1 bedroom apartments
Last updated September 24 2020 at 9:12 AM

3 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Bellingham, WA

Looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Bellingham offers a variety of choices and price points. 1 bedroom apartments allow more privacy than living with a roommate, and gives you m... Read Guide >
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Barkley Apartments
3126 Racine St
Bellingham, WA | Mount Baker
1 Bedroom
569 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:35 AM
Welcome home to Barkley Apartment Homes. Comfort, convenience and style in Bellingham. We offer a variety of floor plans to meet your needs.
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Padden Creek
1900 18th St
Bellingham, WA | South Bellingham
1 Bedroom
667 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 10:41 PM
With premium finishes and wide-open spaces, each floor plan from Padden Creek Apartments brings you unparalleled luxury without sacrificing on comfort. Bellingham hotspots infuse Padden Creek Apartments with vibrant energy.
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1 Unit Available
2075 Bakerscape Ct
2075 Bakerscape Ct
Ferndale, WA
1 Bedroom
900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 07:29 AM
This is a one bedroom unit in the lower level of a beautiful, modern home. It does not have a kitchen.
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City Guide for Bellingham, WA

The Pacific Northwest has a lot going for it when it comes to lifestyle and Bellingham, Washington, located 80 miles north of Seattle, is the perfect example. Oh, pardon me. B’ham Washington. For a minute there I lost my cool and, above all else, one must maintain one’s cool in B’ham.

If you like pretty scenery, art festivals, rain, seafood, coffee, and rain, you’ll love living in B’ham. It rains about eight months out of the year but when the weather clears and the sun shines, Bellingham is one terrific city.

North Bellingham

North Bellingham communities include Cordata, and an area that is seeing a bit of a population boom lately. You’ll find a mix of new homes and commercial and industrial areas. The Meridian ‘hood is a lot like Cordata but, because it is closer to Interstate 5, it’s more convenient for commuters. Another area in the northern part of the city is Barkley. It has an “urban village” vibe going on with a mixture of industrial, commercial and residences. The northwest side of B’ham is mostly residential with not a lot of apartments.

South Bellingham

Edgemore, in southwest B’ham is a residential area. Most of the homes have incredible views and sit on tree-lined streets. South, another neighborhood in south B’ham is a woody area with scattered single-family homes. It might be worth living here, though, just so you can tell your friends back home that you live at the base of Chuckanut Mountain.


A good place to apartment hunt on the east side of town is the Puget neighborhood. There are lots of apartments in the area. There’s an awesome sports complex in the neighborhood that draws crowds of B’hammers. It features an aquatic center, indoor ice and soccer facilities, a baseball field and a bike jump park. While you’re checking out Puget, head north to the Roosevelt neighborhood where you’ll find more apartment complexes. This is a good area for the commuter, as it’s located on Interstate 5.


Western Bellingham has a lot to offer the apartment hunter. The Birchwood neighborhood has several complexes but most of the apartments and condos are located in the Lettered Streets neighborhood and near Northwest Avenue and W. Maplewood. One of B’hams neighborhoods, South Hill, sits on Bellingham Bay in the southwest part of the city. This is primarily a residential neighborhood but if you head south, you’ll find plenty of apartments and condos in the Fairhaven neighborhood.

The rental process here is much like renting in other cities. Most owners ask for a deposit and there may be some non-refundable deposits, such as for cleaning when you move out, credit check fees and money to protect the owner from damage your pet may cause. You may also be asked to pay the last month’s rent when you move in.

Landlord/tenant laws in Bellingham require that the tenant provide the landlord with a 20 day notice before moving out, when renting on a month-to-month basis.

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What to keep in mind when looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Bellingham, WA

Looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Bellingham offers a variety of choices and price points. 1 bedroom apartments allow more privacy than living with a roommate, and gives you more flexibility to find the perfect space for yourself or with a significant other.

There are a few things to consider when touring 1 bedroom apartments, including the square footage and layout. In some cities, small 1 bedroom apartments may cost nearly the same as a studio apartment. Decide whether cost, amenities, or location are the most important to help guide your apartment search.

If cost is a factor while searching for 1 bedroom apartments in Bellingham, consider which floor you will live on. The bottom floor is often cheaper than top floor units, or there may be a unit with undesirable views or with an outdated kitchen that rents for less.

Remember to come prepared during your apartment hunt with pay stubs, a letter of employment or recommendation, identification, and a checkbook to act quickly. The best 1 bedroom apartments require fast action, so come ready to sign.