Just a few miles north of Vancouver, Washington, and a short hop off Interstate 5 lies the town of Ridgefield, bordered on its west side by astounding beauty and plentiful waterways. This growing community of just under 5,000 residents welcomes its transition from small town to “regional center of innovative industry.”
The 5,150-acre Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, with its gentle hills and serene setting, offers unparalleled views as well as wonderful recreational opportunities. An old-fashioned American vintage downtown with many historic buildings and walkable streets leads to a dynamic and vibrant waterfront. Elements of the original incorporation in 1909 are still on view, but going even farther back to its beginnings as a Native American Chinook village on the banks of Lake River, archeological artifacts have been preserved from that long-ago era. These waterways saw the Lewis and Clark Expedition both on its way to the Pacific and on its journey back.
Potential homeowners have their choice of living styles and prices, including townhomes, condos, single family homes and acreage. This is the time to invest in Ridgefield. While honoring and treasuring its past, this region is eagerly preparing for dramatic growth.