastures, Fed-Up Seattleites Are Moving to Bellingham [SW]
· The Ten Cheapest Properties For Sale in Tacoma's North End [CS]