Ridgefield Washington is one of the fastest growing communities in Washington. And it’s easy to see why over 6000 residents call it home. Current and new residents appreciate the strong sense of community, family friendly atmosphere and stunning natural surroundings. Founded in 1865 and became incorporated as a city in 1909 and still maintains that Americana charm. Downtown features a Main Street and a hardware store on the corner. This charming town is perfect for those who want to get away from the big city life but still close enough to enjoy it. After all, Portland is only 25 miles away.
With the popularity of Ridgefield comes growth and development. Clark College is building a satellite campus that will provide student housing for 1000 students. Additionally, the campus will include up to six buildings. Likewise, on thee healthcare side, a PeaceHealth facility may soon be on the horizon. Fun Fact, the moving equipment and storage rental company U-Haul got its start in Ridgefield in 1945.
Outdoor activities are abundant in the area. There’s a 21-mile long water trail for kayaking or canoeing, miles of woodland trails and wildlife watching in the 5300 acre Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
Downtown Ridgefield offers walkable shopping, charming shops and boutiques and features historic landmarks. Nearby residents enjoy several wineries and an 18-hole golf course. The City of Ridgefield prides itself on making the city a great place to call home. In order to accomplish this, the city has built public parks and trails. Additionally, annual schools and community events such as the Big Paddle, Fourth of July, Tuesdays in the Park and Birdfest & Bluegrass are held to bring the community together.
The school district has four schools: Union Ridge Elementary South Ridge Elementary View Ridge Middle School and Ridgefield High School.
City of Ridgefield: 360-887-3557 www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us
Ridgefield Business Association: 360-887-3600 www.ridgefieldbusinessassociation.com