Diversity; Vancouver offers a wide range of communities and types of living and diverse housing choices. There are Luxury Homes, and affluent communities, there are 55+ Communities, some on Golf Courses. We have First time Home buyer properties and Condominiums, some homes have Views, some are located on Waterfronts. There is urban living as well as Homes on Acerage. Like most area’s many values have been affected by Short Sales, which might then become Bank Owned, or foreclosed properties.
Communities; Clark County is made up of many outlying communities and Rural hubs; such as, Battleground, Camas, Washougal, Ridgefield, La Center, Brush Prarie, Yacolt, Amboy and some of Woodland. These preceeding area’s would be the incorporated and area’s of their own govenment in addition too, Vancouver. With in Vancouver proper or downtown, there are un-incorporated area’s such as Salmon Creek, Felida, Lake Shore, Hazel Dell, Brush Prarie, Orchards, Cascade Park, Fisher’s Landing, The Heights, Minnehaha, Lincoln and FruitValley are but some of the larger communities, there are others.
Tax Benefits; Oh yea, we’re taxed on our property, and the cost of goods sold, but we do not pay a State Income tax and that is big for people that are retiring and coming from other states that are increasing their Income taxes, this creates a big draw for people that can relocate here or have the option to live here and work in Oregon.
Schools; Are a big draw to our area as we have some of the best Public education available through, Vancouver School District, Evergreen School District, Camas, Washougal, Ridgefield, Battleground, Hockinson, and Woodland. Not only are they good, they are some of the larger employers to the area. These are only the Public schools, there are Private Schools and there is quite a Home Schooling co-operative and resources also. Also located here are the School for the Deaf and The Blind School.We also have continuing education through Clark College and Washington State University /Vancouver.
Medical; SW Washington Medical center , Legacy Hospital and Kaiser Permanente are the largest emergency and full service medical facilities. They are surrounded with many other Care facilities and Medical care is the largest employing sector in the area at this time.