Point Roberts border is the weirdest US-Canada Border. This city has US zip code, and if you want to do real estate activities, it has to be done the US way!
Are you planning to go to Point Roberts WA from Vancouver BC because of the gas prices, its marina, airport, or even the weather? check this post out!
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Recent history of Point Roberts WA
Point Roberts is officially a part of the USA, even though it is separated from the motherland. Its only border is with Delta, BC in Canada. The story is kind of funny when in the 18th Century Britons and Americans worked on making an official border between the US and Canada, they picked up a ruler and drew it along the map. A few years later, after checking that line carefully, the British discovered that this tiny part of BC is a part of the US! They asked to get it back and give the US a piece of land somewhere else which has never been accepted till now!
The reason behind Point Robert’s name
The first part of its name is after a British Royal Navy officer called “Henry Roberts” who was a friend of “George Vancouver” and the second part is according to the fact that it looks like a dot on the map.
People and Education system
Around 1300 people call it home and they got a school that is used for 1st to 3rd grade. from 4th grade and onward, the students have to cross the border twice to go to school in Blaine, WA which is the nearest US city to them.
This town gets used mostly by Canadians. they go over there for various reasons like cheap gasoline, cheap grocery and post office which is the coolest one because they can enjoy US national post rates for online shopping from websites like Amazon.com. These kinds of activities are the main income source of locals. Their community is so safe that the US sends protected witnesses over there to live there safely thanks to strict border crossing!
Beach, Marina and Golf course in Point Roberts
Restaurants in Point Roberts
The average rating of almost all the businesses in Point Roberts is 4 stars or above which interprets to nice people!
If you’re looking for a pure pacific northwest cuisine, try Saltwater Café. They are popular for their atmosphere and big portions. Their specials change depending on the season. You can check out their Website to look at their menu.
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