Battle Ground is named after an event in
1855 is which a pending battle between a
group of local volunteer settlers and Native
Americans never took place. The conflict
ended peacefully through negotiations.
Today, Battle Ground is a rapidly growing
city of about 20,000 residents, who enjoy all
of the amenities of a big city with a small
town, close-knit feel. At the foot of the
Cascade Mountains, Battle Ground is 25
miles from Portland, Oregon, and one of
the fastest growing communities in the state
of Washington as more people move north,
away from the relatively denser Vancouver
area. Commercial areas include the Vintage
District with boutique shopping, and the
newly developed Battle Ground Village,
with newer apartments, townhomes, and
single-family homes right next door.
Nestled about an hour east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Cascade Range
and just north of the Columbia River, Clark County, Washington is an energetic,
attractive place to live, work and play. Natural beauty, historic sites and lively
downtown communities with charming restaurants, craft breweries and year-round events make this a thriving destination.
Quality jobs and schools, low business costs, abundant outdoor options, a low
crime rate and a low cost of living are among the many reasons people and
businesses come to the area. Easy access to a major international airport and
an international west coast freeway make travel fast and convenient.
With 655 acres, Clark County enjoys healthy growth while retaining its rural flavor.
Vancouver, the county’s largest city, straddles Interstate 5. The cities of Camas
and Washougal are upriver to the east; Battle Ground sits in the county’s center;
Ridgefield and La Center abut wildlife refuges to the north; and, the town of
Yacolt lies in the shadow of Mount St. Helens. Still, the county offers small farms,
wineries, equestrian facilities and recreational opportunities on its lakes, rivers,
parks and trails.
Downtown Vancouver is seeing several revitalization efforts, including two multi-million-dollar projects that will bring more urban living options, green spaces,
offices, shops and restaurants to the shore of the Columbia River, the nation’s
third largest. Major employers include healthcare organizations, electronics
manufacturing and the financial sector.
With no state income tax and an excellent quality of life, Clark County is one of
the most livable places in the U.S. More information about the county is at visit-vancouverusa.com.
Photo courtesy of Visit Vancouver USA Battle Ground
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