The task of finding off-campus housing can be daunting. With over 10 property managers in Bellingham alone and an enormous rental market, finding housing that fits your needs and budget is a problem. Luckily, the AS Review is here to help. Below is a list of popular properties for students around Western’s campus. Managers are constantly updating their websites to pre-lease for fall. Make sure to be update yourself on what properties are available.

Property management companies:


Son-Rise Property Management
(360) 738-3700
http://www.son-rise.net
Son-Rise Property Management is already pre-leasing some of their properties. Their leases begin in June, July, August or September so finding a lease to fit any student’s move in schedule is possible. Receptionist Wendy McLeod said that many tenants want to end their leases early due to graduation. Currently, students who graduated in winter quarter or who will graduate spring quarter will end their leases early, so if new tenants were to take over that lease they could stay until the end of the original lease and renew it for another year.
“We’re relatively flexible on leases. You can pick whatever unit that has a lease ending at the time you need it,” McLeod said. “Usually if a lease ends and a tenant needs to stay we will accommodate them.”

Chuckanut Property Management
(360) 733-3640
http://www.chuckanutproperty.com
Chuckanut Property Management owns many properties in the Western area. Only some are shown on our list, and owner Marc Cascio encourages students who are interested in seeing more properties to look at their website. Currently, they are updating their website to include all their pre-leasing inventory.

Adams Property Management
(360) 671-8470
http://www.adamsprop.com
With 29 years of property managing experience, Adams Property Management still serves Bellingham. Though they currently have one available property near Western, they will be learning of more in the near future.
Usually, they require tenants to decide by the end of April if they will renew their lease, Howard Adams said. After April, they will have a better idea of what properties will be available in fall for students.

Bayview Property Management
(360) 734-5420
http://www.bayviewpm.com
Bayview Property Management requires its tenants to give 20-day notice before they vacate. Currently, they are unsure of what housing they will have for next fall. But the company has properties near Western area and their units for next year will start to fill in the next few months. Their website will be continually updated and maintained with new pre-leases.

North Campus properties:


Laurel Apartments: 965 N. Garden St.
Manager: Son-Rise Property Management
Bedrooms: Studio and one bedrooms available
Rent: $550 to $625, depending on the view
Amenities: Water, sewer, and garbage are paid

607 N. Garden St
Manager: Chuckanut Property Management
Bedrooms: Three
Rent: $1385

814 High St
Manager: Chuckanut Property Management
Bedrooms: Two seperate apartments in a converted home, one 2 bedroom and the other three bedroom
Rent: $815, two bedroom;
$1395, three bedroom

1011 High St
Manger: Chuckanut Property Management
Bedrooms: Two
Rent: $795

821 Indian St
Manager: Adams Property Management
Bedrooms: One
Rent: $795
Amenities: All utilities except phone and cable are
paid

813 Indian St
Manager: Apex Property Management
Bedrooms: Two
Rent: $745
Amenities: Water, sewer, garbage paid; dishwasher;
two-car parking

South Campus properties:


Woodridge Apartments: 320 32nd St
Manager: Son-Rise Property Management
Bedrooms: Two
Rent: $865, first floor; $880, second floor; $895, top floor
Amenities: Water, sewer, and garbage are paid; fire place

University Hills: 808 21st St
Manager: Son-Rise Property Management
Bedrooms: studio, one, and two bedrooms available
Rent: $655, studio and one bedroom; $799, two bedroom
Amenities: Water, sewer, and garbage are paid; garbage disposal and dishwasher; onsite laundry

2000 Knox Ave
Manager: Chuckanut Property Management
Bedrooms: Two
Rent: $700
Amenities: Water, sewer, and garbage are paid; onsite laundry

2150 Douglas St
Manager: Chuckanut Property Management
Bedrooms: Two
Rent: $725

2001 Knox Ave
Manager: Chuckanut Property Management
Bedrooms: 2
Rent: $775 and up
Amenities: Water, sewer, and garbage are paid

3131 Ferry Ave
Manager: Chuckanut Property Management
Bedrooms: 2
Rent: $650 and up

3180 Adams Ave
Manager: Ballard Property Management
Bedrooms: one and two bedrooms available
Rent: $550 to $575, one bedroom; $670 to $675, two bedroom

Gateway Apartments: 230/240/250 32nd St
Manager: Apex Property Management
Bedrooms: One and two bedrooms available
Rent: $625 to $745, one bedroom; $775 to $925, two bedroom
Amenities: Water, sewer, garbage paid; laundry in unit; dishwasher