High Ridge is a private, gated community of forty view parcels ranging in size from five to twenty acres in a 280 acre subdivision above the
town of Woodland, Washington, two miles off the I-5 freeway and a short 30 minute drive from Portland, Oregon and Portland International Airport.
The breathtaking views include the Columbia River, the Lewis River Valley, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Silver Star and Saddle Mountains in the Cascade
Range, and the downtown Portland skyscrapers. The layout of the community, along with strict building restrictions, protects the views of every
resident. A wilderness buffer of 200 acres maintains the sense of privacy and solitude.
Each parcel is configured to take advantage of the views and has electricity, phone, high speed internet and water connections.
A private, dead end paved road serves the entire development.
Water is provided by a community water system of wells and
a reservoir. This is not a "shared well" system, but is classified
by the state as a "Small
Public Water System Class B". The water system development fee
is included in the price of the lots. The water system management
agency charges $1,000.00 to provide and set a water meter and
make the physical connection to the system.
For lovers of the outdoors, there are few better places to live:
For hikers, campers and outdoor explorers, the nearby Gifford Pinchot National Forest offers an extensive system of campgrounds and
trails. You can enjoy alpine meadows and lakes, old growth forests, trout streams, old lava flows, mountain peaks and spectacular
vistas in developed or roadless areas.
There are numerous opportunities for winter sports lovers. Skiers and snowboarders have an easy drive to resorts on Mt Hood and
Mt. Rainier. Cross country skiers, snowshoe hikers and snowmobilers use numerous trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Fishermen have outstanding opportunities the year around within 10 minutes of High Ridge. The nearby rivers, streams and lakes offer
spring, summer and fall chinook (king) salmon; fall coho (silver) salmon; summer and winter steelhead; sturgeon; tiger muskie; kokanee
(landlocked sockeye salmon); smallmouth bass; and trout. Fishing is such an important pastime in the area that iconic fishing rod
manufacturers Lamiglas and G. Loomis are headquartered in Woodland.
For hunters, big game and waterfowl opportunities abound. Duck and goose hunters find success in the fall and winter. Big game
hunters pursue blacktail deer and elk in the hills around the Lewis River valley. Deer and elk are frequently seen in High Ridge
(no hunting is allowed in the community).
Boating in all of its forms is another popular activity. Power and sail boats have access to the marina in nearby Kalama on the
Columbia River; there are also public and private ramps for trailer boats in Woodland. The Lewis River, the nearby Kalama River,
and lakes in the area host a variety of watercraft.
Conveniently located two miles from the I-5 freeway, this community is a tranquil retreat from the frenzy of city life, yet is only
6 minutes from Safeway and 30 minutes from the Portland International Airport and the rich mix of fine dining, shopping, cultural,
entertainment, and employment offerings in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon. On the Washington side of the Columbia River, even closer
to home, countless retail stores, top-rated hospitals and medical services, and personal and professional enrichment at Clark College and
Washington State University's Vancouver campus are practically at one's fingertips.
Also contributing to the high quality of life are the many outdoor recreational and sight-seeing attractions within about an hour's drive,
a few of which include the picturesque Oregon coast, the renowned Willamette Valley wine country, the scenic Columbia River gorge, and Oregon's
majestic Mt. Hood. As an added benefit, retirees and residents who live and work in Washington also enjoy keeping more of their hard-earned dollars
because there is no state income tax in Washington. This is compared to the roughly 10% combined state and local income tax burden for Portland area
residents a few miles to the south. Many also shop in Portland which has no sales tax.
Come and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest: snow-capped mountain peaks, tree-covered hills, lush river valleys, the mighty Columbia
river, and Portland city lights in the distance, all from your new home in High Ridge. But don't just look at the beauty, take advantage of all
of the outdoor activities located within minutes of your doorstep: hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and much more. It is said that
life is not about the number of breaths that you take, but about the moments that take your breath away. Come to High Ridge and live life
to its fullest.