Ferndale, Washington is the fastest growing city in Whatcom County, and for good reason. The area is only a 15-20 minute drive from Bellingham, 20 minutes from the Canadian border, and has its own small-town charm and distinct personality. The historic downtown borders the Nooksack River, and features a boardwalk along the riverfront. Ferndale is generally more open in its landscape than Bellingham. Ferndale offers a wide variety of housing options. You can find multiple new construction development, historic homes near downtown, and more rural farm land with homes on acreage.