This neighborhood is perched at the top of Alabama Hill and is home to Alabama Street, the steep arterial most people take to get to Lake Whatcom from the city. Many residents in the Alabama neighborhood have views of the Lake Whatcom or the city, depending on which side of the hill they live. On the north side of the neighborhood, sidewalk-lined streets wind around the crest of the hill and the well-kept yards in front of large homes built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. The south side of the neighborhood has a less-planned feel, with older houses and no sidewalks but similarly spectacular views. Alabama Hill also provides easy access to the interurban trail system, giving residents walk-ability to Barkley Village to the north, and Whatcom Falls Park to the south. Alabama Hill schools are Roosevelt Elementary, Whatcom Middle School, and Bellingham High School. Although the top of the hill on the north side cuts into Silverbeach elementary and Squalicum High school lines.