Vancouver Wa neighborhoods consist of 68 associated neighborhoods and about 30 outside of city limits neighborhoods.

The best way to find out about a particular neighborhood is to visit the City of Vancouver Neighborhood page or outside of the city limits the Clark County Neighborhood Association Directory

Once there you can simply type in an address which will show you what neighborhood that address belongs to as well as how to access more information for that neighborhood.

I have now lived in Vancouver, Wa for five years and I am just beginning to explore how valuable the Clark County neighborhoods associations are for basic and useable information. You will find links to a wide array of services and contact information on how to get the most out of living in your neighborhood.

7 Benefits of Neighborhood Associations

  1. Vancouver Neighborhood Contacts
  2. Vancouver Neighborhood Volunteer opportunities
  3. Vancouver Neighborhood Safety concerns
  4. Vancouver Neighborhood Events
  5. Vancouver Neighborhood Newsletters
  6. Vancouver Neighborhood Maps
  7. Vancouver Neighborhood Updates
Vancouver

Neighborhood Contacts

Every neighborhood association has an official webpage listed with the city that includes contact information for connecting with your neighborhood liaison officer and other volunteer members of the association.

There’s an App!

You can download an app called MyVancouver that gives links and contact for non-emergency issues for your area or the city of Vancouver. You will need a fairly current IOS 13.0 or later to use it as I found out when I tried to check it out. Ooops. Guess I will have to do that at some point . . .

Neighborhood Volunteer Opportunities

Many neighborhoods have volunteer opportunities. In most cases you can volunteer to work with your neighborhood association, participate in park cleanup days or simply be a good neighbor that is friendly, courteous and helpful.

Some volunteer actions may never get recognized but they make your neighborhood a better place. Doing something as helpful as picking up litter during a daily walk, helping a neighbor in need or even taking a minute to brush off leaves and debris that might clog up a city drain near you.

The City of Vancouver has a page for more official Volunteer opportunities where you can volunteer to work with a number of programs and they even have a Neighborhood Sparkles Award program where the city recognizes special volunteers with a certificate and gifts.

Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities, Parks and Recreation, Adopt a Park, Urban Forestry, Neighbors on Watch, Fire Corps, Scouts Special Projects, Annual Trail Count, Water Center Volunteers.

Vancouver

Neighborhood Safety Concerns

graphic of small houses in a neighborhood
Neighborhood Safety in Vancouver Washington

Community Camera Registration Program – as of now we don’t have a camera but we are considering it for the future. I know for sure we would do this. Last year there was a major crime two blocks away and we did have an officer come to our house to ask if we did have one but we didn’t.

Each neighborhood is also assigned a NPO (Neighborhood Police Officer) contact though there is not one police officer for each neighborhood (need a little more tax money for that!) but even so it’s nice to have a “go to” for asking questions, finding out information and making an initial report about conflicts and issues arising in your neighborhood.

The NPO’s are the liaisons to the citizens within their district and are available to meet with neighbors to discuss crime issues, livability issues, attend community meetings and to answer questions about crime trends and prevention. These officers are the main contact person for a citizen within a district to go to when there are crime issues or other concerns that the police department can assist them with. These officers work cross departmentally as well to assist citizens with problem solving strategies as well.

Taken from the City of Vancouver.us website for NPO’s.

I also find it nice to put a friendly face to an officer and you can do that and more with the links below.

District 1: Arnada, Carter Park, Esther Short, Fruit Valley, Hough, Lincoln, Northwest, Rose Village, Shumway, West Minnehaha.

District 2: Bagley Downs, Central Park, Columbia Way, DuBois Park, Green Meadows, Edgewood Park, Evergreen Highlands, Evergreen Shores, Fourth Plain Village, Harney Heights, Hudson’s Bay, Maplewood, Meadow Homes, Northcrest, Riverview, Southcliff, Vancouver Mall

District 3: Burton Ridge, Ellsworth Springs, Father Blanchet Park, Forest Ridge, Image, Kevanna Park, Marrion, North Garrison Heights, North Image, Northwood, Oakbrook, Ogden, Vancouver Heights

District 4:  Airport Green, Bella Vista, Bennington, Burnt Bridge Creek, Burnt Bridge Creek, Burton/Evergreen, Cascade Highlands, Cascade South East, Cimarron, Columbia River Neighborhood Association, Countryside Woods, Fairway/164th, Fircrest, First Place, Fisher’s Creek, Fisher’s Landing East, Hearthwood, Landover-Sharmel, Lewis and Clark Woods, Mountain View, North Hearthwood, Northfield, Old Evergreen Highway, Parkside, Parkway East, Riveridge, Village at Fisher’s Creek, Village at Fisher’s Landing, Wildwood.

For those of you (and me) who are outside of Vancouver proper you can find complete Officer contact information in your Neighborhood Association directory.

Vancouver Neighborhood Events

Attending a neighborhood event is a great way to get to know your neighbors. Of course as I write this (November2020) isolation protocols are limiting this but in normal, healthier times attending a local event builds neighborly connections.

Many events are open to the city at large such as the weekly Farmers Markets, Night Market, Hazel Dell Parade of Bands in my neighborhood, Car cruises, but others are simply, smaller events such as bazaars, park clean up days and attending association meetings.

A good place to check out local events is through the Columbian (newspaper) website for Upcoming Events, the Visit Vancouver USA Events website page, the City of Vancouver Calendar page and even out of city sites that have local listings such as Event Brite – Vancouver-Events, PDXpipeline – SW Washington Events.

During the summer months you can attend local car shows, church sponsored events and other non profit fundraisers.

The holiday season offers a smorgasbord of local bazaars, concerts and school events. While this year (2020) these options will not be available it’s something to keep in mind for future dates.

Columbian Holiday Spots

The Reflector (2019) Holiday Bazaars

Vancouver Neighborhood Association Newsletters

Vancouver Neighborhood Association Newsletters

I thought that checking out a neighborhoods newsletters would be a great way to see how active and vibrant the neighborhoods were . . . unfortunately while almost all of the neighborhoods have produced a few newsletters I quickly found out that keeping up with newsletters were not a high priority for a good many associations. Hopefully this will improve over time. Still it’s definitely worth taking a look to see if your neighborhood is one of the active ones.

Vancouver Neighborhood Newsletters

Airport Green | Arnada | Bagley Downs | Bella Vista | Bennington | Burnt Bridge Creek | Burton Ridge | Burton Evergreen | Carter Park | Cascade Highlands | Cascade Southeast | Central Park | Cimarron | Columbia Way | Columbia River | Countryside Woods | Dubois Park | East Mill Plain | Edgewood Park | Ellsworth Springs | Esther Short | Evergreen Highlands | Evergreen Shores | Fairway-164th Ave | Father Blanchet Park | Fircrest | First Place | Fisher’s Creek | Fisher’s Landing East | Forest Ridge | Fourth Plain Village | Fruit Valley | Green Meadows | Harney Heights | Hearthwood | Hough | Hudson’s Bay | Image | Kevanna Park | Landover-Sharmel | Lewis & Clark Woods | Lincoln | Maplewood | Marrion | Meadow Homes | Mountain View | North Garrison Heights | North Hearthwood | North Image | Northcrest | Northfield | Northwest | Northwood | Oakbrook | Ogden | Old Evergreen Highway | Parkside | Parkway East | Riveridge | Riverview | Rose Village | Shumway | Southcliff | Vancouver Heights | Vancouver Mall | Village at Fisher’s Landing | West Minnehaha | Wildwood

Outside Vancouver City Limits Neighborhood Newsletters

Active Neighborhood Associations

East Fork | East Fork Hills Rural Association | Fairgrounds Neighborhood Association | Felida Neighborhood Association | Greater Brush Prairie Neighborhood Association | Meadow Glade Neighborhood Association | NE Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association | North Salmon Creek Neighborhood Association | Pleasant Highlands Neighborhood Association | Proebstel Neighborhood Association | Ridgefield Junction Neighborhood Association | Sherwood Hills Neighborhood Association | Sunnyside Neighborhood Association | Truman Neighborhood Association | West Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association |

Vancouver Neighborhoods and area Maps

Start with the City of Vancouver Neighborhood page for maps of neighborhoods or click a link below. (All links are to the City of Vancouver information pages.)

Vancouver Neighborhood Maps

Airport Green | Arnada | Bagley Downs | Bella Vista | Bennington | Burnt Bridge Creek | Burton Ridge | Burton Evergreen | Carter Park | Cascade Highlands | Cascade Southeast | Central Park | Cimarron | Columbia Way | Columbia River | Countryside Woods | Dubois Park | East Mill Plain | Edgewood Park | Ellsworth Springs | Esther Short | Evergreen Highlands | Evergreen Shores | Fairway-164th Ave | Father Blanchet Park | Fircrest | First Place | Fisher’s Creek | Fisher’s Landing East | Forest Ridge | Fourth Plain Village | Fruit Valley | Green Meadows | Harney Heights | Hearthwood | Hough | Hudson’s Bay | Image | Kevanna Park | Landover-Sharmel | Lewis & Clark Woods | Lincoln | Maplewood | Marrion | Meadow Homes | Mountain View | North Garrison Heights | North Hearthwood | North Image | Northcrest | Northfield | Northwest | Northwood | Oakbrook | Ogden | Old Evergreen Highway | Parkside | Parkway East | Riveridge | Riverview | Rose Village | Shumway | Southcliff | Vancouver Heights | Vancouver Mall | Village at Fisher’s Landing | West Minnehaha | Wildwood

Maps outside of City

See Neighborhoods outside of city limits.

General Maps of Vancouver Area

Vancouver city also offers a page with more general Vancouver maps that includes street maps, bike maps, walking maps, shoreline and zoning maps.

C-Tran (pdf) (city buses) transportation maps

Vancouver Mall Map

Clark Count District Elections Map (pdf) page which (lists 17 maps).

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Area Map

1907 Fire Insurance Map of Vancouver, Clark County Washington

Clark College Campus Map

Zip Code Maps for Vancouver

Vancouver Topographic Map (free pdf)

Vancouver Weather Forecast Map

Vancouver Geocaching Trails

Vancouver

Neighborhood Updates

The best place to find neighborhood updates are the MyVancouver app, the Neighborhood association page, your association officers and the latest newsletter.

Local TV, radio and newspapers also feature local updates and news.

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