Don Humphrey

Where to Live in Vancouver Washington

The Vancouver Washington area covers 46 square miles and is home to 161,000 residents making it the 4th largest citywhere to live in Vancouver WA in Washington and th 23rd largest in the US. With the city limits stretching from the Shillapoo Wildlife Recreation Area on the west side of the city all the way practically to Lacamas Lake on the east. It also spans from the Oregon / Washington border north to Minnehaha and Walnut Grove. But these are still places in the Vancouver Metropolitan area. Where to live in Vancouver is just as important as finding the right house and I want to help you find not only the home but the right location in the Vancouver real estate market.

There are several neighborhoods within Vancouver:

Fruit Valley / Carter Park, Lincoln, Hough and Shumway are off to the west side of I-5 and allow for easy access to the freeway if you are going north or south. These areas offer more space and land and possible ranches and farms for those wanting that type of property. Shumway is home to the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and the railway is on this side of the city.

North Vancouver - Hazel Dell / West Minnehaha, Lake Shore, and Starcrest. These are located north Vancouver to outside the city limits to the north. These areas surround I-5 and offer smaller communities and great school districts. The Hazel Dell area actually encompasses Hazel Del North, West Hazel Dell, Hazel Dell South and Northeast Hazel Dell.  This area is still in Clark County and is home to about 20,000 residents total in all four areas.  The Hazel Dell area stretches as far as Salmon Creek and Barberton Washington.

where to live in Vancouver WashingtonJust outside of Vancouver to the northeast is Minnehaha, Walnut Grove, Five Corners,  and Orchards. These areas surround the I205 that runs north and south through east Vancouver to the Oregon border. This area is home to numerous elementary, middle and high schools with dozens of local businesses, quiet neighborhoods and convenient access at the interchange of 205 and highway 500.

East of The I-5 Corridor in Vancouver is the districts of Bagley Downs, North Garrison Heights, Cascade Park West and East, and several smaller neighborhoods on the edge of the Vancouver City Limits to the east. This area has easy access to Oregon and north to I-5 via the I205 and Hwy 14 or the Lewis and Clark Highway running east and west from I-5 and along the Columbia River. There are many homes, river-front properties and great neighborhood parks in this area.

I would love to show you all the amazing neighborhood and communities if you're deciding on where to live in Vancouver. Give me a call anytime. Be sure to contact me below or email me at for any more information on our area or to check out any Vancouver WA homes and real estate.

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