Camas, WA Reviews

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As a small city located in Washington, Camas has its fair share of charm and amenities to offer its residents. With a population just over 23,000, Camas boasts a strong sense of community and a variety of outdoor activities. However, like any place, it also has its drawbacks. By summarizing user reviews from BestPlaces, we can gain a better understanding of what it's like to live in Camas.

One user, Sarah, praises Camas for its friendly and safe environment, saying "I've lived in Camas for over 20 years and I can't imagine calling anywhere else home. The people here are incredibly welcoming and the low crime rate gives me peace of mind." Another resident, John, echoes this sentiment, stating "The community events and festivals in Camas really bring everyone together and create a strong sense of belonging."

On the other hand, some users have expressed concerns about the cost of living in Camas. According to Julie, "Housing prices in Camas have skyrocketed in the past few years, making it difficult for young families or those on a budget to afford. It's definitely a downside to living here." Similarly, Mark shares his frustration with the traffic in Camas, saying "The commute from Camas to neighboring cities can be a nightmare, especially during rush hour. It's something to consider if you work outside of Camas."

Despite these drawbacks, many users continue to praise the city for its beautiful scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities. As Emily puts it, "Living in Camas means having easy access to hiking, biking, and kayaking in the nearby Columbia River Gorge. It's a nature-lover's paradise." Overall, the reviews on BestPlaces paint a picture of Camas as a welcoming community with a high quality of life, but with some challenges to consider before making the move.

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Huge sense of community! - 10/29/2018
Born and raised here in Washington. Moved away to San Francisco, California for a decade and just moved back. I live walking distance from downtown and love it. Huge sense of community as this city hosts so many events. I love the easy access to freeways and I love the beauty of being close to the waterfront. Great boutique shops and restaurants.  Read More

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Camas is the best place to live???? - 11/11/2017
Camas is a wonderful area which has so many beautiful trails with access to the river. The school system is superb. Prune Hill is such a wonderful place to live and walk to stay healthy. The views are absolutely breathtaking and the easy access to Portland (which we totally try to avoid) No offense but Portland is truly crazy and unsafe lately and only getting worse! Thanks to the clueless officials running it Shame on you! The homelessness is truly out of control and urine is all you smell. Very close to a hepatitis outbreak like San Diego and Los Angeles currently has if they do not address the situation. If you are forced to go to Portland as soon as you hit the freeway coming back you can't wait to leave the place! You come home to beautiful Camas and thank your lucky stars you live in such a beautiful place! Read More

Culture it ain't - 3/26/2017
This town has no culture outside the high school. The downtown has scruffy mill taverns to accentuate the smelly pulp mill across the street. Housing is not affordable (sorry Bert) unless you're making $75K or more. The train runs 40-50 times a day from Pasco and the horn blows in the middle of the night. Read More

Small town living with all the benefits of a big c - 2/2/2016
Camas is a wonderful place to live, with a small town feel, with all the amenities of living next to an international airport and culture rich big city (Portland). Camas has an excellent school system, neighborhoods, and public Read More

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Income taxes - 11/22/2008
Sperling states Camas has a 9% income tax. The income tax in Camas is 0%.

(side note: many people that reside in Camas work in Oregon since Camas is part of the suburban area of Portland. Oregon state law requires anyone that lives or works in Oregon to pay the 9% Oregon state income Read More

Excellent City - 9/15/2008
Public Schools are some of the best in the state. Influx in last 15 years of high tech industry has solidified Read More

Crying Shame... - 2/19/2007
Camas is no longer the Camas I, my parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents grew up in. As the profile will tell you it is becoming Ritz-ville. Which wouldn't be so bad if they weren't such horrible people. They are forcing out the average-joe in this town. They have helped to bring the paper mill to it's demise. Get this, they buy land, build a fancy house, and when the wind blows the smoke from the smoke stack towards their homes they complain and try legal action. The mill has already started lay-offs, which would account for the higher unemployment rate, and there is about a 5 year plan to completely shut down the mill.

Oh, and get this, I know a few people who owned homes in the millionaire development area. So the developers, the city, and some of the new local millionaires have written up plans that have roads going through my friends living rooms. Their homes are average homes, built some time ago so they could raise their kids and retire in it, however Read More

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