Sehome Neighborhood Association

Creating Community, Representing Residents, and Informing You

Welcome to 2023 and life on the hill!

General Annual Meeting Feb 28th

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1031 N. Garden St.

Time: Feb 28th 6:30 pm social and food, 7 pm meeting starts

What: We will have presentations about new housing being developed in our neighborhood from the Executive Director Brien Thane of the Bellingham Housing Authority and discussion about new regulations and anticipated changes from the perspective of our city council representative, Lisa Anderson.

Enter from the alley in back of church, across from the YWCA. The door is located behind the small parking lot and can be reached either by the alley or stairs from Garden St. Parking is available at the south end of the alley at the corner of Laurel & Garden.

We will provide food and drinks to celebrate a new year in Sehome!

Zoom Link available at 7PM:


Greetings to all those who live on Sehome Hill and here is to looking forward to building a more resilient and connected community in 2023. We are looking for board members to make our neighborhood just a little bit better and hope that you have some energy and ideas! Our Annual meeting is coming up and if you are interested please drop us a note at snabellingham@gmail.com. Our General Meetings are from 6:30 with social time followed by the meeting. We will be meeting at the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of N Garden and Laurel St – access is from the alley behind the YWCA. The dates are as follows:

February 28th-Annual General Meeting, May 23 & October 24th. See you there or join us on zoom at:

Sehome Arboretum is our Jewel

December 6th General Meeting with Parks and WWU Staff 6:30PM

First Presbyterian Church at 1031 N Garden St (enter through alley, park in lot at Laurel&Garden)

On Zoom at 7PM:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89675138984

How many of you moved to Sehome because the Arboretum offered a respite from city life, a place to take the dog, a place to walk and be in the forest close to home? We are in a period of high growth in our close-in neighborhoods, and 70% of all new housing (as of Oct) were within walking distance of the Arboretum. Management is split between WWU and Bellingham Parks, and both will be on hand to talk about challenges and new projects at our Dec 6th meeting. We all have a role to play in keeping the arboretum healthy and an asset to our community.

Join us as we once again get back to in person routines by returning to meetings at the First Presbyterian Church at 1031 N Garden St. The important thing to note about this location, is that you will enter by the rear door, in the ally opposite the YWCA. Look for our A-board signs. We will meet in the congregation hall which is in the basement of the church. As in the past we will provide pizza and have social time starting at 6:30PM. We will have a brief update on happenings in the neighborhood, followed by the presentation about the Arboretum.

Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest

We had some great pumpkins in the hood – and a few mentions here!

Our Home on the Hill

Our Neighbors are so talented, and they love where they live!

Grant Myers has been photographing our pacific northwest and has a lovely YouTube channel that highlight the Arboretum throughout the year: https://youtu.be/pHTyPgJ8Pbg


Our Neighborhood

Historic Homes



Our Neighborhood in Numbers









Why You’ll Love Sehome

With over 70% of our neighborhood within 1/2 mile of a grocery store and 1/4 mile from a park, we have one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city.

  • Community engagement
  • Diversity in home type
  • Proximity to Sehome Hill Arboretum
  • Access to beautiful university campus
  • Future Samish Way Urban Village development