Stevenson, Washington Real Estate and Community Information
Stevenson WA is a small town located on the southwestern border of the state. According to the latest census in 2010, there was a population of just 1465 which is a 20% increase in population over the 2000 census; based on history, the growing trend is believed to continue. If the small town life is what you have been craving but you are not quite ready to give up all that the city has to offer, you must check out the properties available in Stevenson. While this is a small town, you are within an hour away from both Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon and less than 4 hours away from Seattle Washington. This small town serves as the county seat for Skamania county, housing the county courthouse. Carol Annala will help guide you to the homes that are perfect for you and your current and future needs. Email her today so she can begin the search for the perfect real estate in this quaint, small town.
In the 1800s, George Stevenson settled in the area where the town sits today. He purchased the entire land that the town sits on for just over $20,000. Since the town lies on the Columbia River, it was a prime location for vacations, settlers and a throughway for goods to arrive. The start of the railroad through town paved the way for better roads, more unique buildings and all types of shopping. 1907 was the year that the town was officially incorporated into a city.
Parks and Recreation
The Events and Recreation department for Skamania County offers something for everyone. While it serves the entire county, not just the city, the main offices are located in this small town that serves as the county seat. This department differs from most mainstream parks and rec departments as it encompasses every event in the county. They handle all of the information for the fair, summer camps, parks, summer camps, farmers markets and more. To download a seasonal guide, go to the department website. It is here that you will be able to find the upcoming events and activities for residents of all ages.
While this may be a small town, it is rich in things to do. Most of the activities involve the outdoors given its location in rural Washington State on the banks of the Columbia River. The biggest attraction is that of the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. It is here that residents and visitors alike learn about the rich history of the area including the Native American tribes that once populated the area. Other attractions include things like the Lava Canyon and the Cape Horn Lookout.
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Stevenson WA homes offer residents something that most cities do not: a compromise between small town living and big city conveniences. Living here will provide you and your family with a ton of opportunities in nature and recreation. Email or call Carol Annala today so she can show you the list of the current homes for sale that will let you begin your new journey into this small town that you will want to call home.