Welcome to 'Living in Southwest Washington,'
your guide to the rich quality of life in Clark County

This website is created with two audiences in mind: Employers thinking Southwest Washington is a good place to move or start a business, and individuals contemplating a career move here. In both cases, they and their families want to know what it's like to live and play here, go to school or college, engage in civic activities, watch sports, see a play, visit a museum or zoo, hear an orchestra, need a hospital, ride a horse or a bicycle, find a trail that'ss scenic and close to home, or get away for a day.

Because Southwest Washington is positioned on the Columbia River just across from Portland, OR; enjoys close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Columbia Gorge, and Cascade Range; and comprises Clark County and the city of Vancouver, plus many close-knit towns and communities connected by rolling hills, farms, streams and forests, you may discover that it can be the ideal place for you!

Quick Fact

Southwest Washington enjoys mild seasonal weather.

Summer highs 77-80°F Winter lows 34-40°F