The Silver Beach Neighborhood offers a mix of small platted lots and rural living. There is a wide variety of ages and styles of housing in this neighborhood. The Silver Beach Neighborhood's key amenity is Lake Whatcom. Lake Whatcom provides beautiful views, recreational opportunities and a unique setting. The undeveloped backdrops of the hills that surround the neighborhood also help give the neighborhood part of its character.
Streets vary greatly in different sections of the neighborhood. Where recent developments have taken place such as the Big Rock Estates, the Silver Shores plat, etc., streets are developed to standard with curbs and gutters. In other sparsely settled or older residential areas the streets are relatively narrow and lack improvements.