Neighborhoods List

Airport Green

The Airport Green neighborhood was developed mostly in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and includes single family residences, 46 duplex units, an office building and a church/meeting hall of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Airport Green Neighborhood Association (AGNA) was formed in 1993, when it was still in unincorporated Clark County. The association focused its attention on development of nearby Hearthwood Park. AGNA was recognized on March 3, 1997, as the City of Vancouver’s 31st neighborhood association. Improving Hearthwood Park continues to be an association priority. AGNA members were major participants in the placement of playground equipment, a park bench and picnic table and most recently a horse shoe pit in the playground plaza.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Darryl Hebert

Deputy Chief

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Arnada

Arnada is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, characterized by vintage homes and mature trees. Despite the diversity of architectural styles, the homes blend well together to create a neighborhood with an overall traditional feeling. Other significant features in the neighborhood include Arnada Neighborhood Park which provides open space for recreation, community gatherings, and entertainment. Bicycle routes along McLoughlin and F street provide additional recreational opportunities and access to and from the neighborhood. Arnada’s special proximity to downtown and uptown provides Arnada and its residents with convenient access to many services and amenities. Many residents are able to walk, bicycle, or use public transit in traveling to business, shopping, or entertainment destinations.

Neighborhood Liaison

Brent Waddle

Risk and Safety Program Manager

Neighborhood Police Office

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Bagley Downs

The Bagley Downs Neighborhood is located in the heart of Vancouver located midway between I-5 and I-205, along the Fourth Plain Corridor. Bagley Downs neighborhood is densely populated with all types of multi-family housing, as well as single family homes. The neighborhood is also home to Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, the Jim Parsley Community Center (Home of the Boys & Girls Club), and Bagley Park, including softball fields with night lights, and a wetlands.

Within easy walking distance is a grocery store, ice cream parlor, Asian, Lebanese and Mexican markets, several fast food places, restaurants, fruit stand, Vancouver’s central post office, and many helpful services. Bagley Downs is a growing, self-contained and self-sufficient neighborhood, requiring no need to travel outside the neighborhood for most everyday needs.

Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Bella Vista

Bella Vista is a a quiet neighborhood linked together by a single meandering road where residents can enjoy themselves, secure in the knowledge that neighbors are looking out for and caring for each other. Bella Vista is a place where neighbors offer help when it is needed. Residents move comfortably and safely along well-lit tree-lined residential streets on bicycle paths and pedestrian walks that connect our parks and green spaces. With our mature “city forests”, open spaces and abundance of wild life and birds, historic Bella Vista is an oasis sandwiched within Cascade Park. With the surrounding area fully developed, our rural setting and numerous oversized lots offer our residents a premium quality of life. The development and maintenance of Bella Vista Park promotes neighborhood cohesion, aesthetic appeal, and enhances the overall livability of the neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Bennington (inactive)

The Bennington Neighborhood Association was recognized on December 21, 1998 by the Vancouver City Council.

The neighborhood is named for William S. Bennington and his brother Joseph Bennington. William was born about 1828 in Kentucky. He and Joseph settled on adjoining Donation Land Claims in Clark County in November of 1853 (the same year the Washington Territory was established by an act of Congress). Each brother’s claim consisted of 159.93 acres. It is believed the land on which the brothers lived is approximately the area that is now the Bennington Neighborhood. 

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Neighborhood Liaison

Troy Price

Vancouver Police Asst. Chief

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Burnt Bridge Creek

Neighborhood Liaison

Tim Buck

Operations Manager

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Burton Ridge

The Burton Ridge Neighborhood is located approximately 6 miles east of the city center. Our neighborhood occupies 169 acres and does not use a grid-like block system. The Burton Ridge Neighborhood is located on a ridge, creating a two-tier neighborhood with breathtaking views of Mount St. Helens. A beautiful grove of mature conifers separates the levels. The Burton Ridge neighborhood was developed exclusively for residential use, with the majority of the single-family homes built in the early seventies and eighties, although building continued into the nineties creating a variety of older and newer homes. The homes in the area are of medium price range, and taken care of with a level of pride obvious to the passerby. This is a neighborhood that has been known for its Block Parties, Christmas Parties, clean-ups, saving the trees, creating Christmas Decorations, raising funds for fire fighting equipment, and rallying around neighbors in need. Extensive retail opportunities are located relatively close so the neighbors have the opportunity for easy accessibility but still benefit from the quiet streets of a mature neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Burton Evergreen

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Neighborhood Liaison

Amy Sorenson

Utilities Administration Manager

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Carter Park

Carter Park Neighborhood’s notable features include: Carter Park, a small neighborhood park; Memorial Medical Center (at the northern boundary of the neighborhood); and Brickyard Park at Lincoln and 31 St. Some industrial uses are located in the western third of the neighborhood, west of Kauffman Avenue. The housing stock includes a number of craftsman-style bungalows and other styles of the early to mid 1900’s, as well as more recent infill housing that is more contemporary in design. Carter Park Neighborhood has sidewalks along almost every block, garages located on alleys, and numerous large trees, particularly along streets, which gives the neighborhood a pedestrian-friendly quality and charm. Residents in Carter Park have relatively good access to local shops and services, including grocery stores. The neighborhood is bordered on two of four sides by minor arterial streets which carry substantial amounts of traffic, most notably large commercial trucks on Main Street and Fourth Plain Boulevard.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Sara Baynard-Cooke

Asst. City Attorney

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Cascade Highlands

Cascade Highlands Neighborhood Association lies between Mill Plain and McGillivray to the north and south, and Blairmont/Parkcrest and SE 164th to the west and east. We’re mainly residential dwellings of both single-family and apartment complexes, with some retail establishments and additional specialized living situations. We have easy access to public transportation, major highways, grocery stores, restaurants and other shopping and entertainment establishments.

Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Cascade Southeast

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Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Central Park

Central Park is an old neighborhood with very little vacant land for development. Typical of the era when the neighborhood began, the growth was natural, not planned. Some of the early homes were built to serve as additional housing for officers and soldiers allowed to live off grounds of Fort Vancouver. The Old City Cemetery is one of the oldest in the state and is the burial site of many of Vancouver’s pioneer families, including Esther Short. Located in the heart of the Central Park neighborhood is the Washington State School for the Blind. It was established in 1886, when we were not a state, but a territory. Most of the lots are small and many of these have been meticulously maintained. The ‘newer’ homes were built in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and many of the original owners still live in them.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Dan Zenger

Public Works Operations

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Cimarron Neighborhood

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Neighborhood Liaison

Julie Hannon

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Columbia River Neighborhood

The heart of the Columbia River neighborhood is the historic Old Evergreen Highway, which parallels the mighty Columbia River to the south, and is full of rich history. The uniqueness along Evergreen Highway gives way to experiencing a landscape that is visually pleasing because of vistas of the Columbia River, towering evergreens along the highway with views of Mount Hood, and the presence of historic homes. Most residences have well-tended landscaping and maintain lush natural vegetation.

The character of the Evergreen corridor remains rural despite the residential development. Mimsi Marsh, a natural wetland supports mallards and wood ducks. In the middle of the neighborhood is Fisher’s Cemetery, a small pioneer cemetery and perhaps the oldest settlers’ burial ground in Clark County, with a headstone dating back to 1850. East of the Cemetery is one of the Northwest’s earliest sawmills.

The roadway of Evergreen Highway traces its history back to the dawn of the age of the automobile, with many of the concrete sections adorned with date stamps back to 1918. Today Evergreen Highway remains a popular bicycle route in Clark County. Paralleling Evergreen Highway to the south is a railroad owned and operated by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Jeff Mori

Police Chief

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Columbia Way (inactive)

Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Countryside Woods

The Countryside Woods neighborhood is situated in east Vancouver, in the middle of the traditional Mill Plain area. The land was once owned by John Antone Young, a German immigrant, in 1889. He and his family built their home on a farm in what was then considered the community of Harmony.

The neighborhood, although built up as mainly single family dwellings, also includes a gravel pit, church, and historic Fisher’s Grange. The differences in builders and timing in development, lends to a mix of architectural styles, and an overall traditional feeling. Cul-de-sacs, circles and loops off of the main arterials enhance the privacy of much of the neighborhood.

The three-acre Countryside Woods Neighborhood Park, completed in 2000, provides a playground for children and gathering spot for neighbors. Residents of the Countryside Woods neighborhood have exceptional access to local local shops and services many located within walking distance. Countryside Woods is also known for its holiday light displays.

Neighborhood Liaison

Charles Fell

Construction Services

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Dubois Park

DuBois Park is a mature residential neighborhood with a mix of families and older residents, mainly living in single-family homes that they own. The housing was built approximately from the 1950’s through the 1970’s, with some variety in architectural style. DuBois Park, the neighborhood’s namesake, is situated between Palo Alto and California Drives and contains open space, woodland, and a small playground area. The Blandford Greenway buffers the neighborhood along its western boundary. Both McLoughlin Middle School and George C. Marshall Elementary schools are located just outside the neighborhood to the northeast, providing a place where residents can take advantage of athletic fields and other recreational opportunities. While no major thoroughfares pass directly through the neighborhood, several are close by.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Steve Kaspan

Parking Manager

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

East Mill Plain

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Neighborhood Liaison

Dan Lloyd

City Attorney’s Office

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Edgewood Park

The neighborhood is characterized by single-family residential development to the east and multifamily and retail districts to the west. Edgewood Park is distinguished from other neighborhoods by the multiplicity of housing options it provides. Historic properties and new development, owner-occupied homes, rental homes, duplexes, and apartments, all blend together around the community elementary school. Mature vegetation gives the neighborhood a traditional feel. The neighborhood amenities include two schools, The Washington State School for the Deaf and Harney Elementary. Edgewood Park, the neighborhood namesake, adjoins the elementary school grounds. A bluff above 5th Street provides a breathtaking view of the Columbia River and nearby Portland. Just outside the neighborhood boundary to the northeast, Blandford Greenway provides another setting for solace and passive recreation. The forested ridge below Mill Plain creates a visual sense of scale and a soft edge for the neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Ryan Miles

Public Works Superintendent

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Ellsworth Springs

The Ellsworth Springs Neighborhood is snuggled down in a very wooded and quiet place, southeast of downtown Vancouver. The neighborhood is an ethnically diverse population of all ages,  creating a vital and growing neighborhood. The neighborhood has been developed in stages over the years. It is a neighborhood of single family homes, apartment buildings and condominiums.

Ellsworth Springs is a quiet neighborhood that is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The residents have easy access to retail businesses and services along S. E. Mill Plain Blvd. and Chkalov Drive. The Ellsworth Elementary School Park, which is next to the school, provides the Ellsworth Springs community with a much needed recreational area. There are also many churches in the neighborhood. One of the churches has a community garden.

The most prominent and essential aspect of the neighborhood is the Ellsworth Springs Woods – East. The residents, in response to surveys taken over the years, have spoken of their pride and gratitude for the Ellsworth Springs Woods. The woods and natural springs is a unique area. It not only provides an urban forest canopy, and therefore a home to many species of plants and animals, but it also is the location of large municipal wells which provide water for the City of Vancouver.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Rebecca Kennedy

Community Development

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Emerald Landing

The Emerald Landing Neighborhood Association is established by the residents of the neighborhood to promote the common interests and welfare of the neighborhood and its residents and business owners. The Emerald Landing Neighborhood Association shall concern itself with a variety of community issues and challenges, including but not limited to matters affecting the quality of life in the neighborhood or community in general.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Esther Short

The Esther Short neighborhood is the city’s commercial, cultural, financial and municipal center. Within the neighborhood is Vancouver’s vibrant and livable downtown with its numerous small shops, restaurants, entertainment, and river front areas, and is home to many residents. Despite being the state’s fourth largest city, downtown Vancouver has a  small town charm. Since 1997 approximately $300 million have been invested in new downtown projects. The proposed redevelopment of the waterfront at the Boise Cascade site and Carr Motors site indicate that even greater investment will be made in the downtown in the next several years. Esther Short Park (dedicated in 1855) is the oldest public square in the Pacific Northwest and is the heart of the downtown district. It represents over five continuous acres of valuable public green space in the heart of downtown with a public plaza, bell tower, water features, flower gardens, playground, walkways, benches and picnic areas. The neighborhood is primarily zoned for mixed uses, that provide for high density commercial, office, and residential development.

Neighborhood Liaison

Lisa Takach

Deputy City Manager

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Evergreen Highlands

The Evergreen Highlands neighborhood is generally characterized by attractive, middle-income, ranch-style homes dating from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Many of the older homes have been  remodeled or updated. A majority of the housing units are owner occupied. Many of the streets within the neighborhood do not have either curbs or sidewalks, resulting in what many of its residents describe as a comfortable, rural feel. Because of its location on a gradually sloping bluff overlooking the Columbia River, many of the homes also enjoy outstanding views.

Residents have relatively good access to parks and open space. In addition to General Anderson Park, which is located within the neighborhood, many residents also utilize the athletic fields at George C. Marshall Elementary and McLoughlin Middle schools, as well as Dubois Park, even though these facilities are technically located in adjacent neighborhoods. The St. Joseph’s church and school campus and the East Vancouver Methodist Church also contribute significantly to the feeling of open space and character within the neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Patrick Gilbride

Information Technology

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Evergreen Shores

Nestled between East Evergreen Boulevard and State Route 14, and just east of Blandford Drive, the Evergreen Shores neighborhood is made up of many multi-family housing complexes, a motel and 2 single family residences. Its name Evergreen Shores, is a combination of names from two of the neighborhood’s larger complexes: the Evergreen Pointe Apartments; and the Shorewood West/East Condominiums and Shorewood Manor Apartments. Although small in size it is not small in population, as this area represents almost 500 households. The neighbors there look forward to getting to know each other better; and creating an environment of security and resiliency through the neighborhood association.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Becky Rude

City Attorney’s Office

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Fairway-164th Ave. (inactive)

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Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Father Blanchet Park

Part of the large McLoughlin Heights area, the Father Blanchet Park Neighborhood, south of MacArthur Boulevard and west of Lieser Road, is perched on a hill that looks down and south across the Columbia River to Portland and its international airport. The neighborhood has easy access to state Highway 14 and Interstates 5 and 205.

The neighborhood is almost entirely residential, the only exception being a small commercial center on MacArthur Blvd. That’s where you can get a Peanut Buster Parfait at the Dairy Queen, a true neighborhood restaurant where neighbors meet neighbors. It is a well established neighborhood with large lots and homes with character. Many neighbors have lived in the neighborhood a long time. As a result, neighbors tend to know each other and help each other out when there is a need.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Fircrest

Fircrest is a large neighborhood east of I205. It has residential, commercial and agricultural uses.  The majority of the homes were built in the 1970’s in several subdivisions. A majority of the housing is single family residential, with a few large apartment complexes. Bordered on the south by Mill Plain Boulevard, the neighborhood  businesses such as restaurants, shops and hotels thrive.  Along the western border is a popular urban farm that offers produce for sale, and is well known for its autumn pumpkin patch.

Many services are available within the neighborhood. There is a water tower serving most of the East Side of Vancouver.  Other services include two churches, an ambulance service, fire station and the Firstenburg Community Center and Cascade Park Public Library.

Fircrest enjoys many parks and open spaces – it is home to Haagen Community Park; Fircrest Neighborhood Park, which is adjacent to Fircrest Elementary School; the Starke Natural Area; and Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Neighborhood Liaison

David Galazin

Asst. City Attorney III

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

First Place

Neighborhood Liaison

Eric Schadler

Public Works

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Fisher’s Creek

The Fisher’s Creek neighborhood is situated around Fisher’s Creek. The variety of builders and timing in development, lends to a mix of architectural style. These differences in style combined with maturing trees providing timberline views; give our neighborhood a traditional Northwest look and feel. Cul-de-sacs, circles and loops off of the main arterials enhance the privacy of much of the neighborhood.

The 1.9-acre Fisher’s Creek Neighborhood Park, completed in August 2004, provides a playground for children and gathering spot for neighbors. Residents of the Fisher’s Creek neighborhood have exceptional access to local shops and services, some located within walking distance.

Fisher’s Creek Neighborhood Association (FCNA) was recognized as the City of Vancouver’s 60th neighborhood association in 2002

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Neighborhood Liaison

Samantha Whitley

Housing Programs Manager

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Fisher’s Landing East Neighborhood

Neighborhood Liaison

Charles Ray

Urban Forestry

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Forest Ridge

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None

Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Fourth Plain Village

As one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods the housing reflects the neighborhood’s age and maturity. Generally, the single family housing stock is characterized by smaller vintage homes that were built in the decades of the 30’s and 40’s. Additionally, the neighborhood is dispersed with some even older structures and contemporary in-fill. Moderately sized apartments complexes can be found in the northern and eastern segments. Its mixture of housing types characterizes Fourth Plain Village. Many duplexes and triplexes are located here creating a higher density than what might be assumed with the single-family designation. Reasonable sized apartments are the predominate type of structure in this zone. Another smaller single family residential area, developed in 7,500 square foot lots, is located along Burnt Bridge Creek.

On Fourth Plain Boulevard, in between Grand Boulevard and Rossiter Lane, lies the neighborhood’s commercial area that gives residents a wide range of business opportunities for such a small area. There is one park within the neighborhood bordered by Fourth Plain Boulevard. Evergreen park is adequately sized with many large mature trees. It contains a playground, ball field and picnic area and serves as a recreational area for the neighborhood’s residents. Overall the Fourth Plain Village is an easily traveled neighborhood.

Neighborhood Liaison

Anna Quintrell

City Manager’s Office

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Fruit Valley

Fruit Valley is the westernmost neighborhood in Vancouver and is the largest neighborhood, in landmass. We are home to the Port of Vancouver, Vancouver Lake, Shillapoo Natural Area, Ridgefield Wildlife Sanctuary, Firestone Farm Orchards and approximately 1000 households. Our neighborhood is distinguished by maintaining the city’s largest set of remaining World War II housing, which was built by the federal government to house shipyard workers.

Industry ranges from large operations, such as West Coast Metal Shredding and Great Western Malting Company, to very small manufacturers with only a handful of employees.

Agriculture continues to maintain a presence within the neighborhood with Firestone Farms Orchards and Andersen Dairy farm.  Our neighborhood is fortunate in its parks and natural areas. We have two city parks, two county parks, a wildlife sanctuary, and a natural area. We also border Vancouver Lake the shore of the Columbia River.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Bret Kertz

Human Resources

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Green Meadows

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None

Neighborhood Liaison

Darryl Hebert

Deputy Chief

Philip Gigler

Law Department

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Harney Heights

Harney Heights is characterized by tidy older homes (many of which were built to house Kaiser shipyard workers), apartment houses, condominiums, and community commercial areas. There is a feel of a comfortable “home town” within a big city. Commercial areas along Mill Plain Blvd. provide Harney Heights with excellent access to numerous businesses including restaurants, gas stations, grocery and convenience stores, and a financial institution.

Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Hearthwood

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Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Hough

The Hough neighborhood is located immediately to the northwest of the downtown central business district. Hough is one of the City’s oldest neighborhoods. The predominant architectural styles are early 20th century (including bungalows and four squares) and Victorian. Some smaller-scale apartment complexes can be found in the southern portion of the neighborhood, most notably along 15th and along McLoughlin. Two larger complexes are located in the northeastern corner of the neighborhood (Columbia House and Fort Vancouver Apartments).One larger complex is on the corner of Main and McLoughlin (Uptown Apartments).

In 2003, much of Hough Neighborhood, from roughly Kauffman to Broadway and 15th to Fourth Plain, was listed on the Washington Historic Register.  As the Statement of Significance aptly states, “Encompassing the largest collection of still-extant pre-World War II housing in Vancouver, the Hough Neighborhood distinctively represents the post-fur trading and pioneer eras of Vancouver history in a microcosm.”

Approximately 57.5% of the housing units are owner occupied. Hough’s special proximity to downtown provides its residents convenient access to many services and amenities. Much of the neighborhood’s perimeter is surrounded by community-scale commercial activity, most notably Main Street and a portion of Fourth Plain to the west of Harney Street. Many residents are able to walk, bicycle, or use public transit in traveling to business, shopping, or entertainment destinations. Although this proximity to services is generally considered to be an amenity, residents are concerned with the negative impacts–especially traffic and transportation problems–associated with being located adjacent to the central business district.

Other significant features in the neighborhood include John Ball Park and Hough Elementary School, both of which provide open space for recreation, community gatherings, and entertainment. Some light industrial and heavy industrial uses exist along the western edge of the neighborhood, adjacent to the railroad tracks.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Nena Cook

City Attorney’s Office

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Hudson’s Bay

The Hudson’s Bay neighborhood is characterized by tidy older homes, scattered apartment houses, condominium buildings, a community commercial area, and areas of light industrial use. The early homes of the area are a combination of (late 1800 – early 1900s) two-story frame houses and the bungalow style of the 1930’s. The restored Officer’s Row residences are on the National Register of Historic Housing. Several other homes in the neighborhood may qualify as historic housing, as well. The remaining stock of single-family residences are modest homes that were built during and after World War II. There are many multi-family uses spread throughout the neighborhood, these apartment buildings, townhouse/condominiums, and accessory dwelling units were primarily built in the period from 1970 to present. The mix of uses within the neighborhood makes it one of the most diverse in the community. It is the desire of the Neighborhood to embrace this unique character, and work to maintain an active neighborhood environment where people live and work.

Neighborhood Liaison

Greg Turner

Community Planning

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Image Neighborhood

In 1970 Burton Road was scattered with homes on acreage, with only one subdivision north of the Clark County Skills Center and the area between 127th Avenue to 131st Avenue. Horse and cow pastures bordered 129th Avenues and a dead end at 31st Street. There were no grocery stores, convenience stores or gas stations within 2-3 miles of the Evergreen High School. Since that time the area around Image has grown considerably. Image neighborhood is made up primarily of single family residences with some multi-family dwellings, with a few large and small businesses such as SEH America and the Skills Center.

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None

Neighborhood Liaison

Tyler Clary

Engineering

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Kevanna Park Neighborhood

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Neighborhood Liaison

Patrick Quinton

Executive Director of Economic Prosperity and Housing

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Landover-Sharmel

Landover-Sharmel is a varied neighborhood consisting largely of individually-designed single-family homes on large lots with matures trees, a few apartment complexes, and one mobile home park. Joe’s Farms leases several acres in the neighborhood, maintaining a vestige of rural landscape that flavors our neighborhood. The main business area, known as Four Seasons, is located at the corner of NE 112th Ave. and NE 28th St. The anchor store is Safeway, with additional businesses continually springing up in that complex. Also nearby is Endeavor Elementary School and Endeavor Neighborhood Park.

Through the efforts of the neighborhood association, the City purchased a four- acre park area at the end of NE 20th St. and bounded by NE 18th St. Despite being undeveloped, the neighborhood association uses it for its annual summer picnic. The neighborhood association is continuing its efforts to get it developed, and have established a neighborhood food garden there. The neighborhood’s close location to shopping areas and easy access to I-205 and Portland International Airport are decided pluses to living in Landover-Sharmel.

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Lewis & Clark Woods

The Lewis and Clark Woods Neighborhood Association was recognized by the Vancouver City Council on January 10, 2011. It is the 64th recognized neighborhood association in the City of Vancouver.

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None

Neighborhood Liaison

Jason Nortz

Community Development

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Lincoln Neighborhood

Need to contact the Lincoln Neighborhood Association? Send your email to: The.Lincoln.Neighborhood@gmail.com

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Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Maplewood Neighborhood

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Neighborhood Liaison

Andy Meade

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Marrion

The Marrion neighborhood is home to approximately 3,000 people. This mature neighborhood attracts residents for it’s quiet streets and country feel. The heart of the neighborhood contains some of the oldest homes, interspersed with newer single family and multi dwelling complexes. The majority of residents, roughly 78%, live in owner occupied housing compared to the citywide average of 46%. There are several apartment complexes within the neighborhood. Most of the land within the Marrion boundaries is residential. The neighborhood contains one public school, Marrion Elementary and several private schools. Commercial establishments are limited to the Mill Plain Boulevard corridor, which includes the WalMart complex at Mill Plain & 104th Avenue; and a storage and a truck rental facility at 9th St. immediately west of I-205. The Marrion neighbors enjoy open spaces at Tranquility Natural Area; Tanglewood Neighborhood Park; and Marrion School Park.

Neighborhood Liaison

Brian Potter

Operations Superintendent

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Meadow Homes

Meadow Homes Neighborhood is a combination of single family and multi-family residential areas and industrial manufacturing. In Central Vancouver, Meadow Homes is also “home” to Meadow Homes Park; a portion of the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail; Fort Vancouver High School; the City of Vancouver Operations Center; as well as many commercial and social service businesses along the Fourth Plain Corridor and Andresen Road. The neighbors are warm and friendly, and the neighborhood association enjoys many social activities together throughout the year.

Meadow Homes Neighborhood Association meets the 3rd Wednesday of every other month at 6 pm at Fourth Plain Forward (5107 E 4th Plain Blvd STE 111, Vancouver, WA 98661). Next meeting: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023.

Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Mountain View

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Neighborhood Liaison

Tim Becker

Strategic Communications Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

North Garrison Heights

Neighborhood Liaison

Teresa Brum

Community Development

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

North Hearthwood (inactive)

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Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

North Image Neighborhood

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Neighborhood Liaison

Shannon Turk

Public Works

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Northcrest

Northcrest residents who border the bluff overlook the creek and the fields below. The majority of homes were built in the 1960s. The neighborhood consists primarily of residential properties with the exception of the northern boundary which is zoned light manufacturing and agriculture open space. The corner of Mill Plain Blvd. and Andresen Rd. is occupied by a church and several businesses along Mill Plain Blvd. Residents are primarily homeowners living at the residences. Generally residents of the Northcrest Neighborhood are long-time residents. The Neighborhood Association is trying to generate new membership and cultivate new leaders. The board also hopes to stimulate awareness through neighborhood activities and the implementation of the Neighborhood Action Plan.

Neighborhood Liaison

Nathan Leek

Vancouver Fire Department

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Northfield

The Northfield community was established as part of Fisher’s Landing, with construction beginning in the late 1990’s. All 215 homes are owner-occupied. Housing is a mixture of duplex condominiums and single-family houses. The area is fully built up, with no vacant lots. There are no rentals or other commercial properties within Northfield.

The resident owners of Northfield Neighborhood range from young families to retirees, with a blend of ethnicities and economic levels. Northfield is a quiet, friendly community served by Columbia Valley Elementary School, Shahala Middle School, and Evergreen High School. Shopping and restaurants are plentiful within walking distance, as are doctors, veterinarians, and other professional services. Portland Airport is conveniently near, with C-Tran bus service pr

Northfield Park, owned by the Northfield Community Association, is a lovely green oasis in the neighborhood, with a pathway that meanders from the park through the condominiums and exits at SE 15th Street.

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None

Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Northwest Neighborhood

The neighborhood is comprised entirely of single family development and is characterized by well-kept, older homes. The homes are primarily owner-occupied and the area has a very stable and balanced population of young families, middle-aged people, and retirees. The neighborhood is also home to two elementary schools, Ben Franklin and Our Lady of Lourdes, and three residential care homes. As the neighborhood is situated on a promontory, many neighbors enjoy views of Vancouver Lake, the surrounding lowlands, and Stewart Glen. The Discovery Trail along Burnt Bridge Creek is a popular recreational facility. Franklin Park is a favorite gathering place with tremendous views. The area has abundant trees and landscaping with few curbs and sidewalks. Neighbors say that the Northwest Neighborhood has a “country in the city” feeling.

Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Northwood

Neighborhood Liaison

Lee Lofton

Human Resources

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Oakbrook

The Oakbrook Neighborhood is located in just west of I-205, approximately six miles from the city center. Oakbrook contains plenty of open green space, including unused land (timbered or cleared), parks and playgrounds. Oakbrook Park, with its playground, picnic tables, play fields, tennis courts and a paved walking path, offers residents a place for recreation of many kinds.The park has a number of old growth oak trees as well as trees that were planted more recently. A source of pride for the residents is a natural area, providing habitat for flora and fauna, called Beaver Marsh (pictured). Included here is a meandering trail with two crossings over Burnt Bridge Creek. In 1995 a wooden footbridge was constructed over the creek which enables walkers to enjoy this trail year around.

Most of the housing was built in or around the decade of the seventies. The homes reflect the single-family character with many styles. Aged trees that offer abundant shade cover much of the neighborhood. The owner occupancy rate is well above the city average. Most of the land is developed for single family residential homes. In the northeast corner there is an area that is developed for multi-family residences. Extensive retail opportunities are located around State Route 500, including Vancouver Plaza, Vancouver Mall and Andresen Plaza.

The Oakbrook Neighborhood Association offers its members many opportunities to engage in volunteer and social activities for the betterment of their neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Anna Vogel

Procurement Manager

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Ogden

With a mixture of single-family and multi-family developments; and tracts of undeveloped, higher density residentially-zoned land, Ogden is a place that thousands of Vancouver residents call home. Ogden neighbors appreciate the convenience of commercial and retail uses within close proximity to their homes. The Burnt Bridge Creek greenway, Royal Oaks Golf Course, existing stands of trees and various open spaces all contribute to the rural feeling which Ogden neighbors cherish. Open space is important to the neighborhood because of the recreational opportunities and the quality of life it provides. There is a neighborhood park adjacent to Peter S. Ogden Elementary School and the beautiful Centerpointe Park north of Fourth Plain Boulevard, near Pacific Way.

The Ogden Neighborhood Association is one reason this area is a great place to live.


Neighborhood Liaison

Brian Wilson

Water Operations Superintendent

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Old Evergreen Highway

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Neighborhood Liaison

Sree Thirunagari

Community Development

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Parkside (inactive)

Parkside is one of the larger neighborhoods occupying approximately 218 acres. It was recognized as the City’s 56th neighborhood association on April 17, 2002. The neighborhood consists primarily of quiet residential properties, one small church, and a small commercial shopping area at the southwest corner of the neighborhood.

The public schools that service our neighborhood include: Burton Elementary School, Cascade Junior High School, Pacific Junior High School, Evergreen High School, and Heritage High School.

In the center of our community is Diamond Park, located at NE 145th Avenue, N of 28th Street. This 5.3-acre neighborhood park was developed in part with Real Estate Excise Tax funds and a land donation by Jack White. Our park currently includes play equipment, benches, and an open lawn area. The hours of our park are 7 a.m. to dusk and there are no fees. The park provides a playground for neighborhood children and a place for neighbors to gather, picnic, or walk.

As a neighborhood we value and strive to preserve our mature trees and open space to reflect a northwest look and feel. Based on Vancouver’s most recent tree canopy study, Parkside’s tree canopy coverage was 26 percent which is above the city’s average of 19 percent.

We recognize the benefits trees provide (cleanse the air, provide oxygen, reduce amount of energy to cool and heat our homes, intercepting storm water, contribute to neighborhood livability, how they improve shopping districts, reduce city noise and glare, and they calm and slow traffic, improve habitat for endangered fish, migratory birds, and other wildlife, reduce erosion, and mitigate flooding) and unlike many other investments that depreciate, a tree’s value increases with each passing year. Houses on tree-lined streets command prices that are up to 20 percent higher than houses in neighborhoods without trees. 

Our neighborhood residents actively work to increase neighborhood tree canopy to maximize the environmental, social, and economic benefits of trees by planting new trees wherever possible and by preserving mature trees through proper maintenance. Therefore we will strive to sustain and increase our urban canopy within our neighborhood to maximize these benefits.

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Nearby Parks

Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Parkway East

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Nearby Parks

None

Neighborhood Liaison

Stacey Donovan

Special Events Manager

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Riveridge

Neighborhood Liaison

Chris Malone

Public Works

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Riverview Neighborhood

The Riverview Neighborhood is a developed stable residential neighborhood with almost exclusively contemporary homes on large lots and many with views of the Columbia River, are featured throughout the neighborhood. Residents of the neighborhood value and enjoy the location of their homes and the river views they share. Thereby, building height restrictions are strictly adhered to, but trees are a constant threat to the views that have attracted residents in the past.

This neighborhood is sandwiched between SR – 14 on one side and the Columbia River on the other and suffers from noise pollution from a variety of sources. Vehicle, railroad, boat and air traffic generated from the Portland International Airport directly across the River are all noise producers.

Wintler Park, on the shores of the Columbia River, is a significant regional attraction that boasts over a quarter mile of sandy beach. It is one of only two parks that has a significant sandy beach for miles along the Columbia River. The park has a restored rest room area and has parking to accommodate approximately 36 vehicles. Picnic tables are available for use by park users. The park’s only vehicular access exists to the south of Evergreen Boulevard, along Beach Road. Riverview neighbors do recognize that Wintler Park is a regional draw. Although the park has much to offer, residents want to have the park as a safe and usable environment. Over the years, residents have witnessed an increase in misuse and elements that lead to vandalism and other criminal activities.

Much of the neighborhood does not have sidewalks or curbs. Narrow neighborhood streets make walking dangerous where sidewalks are not available. Additional infrastructure concerns include poor storm water drainage, and with subsequent flooding concerns.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Jim Demmon

City Manager’s Office

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Rose Village

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Neighborhood Liaison

Alicia Sojourner

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Shumway

The Shumway Neighborhood is located approximately 10 blocks north of downtown Vancouver, and very near the Uptown Village area. Residents in Shumway have excellent access to local shops and services within the uptown and downtown central business district and the Hazel Dell area. On ramps to Interstate 5 are located at the north and south ends of the neighborhood, providing easy commuting to other parts of Clark County and Portland, Oregon. Many residents are able to walk, bicycle, or use public transit in traveling to business, shopping, or entertainment destinations.

The Shumway Neighborhood Association is very active and involved in creating a safe, friendly neighborhood. The association meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Neighborhood Liaison

Aaron Lande

City Manager’s Office

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Southcliff Neighborhood

Southcliff is a secluded enclave of attractive, well-maintained owner occupied, single family homes, situated in the southwest corner of McLoughlin Heights. The streets are above average width for residential neighborhoods, with curbs but no sidewalks, that easily accommodate walking and cycling and are well used for those activities. There is a park in our neighborhood and the most consistent neighborhood goal is to improve the appearance of the park and to provide amenities that would encourage neighborly activity. Southcliff was developed (actually redeveloped from WW II temporary housing) in the late 1950’s. We have a pleasant, friendly neighborhood.

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Nearby Parks

Neighborhood Liaison

Jonathan Young

City Attorney’s Office

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Vancouver Heights

The Vancouver Heights Neighborhood, located in the south central portion of the city, feels like a comfortable “home town” within a big city. As a microcosm of the larger community, it includes over 1600 residences, 45 businesses, public facilities, and open spaces. Vancouver Heights was voted as the Neighborhood of the 150th in 2007 in a contest where residents voted on neighborhood association entries printed in The Columbian as part of Vancouver’s 150th celebration.

Neighborhood Liaison

David Perlick

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Neighborhood Police Officer

Nicole Vigil

NPO District 3

Vancouver Mall Neighborhood (inactive)

This neighborhood is unique in that it is the only one in the city that has no single-family residential zone. Over half of the entire area is developed and zoned for commercial use. The core of the neighborhood is Van Mall (that covers about one-third of the neighborhood area) and surrounding businesses that include shopping, restaurants, and other services. There are also parks, open spaces and wetlands. Apart from the business community there are a variety of multiple-family dwellings, and the remainder of the area is designated multi-family residential use. Together with the surrounding businesses, the Van Mall neighborhood makes up the commercial/retail central hub of the city. The housing stock is comprised of several large complexes that range from apartments, and duplexes, to privately-owned and occupied condominiums and town homes and retirement living. Generally, multi-family units are on the periphery surrounding the business areas. With the high number of rental units in the neighborhood, it follows that the owner-occupancy rate would be lower. Generally, streets are wide enough to accommodate the regular influx of the traffic, and some sidewalks exist to accommodate pedestrians. Residents can easily access businesses in the neighborhood for a multitude of services.

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Nearby Parks

None

Neighborhood Liaison

William Cooley

Community Engagement Mgr.

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

Village at Fisher’s Landing

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Nearby Parks

None

Neighborhood Liaison

Julie Gilbertson

Public Works Solid Waste

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Walnut Grove

Need to contact the Walnut Grove Neighborhood Association? Send your email to:  walnutgroveassociation2021@gmail.com

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Nearby Parks

None

Neighborhood Liaison

Tanya Gray

Financial and Management Services

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Vanroyce

NPO Dist. 2

West Minnehaha

The unique location of the West Minnehaha Neighborhood and its diverse yet cohesive blend of urban, commercial, and semi-rural attributes have a long tradition of attracting residents from a broad range of social, cultural, political, and economic backgrounds. Residents proudly recognize and wish to maintain a sense of community unity, while acknowledging and respecting each neighbor’s right to an autonomous lifestyle. Residents have easy access to all nearby and distant regions of the community. The neighborhood is characterized by the preponderance of single-family dwellings. Approximately 80 percent of the housing units are owner-occupied. Increased housing development in the neighborhood over the past ten years has placed stress on traffic flow throughout the streets that feed into the main arterials. Many streets are not pedestrian– friendly and need maintenance and improvements such as sidewalks, adequate lighting, bicycle and disabled access. The homes throughout the neighborhood represent pleasantly diversified architectural styles. The majority of the housing stock was built primarily between 1950 and 1984. However, some dwellings date back to the turn of the century. Multifamily housing is primarily located in the St. Johns/St. James Corridor, thereby being conveniently accessible to public transportation. The neighborhood benefits from a blend of commercial and urban parcels along the exterior portions of the neighborhood. Stores and commercial services are conveniently located along the St. Johns/St. James Corridor to the east of the neighborhood. A variety of churches and schools are located throughout the neighborhood. Bonneville Power Administration is located in the upper northwest portion of the neighborhood and supports a light manufacturing land use. The neighborhood contains two large open-spaces and two extensive trails that interconnect the parks. Discovery Trail traces the southern boundary of the neighborhood, following Burnt Bridge Creek through both Arnold Park and Leverich Park. The Ellen Davis Trail traces the north boundary, continuing southwest where it meets the Discovery Trail at the west edge of Leverich Park. Leverich Park is located in the southwest corner of the neighborhood and offers complete park facilities; a large shelter, ball field, BBQ stoves, bathroom facilities. There is one neighborhood park located off of 49th and 25th called the West Minnehaha Neighborhood Park.

Neighborhood Liaison

Rebecca Small

Senior Policy Analyst

Neighborhood Police Officer

Lee Gelsinger

NPO Dist. 1

Wildwood

Wildwood Neighborhood is part of the Cascade Park Development, which started during the 1960 and 1970 time period. There are approximately 400 homes, and 1300 people within the Wildwood Neighborhood Association. Wildwood is made up of single-family residences, several adult assisted living residences, Riverview Elementary School, and two neighborhood parks, Wildwood and Biddlewood. Quiet neighborhood streets make it a great neighborhood for walking. Friendly neighbors are likely to wave at you when you drive by.

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Nearby Parks

None

Neighborhood Liaison

Rich McKee

Information Technology

Neighborhood Police Officer

Jeremy Free

District 4 NPO

Woodland Meadows

Located in northeast Vancouver, Woodland Meadows is one of Vancouver’s newest neighborhoods. The neighborhood officially joined the City in July 2018, as part of the 5th Plain Creek Station annexation. The neighborhood includes a mix of housing types, including the 5th Plain Creek Station HOA and Kestrel Apartments, along with multiple businesses located in the Heritage Plaza shopping center.

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Neighborhood Liaison

Neighborhood Police Officer