July 25, 2019

Additional information of available properties

If you are uncertain about where to buy a home in Clark County or Vancouver, Washington, you can download and print our Listings Overview where we have categorized properties by type and location. It's best if you visit each are in your price range to get an idea of how far your investment will stretch in that area. You will also find our individual property flyers with more detailed information and images. Click here for the map flyer.

 

 

July 25, 2019

Living in Vancouver

Are you thinking about living in Vancouver? You have good reason, like our clean air, plentiful water, mountains, waterways, great fishing, and even the ocean in less than a two-hour drive. If you like diversity, come join us! Vancouver is becoming a robust melting pot of people from every region. Add to this the investment into our parks, our stunning waterfront with new restaurants and it begs the question – what are you waiting for?

 

In 1974, Vancouver and Clark County was a small community and our major thoroughfares had only two lane roads, sweeping wheat fields, dogwood trees. You could view the most beautiful sunsets at night with no building obstructions. Kids could ride their bikes to Lacamas or Vancouver Lake from anywhere and not be concerned with traffic. Much has changed in Vancouver since that time. Lacamas Lake which once was a pristine and natural habitat is now surrounded by new developments, shopping and lodging. Like many small cities in Clark County, Vancouver and Camas are growing up.

 

Ridgefield is now one of the hottest cities in our area, and was reported on May 25th, 2018 as the fastest growing city in the state of Washington. Unfortunately, most of the available property has been developed and Clark County isn't adding much in the way of municipal pipe and infrastructure in that area due to the exorbitant cost. Buyers must consider new options. La Center is a small community with only 5,000 residents and offers more lot size and house for the money...and it's growing quickly too. Other small communities like Battle Ground, Washougal, Brush Prairie, Amboy and Woodland (half is in Clark County) are also seeing fast growth with Oregonians and Californians coming up with in masses.

 

C-Tran and public transportation provides connections to our sister city Portland and you can get around town fairly easily. Bike trails are plenty and the outdoor enthusiast has unlimited options for fun. 

 

Clark County profiles stats (as of June 10, 2018)

 

 

Washington state population: 7,2888,000

Clark County makes up 6.4% of the state’s population

High school graduate or higher: 91.7%

Greater Clark parks district parks: 30 (with 5 more planned)

Clark County population: 467,018

Clark County is the second most densely populated county in the state

Veteran population: 34,137 (10.1% of 18+ civilized population)

Mean travel time to work 26 minutes

County population by city

Ridgefield: 7,066

Camas: 21,393

Washougal: 15,466

Battle Ground: 20,110

Yacolt: 1,566

Northern regions (Woodland, Kalama, La Center): 11,359

Born in Washington: 155,288

Foreign born: 46,961

Median age: 38

Average family size: 3.23

Individuals below poverty level: 10.2%

Median household income: $62,879

Own: 64.7%

Rent: 35.3%

Occupied housing units: 164,354 (95.1%)

Median rent: $1,022

Median mortgage: $1,620

Vacant housing units: 8,520 (4.9%)

Median home sales price: $320,321

1/3 of the labor force over 50,000 workers commutes to Portland daily, while only 11,000 commutes in the opposite direction

 

If you are considering moving to Vancouver, someone from the NW Home Builder Group Team would be glad to take you on a Vancouver tour and show you around. We will take you to a few of our favorite hot spots. If you are interested in a private tour, please call us at (360) 521-1973. To see our exclusive properties, please visit our NW Home Builder Website.

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July 31, 2017

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