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Area Description

Blaine is a seaside community in NW Washington at the Canadian border with a rich maritime history. We are within an hour of Mt Baker, the Cascade Mountain recreation area, San Juan Island ferries, Seattle and within minutes of Vancouver,British Columbia. We have great outdoor activities available and are within 30 minutes of museums, shopping, theater and a university in the mid sized city of Bellingham.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Visit our things to do web page: http://www.blainechamber.com/things-to-do/

Cultural Activities

Public transportation

The local bus system connects Blaine with other cities in the county including Bellingham where the train station, cruise terminal. car rentals and international airport are located.

Medical Facilities

There is one karge hospital in our county, within 20 minutes of Blaine, 2 small medical clinics and excellent EMT services within 10 minutes.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  30.2  36.8  43.4  5.3 "
 Feb  32.1  39.8  47.5  4.2 "
 Mar  34.3  43.1  52.0  3.6 "
 Apr  38.0  47.9  57.8  2.9 "
 May  43.4  53.6  63.8  2.6 "
 Jun  48.2  58.4  68.5  2.1 "
 Jul  51.1  61.8  72.4  1.5 "
 Aug  51.1  61.6  72.2  1.5 "
 Sep  46.3  56.6  67.0  1.9 "
 Oct  40.2  49.0  57.8  3.7 "
 Nov  35.1  42.0  48.8  6.3 "
 Dec  30.9  37.0  43.0  5.8 "

We are at moderte risk for earthquakes. We have 4 distinct seasons with moderate winters (minimal snowfall)and cool summers ( temps 75 - 80).

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Blaine, WA

Blaine, Washington cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Blaine, WA

Blaine, Washington offers the following assistance for seniors:

Blaine Senior Center – 763 G Street, Blaine, WA
This facility houses the Senior Center and the Boys and Girls Club. Space is available for rent for meetings and events. Both the Senior Center and the Boys and Girls Clubs offer numerous activities and programs. Contact them directly for information. Boy & Girls Club – 360-332-3008 Senior Center – 360-332-8040

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Library, visitor center, senior center have volunteer opportunities. There are several light manufacturing plants, mail service stores and restaurants with job opportunities.

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