While we love living with Nature as Neighbors, and the quiet solitude it provides, some days we just want to go downtown for an urban experience of shopping and strolling.
Uptown Village is a wonderful shopping district located on Main Street in Vancouver, WA. Comprising approximately 11 blocks between 15th and 26th St, it bisects a residential neighborhood bordered by Columbia Street to the West and D Street on the East.
A day-long shopping trip along Main Street will take you to an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and antique stores, ending at the Clark County Historical Museum. Originally built as a Carnegie Library in 1909, the site houses a permanent collection of native art, historical artifacts from the region, and the largest collection of unpublished Richard Brautigan manuscripts.
Two of our favorite restaurants in the area are in Uptown Village right on Main St - La Bottega, and Charlie’s Bodega. Owned by the same family, they are a quick study in contrast. La Bottega has an old-world Italian ambiance and menu, and houses a deli complete with Italian meats, cheeses, olives and wine. Charlie’s modern decor is the perfect atmosphere for Spanish tapas (small plates) and a unique whiskey bar with artistically-inspired cocktails.
The surrounding residential areas feature moderately-priced single family homes, some with historical pedigree. Its tree-lined avenues have all the characteristic of a downtown urban neighborhood where most of the residents walk to their destinations.
Listings are scooped up very quickly in this highly desirable area. Currently there are only two Active listings - representing the historical presence as well as modern developments in the neighborhood. We can appreciate the popularity of this lifestyle, but prefer ViewHomes of Clark County with Nature As Neighbors and "elbow room for the soul."
ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.