Nestled along the bank of the Columbia River, Vancouver is one of Washington’s largest cities. As home to more than 160,000 residents, Vancouver is also a part of the Portland metropolitan area and has been named one of the top 100 American cities in which to reside.
Vancouver’s economy is associated with the neighboring city of Portland, Oregon. The top employers in Vancouver include medical facilities, public schools, the BNSF Railway and the city of Vancouver.
This city is serviced by two school districts, Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen School District. Between the two districts, Vancouver includes 12 high schools, 12 middle schools and more than 30 elementary schools. The city also includes a school for the deaf, school for the blind and homeschooling academy. Residents often attend the local Clark College or Washington State University for additional education.
Vancouver certainly has a lot of fun to offer. Arts and culture have experienced a recent resurgence. Downtown Vancouver is home to a number of galleries and other cultural centers. Music is a major component of the artistic scene in Vancouver, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Sleep Country Amphitheater. Wineries and local breweries are readily available.
One of the many reasons families choose to move to Vancouver is the availability of recreational fun. Clark County offers many opportunities for hiking, sailing, swimming, fishing and much more.
Vancouver is often blanketed by clouds that cover these Western Lowlands. On clear days, homes in this city have majestic views of the Coast Range, Mount Saint Helens and Mount Hood.