A common perception about Washougal is that it is far away. It isn't; and I talk about its proximity in the blog post below. Washougal offers some amazing view properties and a great variety of upscale homes that are generally priced 15-25% less than rival Camas. Washougal also offers a nice selection of vintage homes and smaller starter homes and with prices that remain affordable in this increasingly more expensive housing market.
Washougal is a classic small town that is big enough to offer the daily services of a larger city without losing the charm of rural America. Washougal is also very close in to all the "big-city" services of Vancouver and Portland.
The blog post below was re-posted from my blog, "Enjoy the View" take a look at it below and see that Washougal has much to offer.
In all fairness Washougal actually covers an enormous area once you get out of "town". There are places up in the mountains with a Washougal address that are easily 20 minutes to town. Even still, any location in the "country" is likely to require a bit of extra driving, it is the price one pays for the seclusion afforded to country living.
There are two Washougals. The city of Washougal which offers up some fantastic Columbia River view properties that rival the much more expensive Prune Hill in Camas. These homes are less than 20 minutes to the airport. Then there is rural Washougal. Here you will find a virtual cornucopia of small acreage properties across a variety of price ranges. many of these properties feature a fantastic view. The views range from Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, to Portland city, and across to the Coastal Mountains.
Washougal and Camas are immediately adjacent to each other. They share a common business corridor along 3rd Street / E Street. Washougal however offers generally lower property taxes and lower housing prices overall. This can spell value for the savvy shopper.
We are so spoiled here in Clark County Washington. Our out of the way destinations are still only half an hour out!
So come out and visit Washougal and when you do, be sure to Enjoy the View.