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Discover Ridgefield WA

August 19, 2021
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North Haven is a new community coming to Ridgefield this fall, and if you’ve been considering purchasing one of the homes in Ridgefield WA, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. With brand new homes in a thoughtfully planned community, paired with the chance to choose both your lot and your home design, you could easily end up with your ideal home. Plus, with all that Ridgefield has to offer in terms of entertainment and amenities, you really couldn’t pick a better location.

Originally settled by the Chinook Native American people, Ridgefield took its current name back in 1890. However, it’s been in the last few decades that the town has really started to grow, ultimately offering up more elements to appreciate, besides the beautiful nature. After all, it’s surrounded by forest, farmland, and river tributaries and downtown sits on the banks of the Columbia River.

With the town’s long history, it’s not surprising that the Historic Downtown has become a popular place to visit for tourists and locals alike. Among the preserved buildings that you can view while taking a self-guided tour are the old post office and community center.

For nature enthusiasts, there’s the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, with 5,200 acres of marshes, grasslands, and woodlands that are home to a variety of wildlife, as well as a stopover for migrating populations of songbirds, shorebirds, and cranes. Among the fauna you may see are bald eagles, great blue herons, purple martins, great egrets, and tundra swans, as well as red foxes, porcupines, mink, coyotes, river otters, and cougars. In addition to the wildlife, you’ll find multiple well-maintained walking trails, including the Oaks to Wetland trail that begins at the North of Main Street, and covers 2.8 miles out and back to the Lake River overlook. Along the way, you’ll also see the Cathlapotle Plankhouse, a reconstruction of a traditional Chinook cedar dwelling.

For a more leisurely outing, there’s the Farmer’s Market that takes place from May to October in Overlook Park. Every Saturday, between 9 am and 2 pm, you’ll find a plethora of local goods, including produce, seedlings, flowers, baked goods, soap, jewelry, and even home decor items. There’s often musical entertainment, as well, and seasonal events, such as the Halloween Scavenger Hunt.

Golf enthusiasts will be happy to know there’s the Tri-Mountain Golf course right in Ridgefield. This public course is known for being one of the better values in the Vancouver/Portland area. Along with a well-maintained course, you get to take in fantastic views of the Cascade Range, which includes Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and Mt. St. Helens. Even if your game isn’t great, the scenery is! The course also has a restaurant, as well as a clubhouse shop that carries an array of equipment and clothing.

These are just a few of the many attractions that make Ridgefield such an appealing place and why more and more people are moving to this charming town. You’ll find a variety of parks with playgrounds, summer movie events, facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, and of course, plenty of places to enjoy a fun picnic. Even pets benefit, with the City of Ridgefield Dog Park on Hillhurst near Great Blue Road. On top of all of that, you’ll find community gardens where you can have your own allotment for growing vegetables and flowers, and there are at least 10 vineyards and wineries nearby where you can find great wines to go with the dishes you make with your personally grown vegetables and herbs.

It’s easy to see why people are drawn to Ridgefield, with so much to do and enjoy. If you’re interested in purchasing one of the homes in Ridgefield WA, why not get the home of your dreams in the brand new North Haven community coming soon. Contact us today to learn more about it and get put on the VIP list for the earliest updates and opportunities to choose your perfect lot in this wonderfully located community.

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