Wheres the York Neighborhood?
Revised 2020-07-12 1300
Whatcom Creek is the York neighborhoods northern boundary. The I-5 freeway is the eastern boundary, and on the south were bordered by Samish Way and Abbott Street. The neighborhood extends westerly toward downtown to State and Holly streets. Main thoroughfares that run through the neighborhood are Lakeway Drive, Ellis Street, and Samish Way.
The York neighborhood is served by a surprisingly large number of Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) bus lines, considering our relatively small size, conveniently connecting us with many other neighborhoods and destinations. As of 2017:
and all of these routes except the 92 originate at the downtown bus station.
Historic landmarks within the neighborhood include the Garden Street United Methodist Church (1330 North Garden Street, built in 1912), Magnolia Court Apartments (510 Magnolia Street, built in 1908), and Nelsons Market (514 Potter Street, built in 1895). Take a walking tour of the neighborhood by checking out the Historic Map (coming soon).
For a more detailed geographical description see our Who We Are Geography and Demographics section.
Maps: (Official maps courtesy of the City of Bellingham website)
RepresentationYork is in Washington’s 2nd Congressional District. Our US Senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and our US Representative is Rick Larsen.
At the state level, we’re mostly in the 40th Legislative District, represented by State senator Liz Lovelett and state representatives Debra Lekanoff and Jeff R. Morris; the northwest corner of York is in the 42nd Legislative District, represented by State senator Doug Ericksen and State representatives Luanne Van Werven and Sharon Shewmake. At the county level, we’re in County Council District 1, represented by Barry Buchanan.
Locally, York is in the City’s 227th, 228th, and 247th Precincts, which are in Wards 3 and 5, and our representatives on the Bellingham City Council are Daniel Hammill and Terry Bornemann. City Council meetings happen twice a month, at City Hall, on Monday evenings.