Rental prices in Whatcom County and Bellingham increase. Which city has the lowest rent?

Sales prices for rental homes and apartments in Bellingham rose last month, according to rental housing data companies.

Zumper reported that the November median price of $1,503 for a one-bedroom apartment in Bellingham saw a slight increase from the October median price of $1,497.

In November, Bellingham’s median price for a studio apartment was $1,500, a 10% increase compared to October’s median price of $1,349. Two-bedroom apartments in November had a median price of $1,834, a decrease of 1.8% compared to October’s median price of $1,848.

A graph of the median rental price for one-bedroom apartments in Bellingham, Washington, updated November 2023.
A graph of the median rental price for one-bedroom apartments in Bellingham, Washington, updated November 2023.

Rental Prices in Bellingham by Zip Code

If you’re looking for an affordable rental in Bellingham, searching in the 98225 zip code could save you more than $200 a month compared to 98226 median rental prices.

Rental prices also fluctuated throughout Bellingham in the 98225 and 98226 zip codes. RentHub reports median rental prices for homes, multiplexes and apartments of all sizes. Prices in November:

It decreased in the 98225 zip code from the average of $1,775 in October to $1,735 in November.

It increased in the 98226 ZIP code from the average of $1,950 in October to $1,956 in November.

A graph of median rental prices for all properties in Washington by zip code updated December 2023.
A graph of median rental prices for all properties in Washington by zip code updated December 2023.

Rental Prices in Whatcom County

Rental prices also vary by zip code throughout Whatcom County. In November, ZIP code 98229 had the highest median rental prices in Whatcom County at $1,995, compared to the lowest prices in ZIP code 98225 of $1,775.

Renthub also compared average rental prices by year. Compared to November 2022, the average rental prices this November:

It increased 0.15% in the 98226 zip code.

The 98225 zip code decreased by 4.05%.

It increased 10.83% in the 98229 zip code.

A map of the percentage change in the median rent for all properties by zip code, updated December 2023.
A map of the percentage change in the median rent for all properties by zip code, updated December 2023.

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