What you need to know about Vancouver, WA

Vancouver, WA, located less than 20 minutes from Portland, OR, is known for its scenic views and outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain climbing, which help make it one of Livability.com's Top 10 Staycation Cities. Vancouver also features attractions such as the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, and is home to a variety of restaurants that serve locally produced, sustainable food.

Top 10 Child Libraries 2012
Top 10 Staycation Cities 2012


Interested in learning more about the business climate in the Vancouver, Washington area? Visit BusinessClimate.com

Business Climate
Vancouver, WA Area Ports Have It All, From Manufacturing to Railways
The positive economic impact of the ports of Ridgefield, Camas-Washougal and Vancouver USA.


Homes Owned 50.32%
50.32% Complete
Homes Rented 49.68%
49.68% Complete

Real Estate

In Vancouver, Washington

Ready to move to Vancouver? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Vancouver.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In Vancouver, Washington

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Vancouver rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Vancouver, Washington

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Vancouver.


Most residents are
5-17 Years old
Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA
Vancouver's Esther Short Park Hosts Concerts, Festivals and More
Story about Ester Short Park and how it is a central hub for entertainment. Events include concerts, festivals, farmers market and more.


In Vancouver, Washington

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Vancouver.


Bachelor’s Degree 25%
25% Complete
Graduated High School 89%
89% Complete

Vancouver, WA's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Child Libraries 2012
Top 10 Staycation Cities 2012