Some time ago I wrote about the Colorado Ridge development in Washougal. The link to that article is here. There are still some lots and a few spec homes available. Many places in this subdivision offer spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, Columbia River and the City lights all the way to Portland.
In light of our recent winter weather the relatively low elevation of Colorado Ridge at just 400-500 feet means less snow to deal with in the winter. That said, there is always a winter weather concern when you live on a hilltop.
What I like about Colorado Ridge is how truly amazing the views are and yet the homes are reasonably priced when contrasted against similar properties in neighboring Camas. From the top of the neighborhood one can be at PDX in 20 minutes. Downtown Portland is only another 10 to 15 minutes further. meanwhile head east and you are in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in less than 10 minutes!
The views are breathtaking and I have a gorgeous 3900 SF home listed at $789,900 with a huge deck perched out on the ridge. Both view images on this blog post were taken from that deck. The home should be complete in a month or two. I also have a lot listed up here at just $110,000 and suitable for a multi-level home that will feature great views like these form the second floor.
Colorado Ridge is a real winner and views like this will someday be available only on resale homes. Now is the time to snag a lot or brand new home either in Colorado Ridge or one of the other great Washougal hillside subdivisions.
No matter what you do be sure to enjoy the view.