Quite some time ago I wrote and article about Fairway Village in Vancouver's Cascade Park as a great retirement golf community. It still is, but it may not be everyone's 'cup of tea'. If you like golf and you are looking for something a little less 'over 55', then a new development in Washougal might be a great prescription.
Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club is great spot away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver and Portland but in close enough to get to the airport in 20 minutes. Recently a few subdivisions have popped up near the 14th and 15th holes including some gorgeous attached 'duets' with upscale finishes and 1855 square feet of living space. These new units are ideal for retirees as they feature two bedrooms and two baths and a very spacious kitchen and living area. The units are running in the $295k range and are a great alternative to the busier Fairway Village. These units are right on the course.
Washougal is a fabulous spot for those who want the convenience of city life without giving up that small town ambiance. From the east end of the golf course you sit right at the entrance to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and yet a ride to PDX is only 17 miles away.
Washougal is a fabulous location to retire with all of the benefits of living in Washington and shopping in Oregon. The added bonus of spectacular scenery, great views, close in golf and easy access to the amazing Columbia River Gorge. Check it out. Washougal could be your ticket to a fabulous retirement.