Nestled in the hills east of Vancouver, Washington overlooking the sparkling Columbia River is a town more than one hundred years old that has regenerated itself. Originally named for a lily that nurtured local peoples, Camas continues to be a focal point of business, industry, and thriving neighborhoods. Camas has evolved from a small mill town to a bustling industrial park uniquely situated both close to the Portland International Airport and large metro area as well as the recreational hub of the Columbia River.
Deceptively small at just under 20,000 residents, this little city is a key player in attracting international businesses. Pacific Rim Boulevard is the home to Cascade Business Park, with companies including Sharp Microelectronics and Sharp Labs of America, Linear Technology, Wafer Tech, Underwriters Laboratories, and several others. Yet along that same road which leads to Prune Hill, named for its formerly extensive orchards, one can find large executive homes with views of Portland, the Columbia River, and Mount Hood. Continuing on into the historic old town district, you can appreciate the efforts of the Downtown Visioning Committee Project, restoring the city center’s vibrant hum of activity while honoring its historic roots. Family-centered neighborhoods, parks and open spaces, a diverse economy, and beauty and recreation make Camas a jewel on the Columbia River.
Well-placed in the hills to capture the views, seated on acreage for privacy, country club living on the golf course, or bordering the river or lake, homes in Camas reflect its history and its future. A classic Craftsman, a newer Northwest aesthetic, or a townhome for those with a busy lifestyle – all can be found here. Camas continues to bloom into the splendor of its namesake.