Retire in Vancouver, WA

Livability Score
55
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
165554
Median Househould Income
50379
Median Age
36.4
65 Years and Over
21953
Median Home Value
196700
Unemployed
9550
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Grapes 'n Growlers

Found ourselves with time to kill in Vancouver and thanks to Yelp found this gem. Friday evening, it was pretty full, one table left, but moments after we...

2. Thai Wok Kitchen

I'm from the Bay Area but visiting a friend who lives in Vancouver. Left to our own devices for lunch today, I quickly reviewed nearby restaurants and...

3. The Nomad's Gourmet Hot Dogs

This place was amazing. The couple who owns/runs it are so personable and friendly. My husband and I visited from out of town with our local friends after...

4. Ingrid's Good Street Food

Delicious food from EXTREMELY friendly folks. My favorite is the beet hummus, and I don't even usually like hummus.... Anyways, come here if you want your...

5. Brewed Cafe & Pub

Bathroom is in the back and on the left. Good price - Great Food Nice little spot downtown Vancouver. Walk here and get breakfast about once a week....

Golf
1. Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

Yes. Yas. Si. Ja. Wherever you are from on this planet, if you are a golfer, you need to experience this course. Its FREAKING MAJESTIC at 6:45 am, and I'm...

2. Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course Driving Range

The Clackamas Dogs Foundation held their first fundraiser at Sah-Hah-Lee and the staff made the event run seamlessly. Great venue, great people and amazing...

3. Topgolf

I can't wait to go back! Overall the experience was amazing. We had food and drinks in the bar prior to golfing and the service was fast! Our server was...

4. Tualatin Island Greens

Great driving range and mini golf. I've been here many times and I will keep coming back! The prices are good and there are even occasional groupons that...

5. Eagle Landing Golf Course

Eagle Landing's staff and courses were a ton of fun for our Golfstravaganza Lite tournament. We took 40 people through foot golf, pitch and putt, miniature...

Active
1. Pedal Bike Tours

The Hubby put together a Portland trip and discovered this place through a friend who suggested it from Yelp! So when he told me a bike tour was on the...

2. Forest Park

I can't believe that this gorgeous spot is so close to the city center. Just a short drive from downtown, we spent a few hours exploring winding forest...

3. Cycle Portland Bike Tours & Rentals

After researching the different bike tours in the downtown Portland area, my mother and I decided that none of the vendors offered quite what we were...

4. Pure Barre

I've been a client of Pure Barre since 2009 and have been to many barre studios since then. When I found out my hubs and I were relocating to Vancouver, WA,...

5. Oregon River Rentals

Can't say enough good things about this business!! Their website is so professional that I was expecting them to have some monstrous shop or warehouse full...

Arts
1. Hoyt Arboretum

I adore this place. It is MASSIVE, with well marked and well kept trails all throughout. The volunteer staff are highly knowledgeable and helpful. I saw an...

2. Ready Paint Fire

Love the variety of items to paint! They have different things coming in year round. Friendly staff, always willing to help with technique. No rushing, just...

3. Screaming Sky

This was part of a trifecta of sublime laziness on a overcast and slightly hazy July 4th day, circa 2016. 1) Go to Screaming Sky and nerd out from their...

4. 60 Minutes To Escape

Great escape room, nice and large with a good back story within the spark of resistance room. Not too easy, but we completed it. Great staff. We can't...

5. Laurelhurst Theater

I really don't know how they do it. Laurelhurst Theater has quickly become a favorite of mine. I used to be a person who would go to a movie maybe once a...

Shopping
1. Boomerang

Employees are always friendly, extremely spacious, clean, great to do work,and kid friendly which they have a play space in the back for babies and you...

2. Christopher David

I could just cry. It's my favorite place in the Pearl, and I come here every weekend to read and have their delicious coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Until...

3. Urban Eccentric

Well worth the trip - a good mix of 40s-90s vintage and very friendly people working there. They even gave me a map of the other vintage stores in the area

4. iChihuahua Repair - iPhone & iPad

My phone stopped taking a charge so I brought it to iChihuahua. Ben knew right away what needed fixing. He hunted around his store for a while, looking for...

5. High Brow Social Club

Joe is THE only person who can touch my brows. I used to drive from downtown PDX and now drive from Camas. He asks what I want, but really, Joe knows...

Health
1. Body In Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Center

After having our daughter in March of 2016 I had terrible hip pain. To the point on hardly being able to walk. After visiting a couple different doctors who...

2. King LASIK

I had to get PRK done in one eye, and lasik in the other. The staff at King lasik were great in letting me know what to expect for each eye. I now have...

3. Crews Lasik & Cataract Center

Dr.Crews is a true professional. I have used contacts and glasses for 15+ years. Getting LASIK was the best decision I ever made. It is totally worth every...

4. Evergreen Eye Care

Super friendly staff, great communication (SMS, email, phone) regarding appointment confirmations, and Dr. Lambert did a fantastic job explaining all of the...

5. My Oasis For Healing

Anya is a sensitive and intuitive therapist, who listens, asks insightful questions, and was willing to explore sensitive and painful problems without...

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