Vancouver: decidedly Washington, distinctively America!*

As an integral part of a vibrant two-state metropolitan area, Clark County maintains the historical traditions established at Fort Vancouver in 1824 and developed distinctively as the anchor community of Southwest Washington.  The independent spirit of the pioneers continues to impel the measured progress of this dynamic, modern business center.

Once driven by the commerce of the natural assets of the surrounding lands, beginning with the fur trade, then agriculture and timber, river transportation, and evolving energy production and World War II ship-building, Vancouver is an integral part of a major Pacific seaport, home to high-tech manufacturing, a wealth of business variety and professional services, and superb educational opportunities. We host major regional headquarters for timber producers, energy providers, engineering and construction firms, trans-shippers, and we now, most notably, welcome Peace Health to our community.

We are extremely proud of the heath-care excellence available here, with world-class providers, state-of-the-art facilities and community supported programs for better health. Clark College and Washington State University Vancouver are paragons of educational innovation here. And our citizens take great pride in the high quality of   our involvement in the affairs of government and our civic pride in volunteer service in support of our professional, educational and cultural assets.

The natural beauty and recreational opportunities of the region are legendary and await your experience. We are in the midst of many and varied water resources and are within an hour-and-a-half or so of spectacular Cascade peaks, lush temperate rain forests, spectacular ocean beaches, and vast high desert country. The Columbia River Gorge, with its sensational waterfalls, is only minutes away.

Pride of ownership is abundantly evident in our diverse neighborhoods, and residential selections abound, with friendly neighbors awaiting your arrival and hoping to share our quality of life.

These are some of the reasons we live here. Ask us for more!

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