Lots in Woodland’s High Ridge community are more than five acres in size, however, the usable, buildable area of each lot is about an acre or two – as much as most people want to maintain.
Only forty lucky families will live on the 280 acres at High Ridge. Only about 80 of the 280 acres will be developed for homesites, yards and infrastructure. Two hundred acres will be preserved in a natural state and will serve as a privacy barrier and forested wildlife reserve. To protect this natural beauty, the Covenants ensure that your neighbors will not engage in arbitrary or unsightly land clearing or tree cutting. In addition, properties to the north, east and west consist of many miles of continuous timberland.
Two thirds of the lots at High Ridge in Woodland boast flat or very gently sloping building sites that will accommodate one or two story homes plus a separate garage, outbuilding, yard, parking and vehicle turnaround areas. Approximately one third of the new home sites are sloping, which makes them well-suited for home designs that include daylight basements.
Every home site in the High Ridge community has a unique view. From High Ridge, you see endless mountains, forests and farmland with virtually no signs of development of any kind.
Some home sites feature views to the east and southeast with long range panoramic vistas of the Lewis River valleys and the Cascade Mountains, including Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. Many of the lots look south towards the entire Portland metropolitan area (including downtown skyscrapers, the Fremont and St. Johns bridges, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Gresham, Battle Ground, Camas, Ridgefield and more!.
About one third of the sites feature views from northwest to southwest overlooking the Columbia River for more than 25 miles, including Deer Island, Bachelor Island and Sauvie Island, the Multnomah Channel and oceangoing ships.
Every lot offers residents one or more – or all! – of these views in varying combinations. Home sites at High Ridge are generally priced according to view, and the views typically become more expansive and grander as one proceeds up the ridge (north from the entrance.)