The Alabama Hill Neighborhood is predominantly a residential neighborhood with single family, detached houses built during the 1960'w and 1970's. The majority of the street improvements and platting were accomplished after contemporary deign practices were well established and the Bellingham Subdivision Ordinance was enacted. Homes are predominately of contemporary design and oriented toward views of the bay and city. Broad, curved streets, cul-de-sacs, limited access to arterial streets, sidewalks adjoining curbs, and alley-less lots with a two/one depth/width ratio are common features in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood.
In addition, the neighborhood has many excellent views of the city and bay, a high level of maintenance of the homes, and good opportunities for access to open space. Whatcom Falls Park at the south end of Alabama Hill represents an opportunity for open space amenities in the neighborhood.