The little town of Amboy is not likely on the radar of anyone outside of Clark County, WA. This is nothing more than a chippy little hamlet. As a retirement spot however, it has some interesting possibilities.
Amboy is much more than just the little town itself, it is a much larger rural area around the tiny 'one horse' village. This is an area where one might find that perfect 5 acres of Northwest paradise without requiring Warren Buffet's brokerage account.
Amboy delivers that "way out in the country" feel yet resides just about ten miles from the heart of Battle Ground and less than 30 minutes to the greater Vancouver area that supports a full dose of urban amenities, with an additional 10-15 minutes placing an Amboy resident in Portland.
Amboy, like its incorporated brother, Yacolt have a local reputation for being way out there. In reality, they are not that far out at all. Make no mistake, one does not just take a short stroll to the market for some milk and eggs, but one need not drive an hour to do so either. For the retired person, Amboy could be a great location.
With the Vancouver Clinic, having opened a sizable facility in Battle Ground, health care services are much closer and more convenient for Amboy and the rest of North-Central Clark County. Battle Ground has most of the services people need to utilize on a daily or weekly basis.
For the outdoorsy types, its close proximity to Mount St. Helens and the three giant reservoirs on the Lewis River are hard to beat.
Check out Amboy and retire to Washington State.