Homes for Sale in Maple Falls

History of Maple Falls

Just twenty-six miles from Bellingham on the Mount Baker Highway, the quaint town of Maple Falls rests peacefully. It is rich in relics of a historic industry, yet still very much endowed with natural splendor. The town was originally founded 1889 when early homesteader George Albert King and his wife, Caroline, settled near the crossroads of what is now Silver Lake Road and the Mount Baker gold trail. They had a vision for the area with lush, dense forestland in bountiful supply. King immediately saw the potential for the construction of a lumber mill.

When King allotted ten acres of land for a town site, the community immediately saw rapid population. With remnant prospectors of the dwindling Mount Baker Gold Rush, in search of new opportunities for work. Maple Falls quickly became a center of logging and milling activity in the Pacific Northwest, establishing itself as an important railroad stop in a booming local lumber business. At one point in time, Maple Falls was on its way to becoming the next bustling metropolis of the Pacific Northwest. However, in 1924,misfortune struck when the railroad raised the cost of shipping timber to the market. This caused several lumber companies in the area to die out. Maple Falls never realized its full potential as an economic hotspot, but it leaves behind stories, memories, and artifacts of a vibrant and colorful piece of Washington history.

Today, Maple Falls exists as a small, tranquil community, tucked snugly into the folds of the scenic Mount Baker landscape. The contemporary attractions to Maple Falls are of a new sort: vacationers, tourists, and skiers flock to the area to take part in the sights, sounds, and smells of this glorious slice of backcountry paradise. Maple Falls hasn’t recanted any of its natural beauty. Silver Lake remains a pristine community gem, with beautiful scenery and healthy populations of trout available for seasonal fishing. The surrounding evergreen forestry remains an excellent destination for vacationing campers and hikers. Mt. Baker ever presently overlooks the town, beckoning new prospects of climbing, skiing, and adventuring.

 

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8213 Colfax Ct Maple Falls, WA 98266

$52,000
0.22 Acre Lot
9,489 Sqft Lot
Status A
MLS # 1386743
Property Type 40 - Res-less Thn 1 Ac
Fully serviced "ready to build" lot in Red Mountain View, the newest residential community in the Mount Baker foothills. All lots are level and clear with utilities including electricity, high speed internet, public water and sewer in place. Enjoy tranquil living and natural surroundings in this new neighborhood only nine miles from Mount Baker National Forest and seventeen miles east of Bellingham. Additional lots in Red Mountain View are available. Directions: I-5 East on Sunset and Mount Baker Hwy (542) to Kendall Rd. West on Kendall Rd. to Peaceful Valley Dr. East on Peaceful Valley Dr. to King Valley Dr. East to Winchester Way and South to Colfax Ct.

8497 Golden Valley Dr Maple Falls, WA 98226

$50,000
0.24 Acre Lot
10,659 Sqft Lot
Status A
MLS # 1360254
Property Type 20 - Manuf-single Wide
Owner financing available on this. 3 Bedroom 1 and three quarter baths, needs TLC, livable home would make great primary residence or rental property. Level lot, plenty of room for a garden and outbuildings. Directions: Mt. Baker HWY to Kendall, left at round about to Paradise Lakes, Right on Cimmaron, then Golden Valley.

6123 Willow Place Maple Falls, WA 98266

$43,900
0.19 Acre Lot
8,130 Sqft Lot
Status A
MLS # 1397767
Property Type 40 - Res-less Thn 1 Ac
Fantastic level wooded building lot ready for you to build! This level lot is located at the end of a small cu-de-sac with neighbors on both sides. There is a permitted 2 bedroom gravity feed septic system installed on the lot, water and power at the street. Mature evergreens could be left or possibly logged to help offset your building costs. Partially fenced on 3 sides. Great location! 34 miles to Mt. Baker Ski area, 24 miles to Bellingham, and an easy drive to the BC border crossings. Directions: I-5 to exit 255, then east on Mt Baker Scenic Byway (State Highway 542) to Kendall Road, go left at the roundabout. Follow to right on Shamrock, then left on Golden Valley, then right on Willow Place.

0 Chisholm Trail Maple Falls, WA 98266

$28,000
0.17 Acre Lot
7,381 Sqft Lot
Status A
MLS # 1405285
Property Type 40 - Res-less Thn 1 Ac
Lovely level lot with trees and water in street. Bring your home plans! Hurry, not many lots left in the area at this price! Directions: Off the Kendall Hwy turn onto Oregon Trail. Turn right onto Kiowa Cut. Turn left on Chisholm Trail. Lot on the right.

 

 

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