Hazel Dell, an unincorporated area northwest of Vancouver, Washington, is framed by beauty. The southernmost delineation is Burnt Bridge Creek, on the west is Vancouver Lake, then going toward the northwest is Lake Shore, around to Salmon Creek on the north, and then the communities of Rye and Minnehaha lie on the east. Hazel Dell is like a secret suburb close enough to Vancouver and Portland, Oregon to commute and far enough away to feel like a retreat.
Homeowners enjoy living in their well-established neighborhoods. In the business district dozens of eateries and shops, including familiar chain stores such as Target and Safeway, as well as banks and medical offices serve the residents’ needs. And just beyond the communities’ borders lies untouched greenspace to explore.
Hazel Dell started off as a rural area named after a nut orchard. A few small acreage farms still exist. The post-World War II housing boom left its mark here, making it a haven for those in search of the midcentury architectural style. But new home developments as well as townhomes and condos offer the clean lines and Northwest Aesthetic treasured by many. Hazel Dell is a community which has it all.