The bicyclists and pedestrians think they own the place, they will literally walk into a busy road and expect people to stop for them. Besides aging hippies, Bellingham is a haven for homeless people and meth-addicts, who rarely catch the attention of the police who are too busy passing out MIPs at college parties. The city is an interesting blend of hippies, yuppies, college students, homeless, drug-users, rednecks, white trash, Canadians and so forth.
Probably one of the easiest places to get inexpensive, quality marijuana in the pacific northwest.
The weather in Bellingham is known for being unpredictable, even for the region. It will literally go from 55 and sunny to snowing to hail to windstorm and back to sunny in an hour.
A good place to go to college, but if you want to actually do anything with your life, escape while you can. Bellingham has a way of luring people in and trapping them forever.
A fact about Bellingham that not many people know about is that there have been more serial killers that have lived in Bellingham since 1886 than all the black people who live in Bellingham today.
Some public restrooms in Bellingham still have sign aboves them labeled "White" and "Colored".
Some famous actors and musicians have come from this small city.
Hilary Swank lived in Bellingham and attended Fairhaven Middle School and Sehome High School back in the 70's and 80's. But no one really cares about her.
Bands such as Idiot Pilot, Death Cab For Cutie, Black Eyes & Neckties and No-Fi Soul Rebellion have come from Bellingham. I'm not sure who actually listens to Death Cab.
To be honest with you, i'm not sure how they made it out of being a garage band.
Canadian drives make this town an awful place to be at. Canadians will drive down to Bellingham to go shopping at the world famous Wal*Mart and Bellis Fair Mall. While they are down here, you pretty much have to stay out of their path. They're crazy. Drunk drivers are safer drivers than those people.
I really don't recomend coming to Bellingham. Unless you want to buy really cheap weed.