Ferndale History

Welcome to Ferndale

Welcome to Ferndale, WA, one of the fastest growing cities in the Northwest (ranking 24th out of 281 Washington cities in growth from 2010 – 2016 and still growing)!  With a population of 14,700 friendly folks (30,000 including unincorporated Ferndale), Ferndale is the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer.  Located almost equally between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC, we boast fishing, hiking trails, boating, camping, hunting, skiing, golfing, historical parks and so much more and that’s just within minutes of our front door.  We have great schools, affordable housing, commercial land for your business, and a beautiful Historic downtown.  Unlike it’s neighbors, Ferndale began as a timber and dairy town and holds strong to its agricultural roots.  But today is considered a more industrial or manufacturing city.  With strong economic growth, small town charm, and stunning views of Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands, it’s one of the most desirable cities to live in in Whatcom County and Washington State.