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Edgemoor

Bobbie Jaffe, left, and Kenny Moffat chat while sitting in the hot tub after a swim at Bayside Swimming Club. The club at the corner of Willow and Clark roads has provided summer recreation for families for more than 40 years.
Bobbie Jaffe, left, and Kenny Moffat chat while sitting in the hot tub after a swim at Bayside Swimming Club. The club at the corner of Willow and Clark roads has provided summer recreation for families for more than 40 years. JOSIE LIMING THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

OVERVIEW

Located in the southwest corner of Bellingham, Edgemoor neighborhood boasts some of the largest and best-maintained houses in the city.

Manicured lawns and colorful gardens adorn the one- and two-story homes. Many homes have stunning views of Bellingham Bay, Chuckanut Bay and the islands beyond.

A quiet neighborhood, Edgemoor's crime rate is among the lowest in Bellingham. Many people walk, jog and bicycle along the wide streets.

Nearby attractions include Fairhaven Park, the historic Fairhaven commercial district, and Chuckanut Drive. Area children attend Fairhaven Middle School, at the north end of the neighborhood.

HISTORY

Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road, was the European-influenced home planned by Fairhaven businessman Charles X. Larrabee and finished by his wife, Frances, after his death in 1914.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is now rented for business and social events, including retreats, concerts and weddings.

SCHOOLS

Larrabee Elementary, Lowell Elementary, Happy Valley Elementary, Fairhaven Middle, Sehome High.

In fall 2008, elementary students will attend Lowell or Larrabee.

District: Bellingham School District, www.bham.wednet.edu.

PARKS

Chuckanut Bay Nature Area, Clark’s Point, Fairhaven, Marine, Teddy Bear Cove, Chuckanut Mountain.

QUOTE

“It’s quiet, nice neighborhood. We like the view of the water and having space, and the schools are good. I like having single-family homes and being able to have space and enjoy the natural beauty of Bellingham.”

Kathy Kaiser, Edgemoor resident for 23 years

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