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Navigating the Cities & Neighborhoods of Whatcom County. Part 5: Lynden Overview

Welcome to Lynden, Washington - a quickly growing agricultural town of around 16,000 people with a historical Dutch charm and commitment to tradition. 5 miles South of the border and 15 miles East of Blaine, Lynden is situated on a small bluff just North of the Nooksack River.


Plopped in the middle of rolling crop fields, Lynden is heavily involved in poultry, produce, and everything in between. Like just about every city in this area, Lynden is blessed with panoramic views of multiple mountain ranges. Combine this with being situated next to a beautiful section of the Nooksack and you'll see why it's growing so quickly.


Speaking of growth, Lynden has seen more new homes built in the last 3 years than any city in Whatcom County aside from Bellingham. Not only are these homes new, they're priced at a point that's reasonable, allowing new home owners to enter the market with ease. Additionally, in contrast to the bustling city life of Bellingham, everything slows down in Lynden. For many, they find this to lead to friendlier folks and a bigger emphasis on getting to know your neighbors.


One of the most anticipated annual events in Lynden is the Northwest Washington Fair, held every August. This beloved tradition showcases the region's agricultural heritage with livestock exhibits, carnival rides, live entertainment, and delicious fair food. It's a time for the community to come together and celebrate the bounty of the land while creating cherished memories with family and friends. It's a consistent hit with the little ones, so it's highly advised to go every year whether you live in Lynden or not.


In December, Lynden transforms into a winter wonderland during the Lighted Christmas Parade. Spectators line the streets to watch as brightly decorated floats, marching bands, and festive performers spread holiday cheer throughout the town. The parade culminates in the lighting of the town Christmas tree, marking the beginning of the holiday season in Lynden.

Throughout the year, residents of Lynden enjoy a tight-knit community atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, shopping, and dining. Whether you're strolling through downtown, exploring the scenic countryside, or participating in one of the town's many events, Lynden offers a warm and welcoming environment that feels like home.


Interested in moving to Lynden, Washington? Reach out today!



Photo Credit: Lynden Chamber of Commerce

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