Vancouver Relocation Guide

Welcome to our Vancouver Relocation Guide. inside we have information to help you consider moving to Vancouver Washington.

Vancouver Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River in Clark County directly across from Portland. It has a population of 174,826 residents according to the 2016 U.S. census, and covers over 22 square miles of land.

Vancouver, the oldest city in Washington, was founded in 1824 by fur traders from the Hudson’s Bay Company, as part of Great Britain’s effort to secure territory for Canada on the west coast of North America. This effort failed when what became the State of Washington was ceded to the U.S. in 1849.

In 1881, Vancouver, British Columbia was founded. Three hundred miles to the north in Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia has grown much larger than her neighbor to the south.

Vancouver has become quite popular with families working in the Portland Oregon market.  A quick drive south on  I-5 makes for a reasonable commute, and housing is more affordable along with more availability.

Vancouver, Washington, offers a year-round mild climate. Summer temperatures average in the upper 70’s and the winter temperatures rarely dip below freezing. The Vancouver area averages 39.2 inches of rain annually, which is about the national average.

Vancouver Relocation – Schools

Vancouver has two school districts: Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen School District.

The Vancouver Public Schools cover most of west Vancouver and has seven high schools: Hudson’s Bay High School, Columbia River High School, Fort Vancouver High School, Lewis and Clark High School, Skyview High School, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and Vancouver iTech Preparatory (grades 6–12). It also has six middle schools: Alki Middle School, Discovery Middle School, Gaiser Middle School, Jason Lee Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and McLoughlin Middle School.

Vancouver Public Schools’ elementary schools include Sarah J. Anderson, Chinook, Eisenhower, Felida, Ben Franklin, Fruit Valley Community Learning Center, Harney, Hazel Dell, Hough, Martin Luther King, Lake Shore, Lincoln, Marshall, Minnehaha, Peter S. Ogden, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sacajawea, Salmon Creek, Truman, Walnut Grove, and Washington.

The Evergreen School District covers most of east Vancouver and has seven high schools: Evergreen High School, Mountain View High School, Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, Heritage High School, Union High School, Legacy High School, and Cascadia Technical Academy (formerly Clark County Vocational Skills Center).[49]

The district has six middle schools: Cascade, Covington, Frontier, Pacific, Shahala, and Wy’East.

Evergreen School District’s 21 elementary schools are: Burton, Burnt Bridge Creek, Columbia Valley, Crestline, Ellsworth, Endeavour, Fircrest, Fisher’s Landing, Harmony, Hearthwood, Illahee, Image, Marrion, Mill Plain, Orchards, Pioneer, Riverview, Sifton, Silver Star, Sunset, and York.

Vancouver is also home to the Washington School for the Deaf and Washington School for the Blind, and (through Evergreen School District) Home Choice Academy, for home-schoolers.

More Vancouver Relocation information

City of Vancouver – Official web site for the city of Vancouver, Washington.

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce – Resource for finding information about its businesses and regional information.

Washington Relocation Guide – City information, real estate, home financing, savings and more