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Vancouver, Washington   Add Favorite    43 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture
-Educated population

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Cost of living
-Clouds and rain


What Bert Has To Say About Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area


Today’s Portland area is a wonderfully well-evolved, progressive and cosmopolitan Pacific Northwest center located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Originally founded as a trading center, Portland first grew during local gold rushes but then evolved first into a forest and food products processing and shipping point, now more recently into a center for the knowledge economy. The greater Portland area includes Vancouver, Washington across the Columbia River. South of the Columbia, numerous neighborhoods and communities spread east, south along the Willamette River, and west up into wooded plateaus west of downtown.


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Quick Facts About Vancouver


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Vancouver is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Vancouver jobs have Increased by 2.78 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Vancouver's cost of living is 13.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Vancouver's population is 172,860 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 272.70 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Vancouver is $254,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 10.65 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Vancouver public schools spend $9,997 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.3 students per teacher in Vancouver.

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  2/8/2016
Up and coming city

I've lived and worked in the Vancouver area for 10 years. When I moved here it had a depressed feel. The downtown area was deteriorated, with many empty storefronts.... (Read More)

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  2/2/2014
living in Vancouver

very livable; lots of outdoor activities; easy to negotiate; very helpful... (Read More)

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