Relocation Guide to Vancouver, WA

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Relocation Guide to Vancouver, WA

Vancouver WA If you're moving to the Vancouver area, congratulations, you've made a good decision. Vancouver sits on the banks of the Columbia River and offers residents close proximity to Portland, Oregon for those times when the bright lights, big city calls you. In the meantime, enjoy the charm and relative ease ( not a lot of traffic headaches on this side of the river ) of our non-urban lifestyle.

Downtown Vancouver is still undergoing some growing pains, but there are sections filled with boutiques and eateries that are popular with the locals. If vintage homes are your thing, and walkability, there are neighborhoods in the downtown area that might best fit your criteria. Naturally, we have plenty of other Vancouver area neighborhoods filled with an abundance of housing options.

Remember, feel free to give me a call (360-608-4900),or send an email ( if you need some guidance.  If I don't have an immediate answer, I'll do my best to get it for you.

A few of the basics you'll need to have handy for relocation.

Utilities in Vancouver, Washington

Water and Sewer 360-487-7999

Garbage and Recycling in Vancouver, Washington 

Wasteside Connections  360-892-5370

 Recycling questions?  Check here- Recycling from A-Z

 Special collection events? Check here - Talking Trash

 By the way, if your new home has a lot of trees ( which means, a lot of leaves) here's a handy coupon.  " Free Leaf Disposal Coupon"

Electric Providers in Vancouver, Washington

Clark Public Utilties 360-992-3000

Natural Gas Providers in Vancouver, Washington

Northwest Natural Gas 800-422-4012

More handy stuff to know about relocating to Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver Public Schools

Green Resources in Vancouver

Clark County Maps

Elections and Voting 

Parks and Trails

Police Department

Our weather!

Fun things to know about life in Vancouver, WA

Fort Vancouver

Fourth of July at the Fort

Esther Short Park - Free Concerts

The Farmers Market

Vancouver Marathon

 Dozer Days in Vancouver

Vancouver, WAIf you'd like to discover more about the great lifestyle in Vancouver,  please consider subscribing to my blog - you'll find the subscribe button below.

You can also find many articles about the area on my website "Exploring Clark County with Mac & Me."

Watch my videos about Clark County on my YouTube Channel.

Find out more about personalized Real Estate services: The Carl Group

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Welcome home to Vancouver, and remember, you're not alone - you've got a guide in me.

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a nice way to welcome people to Vancouver, WA.  You have covered the basics, which is really nice to have, when you move into a new city.  A

Oct 27, 2013 02:02 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Debb -- great use of links and a friendly approach to those who may relocating to the Vancouver WA area.  Nicely done.  

Oct 27, 2013 02:08 AM #2
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb - This is a very comprehensive set of resources for those interested in living in a charming small city, with access to big city amenities without big city hassle. And of course, the main resource would be a great local real estate agent named Debb Janes.

Oct 27, 2013 02:14 AM #3
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Debb, this is a really excellent introduction to Vancouver & very handy resource summary for folks relocating there!
Oct 27, 2013 02:21 AM #4
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Debb-terrfic guide to living and playing in Vancouver Washington, "a great place to call home." 

Oct 27, 2013 02:27 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Alexandra, Dick and Michael - thanks, I'll likely be adding more, or having another link to another blog with info. I'm thinking seasonal doings-restaurants-kid oriented things..bla bla bla.

Oct 27, 2013 08:39 AM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Adrian and Nancy - it is a work in progress and I hope to cross link it to lots more information.

Oct 27, 2013 08:39 AM #7
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Vancouver WA looks like a beautiful place Debb. I am still having difficulty with your new profile photo.. I want the old Debb back!! 

Oct 27, 2013 09:10 AM #8
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert



Your Vancouver description is loaded with information plus all kinds of excellent links. i will suggest and I think this format is an excellent idea. 

Oct 27, 2013 09:39 AM #9
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Lots of necessary information her, Debb. This post will be a valuable reference tool for people moving your way.

Oct 27, 2013 10:06 AM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

A very nice overview of Vancouver WA. It sounds like a great destination and one that needs to be on everyone's bucket list.

Oct 27, 2013 12:44 PM #11
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, great information for any buyer relocating to Vancouver, and valuable links to info they will need.   

Oct 27, 2013 11:06 PM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Old Debb returns on November 1st. :) Still playing with spirit of the season Janis.

Thanks Bob - go to the Inpsiration Station of AR. That's where I got the idea.

Elva, hope someone finds it useful.

Oct 27, 2013 11:53 PM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Debbie, it's a nice, casual spot to live with access to a lot of wonderful options - mountains, lakes, rivers, the beach, cities...

Joan, thanks. And, I'm still excited about the Bronco victory. :)

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