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November 18, 2022
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Anyone who visits or takes a closer look at Ridgefield soon sees the appeal in this attractive town. In fact, though still relatively small in population, it is growing constantly as people realize that it’s the perfect place to live for easy commutes and a wealth of attractions and amenities in and around the town. If you’re looking at Ridgefield WA homes, we build in three communities here: Kemper Grove, Vista Grange, and Seven Wells Estates.

Ridgefield offers the perfect blend of nature and city living. The town is surrounded by farmland, forests, and river tributaries, and the attractive downtown area is located on the banks of the Columbia River. The river forms the boundary between Washington and Oregon, providing easy access to both, and Vancouver, WA, is just 10 miles away.

The historic downtown area is a strong draw for locals and tourists alike, with preserved buildings such as the post office, community center, and police station, as well as newer buildings to keep the downtown area vital. For history buffs, there’s even a self-guided walking tour. A fun bit of trivia about Ridgefield is that the U-Haul company originated here in 1945 when L. S. Shoen built the first trailer in a tool shed.

One of the ways the downtown area stays relevant is through First Saturdays. On the first Saturday of each month, the downtown area hosts a variety of events. They include Spring Festivals, movie marathons, bluegrass concerts, and multicultural days. The events are entertaining and often informative, and encourage community involvement.

Golfers will enjoy the Tri-Mountain public course in Ridgefield, which gets its name from the scenic views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens, all part of the Cascade Range. The golf course is considered one of the best public ones in the Vancouver/Portland area. The clubhouse shop carries a wide selection of equipment and clothing for those just starting out or wanting to update..

It will come as no surprise that there are a number of wineries near Ridgefield. In fact, there are 10 boutique growers within easy reach of the town. As well as tastings, some of the wineries have on-site restaurants and subscription clubs. No matter where you go, you’ll find great wines and numerous grapes and varietals. Spending time trying each of the wineries is a great bonus to living in Ridgefield.

Just as wineries are easy to find in this region, so are parks and wildlife refuges. Within the town, you’ll find a half dozen city parks, a community park, and a skate park. Abrams Park is a 40-acre site with grounds for soccer, baseball, softball, a horseshoe pit, and a disc golf course. There’s also the 53-acre Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex that has six multipurpose sports fields, a playground, and walking trails. For those with dogs who love the chance to make friends and run around, there’s the City of Ridgefield Dog Park on Hillhurst near Great Blue Road. There is also the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, with woodlands, marshes, and grasslands that are home to a variety of migrating bird populations, and features a plenty of walking trails.

These are just some of the many reasons why people fall in love with Ridgefield. Add in the Ridgefield WA homes we build in multiple communities, and it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else. If Ridgefield has caught your interest, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you find or build an ideal home to go with this ideal town.

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