Larger lot sizes and acreage can be found around the rural outskirts of the city of Vancouver, just a 10-20 minute drive to common amenities and resources.
Each area is a little different in accessibility and home types, but you may consider the following if have livestock, or just want some extra breathing room. Brush Prairie and Hockinson feel bright and open, oftentimes with more cleared land and super desirable ranch-style homes. Battle Ground and Ridgefield still have their own small city centers so they're not quite as remote, and a fair amount of new construction is still taking place. Last but not least, Yacolt and Amboy are deeper in winding forested roads but offer the ultimate privacy and nature on your property. In each of these areas, wells and septic tanks on site are common solutions for water and sewage. Price per square foot is little lower in these areas (except Brush Prairie) compared to the rest of Clark County, but the increased lot sizes might break list prices even.
Commute Time to Downtown: 20-30 Minutes, depending on area.
Commute Time to PDX Airport: 30 Minutes, depending on traffic.
Outdoor Highlights and Things to Do:
Pomeroy Living History Farm: This historical farm house and country land is great for the family to visit, with seasonal community events from pumpkin patches to Christmas tree farms.
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: Open May-December, this excursion is pulled by an 1841 diesel locomotive, taking passengers through scenic northern Clark County from Yacolt to Moulton Falls and Chelatchie Prairie and back.
Moulton Falls Regional Park: 387 acres of forest featuring two waterfalls, an iconic arch bridge, volcanic rock formations, historic Indian meeting grounds, a swing bridge on Big Tree Creek and access to the 7.5-mile Bells Mountain Trail.
Lucia Falls Regional Park: 24 acres along the Lewis River, and a 2.5 mile trail connecting to Moulton Falls Regional Park, perfect for a hike and picnic.
Vary based on the sprawling locations named above but the big ones are likely:
• Fred Meyers
Pawpproval: 4/4 Paws
"I don't even need to leave the house for endless entertainment, zoomies, rabbits and squirrels to chase, and big land with less traffic. You may want to double check if your property in this area is fenced in, though, because I'm feeling like an explorer in these parts of town and fencing big spaces can be pricey!" - Atlas
Real Estate Average Home Prices per SF(As of 8/2021):