Ferndale is located in the NW area of Washington State close to the Nooksack River, and was officially incorporated on March 19, 1907. Once named 'Jam' because of its prior location near a logjam on the river, the City was later renamed to Ferndale by a school teacher who admired ferns that grew around the original old school house from days gone by.

Today, Ferndale is a welcome community of over 12,000 people, located on the Interstate 5 corridor, approximately 6 miles north of Bellingham and 13 miles south of the Canadian Border. There are many nearby winter and water attractions including Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, numerous lakes, and the Nooksack River that make Ferndale a great choice to relocate with excellent real estate opportunities to purchase your own home, property, condominium or land to build a custom home.