Living in Northwest Washington is a dream come true for many families. The fresh mountain air, easy access to the San Juan Islands, and proximity to so much natural beauty attracts homeowners of all types. Whether you want to retire with a view of majestic mountain peaks, have the ability to go for a daily paddle, or move into a family-friendly neighborhood where the kids will grow up, you can find it in this region.
Northwest Washington offers the opportunity to live in a larger city like Bellingham, a close-knit island village, or a small town with family-friendly values. We’ve rounded up six local land listings to help you in the search for the perfect lot for your new home.
A Big Lot in Bellingham
Listing price: $26,000
Area: 0.32 acres
Location: 9 Loganberry Lane, Bellingham, WA
Enjoy privacy, plenty of space, and easy access to Sudden Valley Golf Course on this large double lot in Bellingham. Located at the end of Loganberry Lane, this wooded corner lot provides a view of the lake with scenic foothills of the Stewart Mountains in the distance. With ample room to build, you have total freedom to choose the floor plan you love, whether it’s a sprawling ranch where the kids can spread out or a charming cottage that is easy to maintain. Add a third car bay to the garage or the studio you have always wanted. The seller will be adding sewer facilities, cutting down on your costs for site work.
With Sudden Valley Golf Course just a couple of miles away, you can hit the links as often as you wish. If the grandkids are in town or if you just want to be adventurous, try a round of FootGolf. You can also rent a GolfBoard to get around the course with your clubs. Sudden Valley property owners get discounts on memberships and services, so if you’re an avid golfer, this property could be perfect for you.
A Cozy Lot in Sudden Valley
Listing price: $39,900
Area: 9,504 square feet
Location: 6 Loganberry Lane, Bellingham, WA
Just down the street, you’ll find another lot for sale on Loganberry Lane. Nestled between two lots on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home has the benefit of total southern sun exposure, providing ample natural light and passive heat in the cooler months. The survey and topography map are ready to go, saving you time and money on this important step in the building process. Public services such as electricity, sewer, water, cable, and telephone are available at the road, which means you don’t have to make the additional investment during site development.
The lot is level at the road and then gently slopes up, which provides additional privacy from the adjacent lot at the rear of the property. The wooded lot will require some clearing, but be sure to leave some of the taller evergreens for shade and additional privacy.
A Cul-de-Sac Gem in Bellingham
Listing price: $29,900
Area: 7,000 square feet
Location: 3A Sugarpine Place, Bellingham, WA
In another part of the Sudden Valley area, you can build a new home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The gently sloping lot with narrow boundaries off the road is perfect for a two-story home with a garage at the front. All public services are available at the road, making site development a breeze, and the survey is also available. The lot opens up at the rear, leaving ample space for a covered patio and play area for the kids. Enjoy the ideal combination of southern exposure in the front and shade trees in the back. Plan on some clearing as the lot is covered in brush and young evergreens.
Like the other available properties in Sudden Valley, this property is in a high-quality school district. There are also several parks in the area that are perfect places to meet up with the other neighborhood children.
Island Living on Camano
Listing price: $104,000
Area: 0.47 acres
Location: 16 Zermatt Court, Camano Island, WA
If you’ve ever wanted to live on an island, now is the time with this ready-to-build lot. Almost half an acre on a cul-de-sac in Cavalero Hills has been cleared and is waiting for your new custom home. Utilities are available at the street, and the site has been registered with the county, saving you a few steps in the site development process. The sloped lot provides the perfect perch for an island home with a view. You can’t beat the stunning water views of Port Susan with a backdrop of Mount Baker and the Cascade Mountains. Camano Island is accessible by bridge for convenient island living.
This is the last available lot on the cul-de-sac, so take advantage of this rare opportunity to live in a quiet neighborhood on a low-traffic street. Cavalero Hills is an excellent area for retirees or anybody who wants a low-key lifestyle. You’ll enjoy a private walking trail, three community beaches with boat launches, local nature parks, and nearby state parks. Local residents also have the option to join the country club to get the benefits of its amenities, including a pool and fitness center.
A Level Lot in Lynden
Listing price: $110,000
Area: 7,200 square feet
Location: 1349 Kamm Road, Lynden, WA
Just 30 minutes north of Bellingham, you can get an affordable, ready-to-build lot in Lynden. The site is level and requires minimal grading, keeping site development costs to a minimum. Utilities have also been stubbed in, including electricity, sewer, and natural gas. This means that all you have to do is connect to them, which saves you a ton of legwork in the homebuilding process.
This is the perfect location for people who commute to Bellingham. Lynden is also just five miles from the Canadian border, making it an easy location for cross-border commuters. This family-friendly town is known for its local festivals, including the Northwest Raspberry Festival and the Northwest Washington Fair. Surrounded by dairy and raspberry farms, the quaint downtown has a collection of Dutch buildings and businesses in honor of the residents who migrated there in the 1900s.
Double Your Lot Size in Lynden
Listing price: $115,000
Area: 7,800 square feet
Location: 1348 Kamm Road, Lynden, WA
If you love the idea of living in Lynden but want more space, the neighboring lot on Kamm Road is also for sale. Purchase it as an investment property and generate rental income while having the ability to be a hands-on landlord, or keep the second property for a future building and enjoy a larger yard while the kids are growing up. This lot is also level and ready to build with stubbed-in utilities, so all you have to do is grade the site and start building. With no surrounding trees, these lots get full sun. Add a covered patio to provide welcoming shade in the summer months, or plant a few trees and watch them grow with your family.
If you’re interested in learning more about building a new custom home in Northwest Washington, visit the local Adair Homes branch in Mount Vernon. Our Home Ownership Counselors are available to answer all of your questions about financing, the homebuilding process, and how to customize your favorite floor plan. We’ve worked with a broad range of budgets and have the expertise to help you determine exactly what you can build based on the cost of land, site development expenses, and features and finishes on your wishlist. Schedule an appointment today to get started.