Named for the waterway that runs through the heart of town, Salmon Creek, located just north of Vancouver, Washington, is a suburban community which can stand on its own. Where Interstates 5 and 205 intersect has grown a town of around 20,000, covering just over six square miles.
Just as the salmon that once were so abundant here that farmers used them as fertilizer for their orchards, amenities and institutions have sprung up here to provide for all of the needs of the residents. Washington State University’s Salmon Creek Campus, a jewel on a 350-acre campus, is just one of the area’s excellent public schools. Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital is one of America’s Top Ten Green hospitals. The Three Creeks Library and array of shopping, dining and service businesses would keep any town busy, but the recreational activities, hosted by 35 acres of developed parkland and 368 acres of greenspace, as well as miles of trails for hiking and biking, entice the citizens to get outside. A variety of youth sports programs and an indoor sports arena give kids plenty to do. No wonder half of the homeowners have remained in their same house for more than five years, and three-fourths of the homes are occupied by families with children.
A wide range of home values and types, including condos, townhomes, apartments, and single-family homes, offer homebuyers lots of options. Neighborhoods here are stable, established and in-demand, making Salmon Creek the sought-after treasure of Clark County, Washington.