Any know the Vancouver/Battle Ground, WA area?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Peg, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Peg

    Peg Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,
    I'm very familiar with Portland, but I don't really know anything about the Vancouver/Battle Ground, WA area. What's it like to live there? Housing prices compared to Portland? We'd like to have 5-20 acres, not too far out as DH would need to commute to Vancouver, and land that's good for growing anything!

    Thanks for the help.

    Peg
     
  2. deberosa

    deberosa SW Virginia Gourd Farmer!

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    I am familiar with land as far south as Centralia/Chelhalis. Thre are some nice places for low prices in that area. I found a place in Shelton which is closer for my commute to Olympia, but Centralia/Chehalis and just south would not be bad for a Vancouver commute.

    One thing to be careful of in that area is flooding. Quite a bit of land is under water half of the year so check it out in the winter!




     

  3. harvestmoon

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    My sister lives in Battle Ground :) Well, more towards Brush Pairie, but basically the same place. She bought her farmhouse and 5 acres for $185,000. Not sure if that's cheap or what, lol.

    It rains alot there, but it does everywhere else in the northwest. The soil is good for growing anything, imo. The commute to Vancouver is good. My sister found some back roads that get her there faster, or you could just go up the freeway.

    HTH! :D
     
  4. i live 8 miles from there. taxes, taxes, taxes. overcrowding, over developed, traffic snarl, no, no no. clark country taxes are atrocious. we will leave here as soon as i can find something i really like. over 3,000 dollars a year and going up, up. look for property north in cowlitz or lewis county, clark county is notorious, and lol, i knew that when we moved here, but it is the truth....................