Many retirees are looking for living arrangements that don't require a bunch of yard work or travel to get to activities. Downtown urban condo living could fit the bill quite nicely for some. In SW Washington, Vancouver has a nice opportunity to own a high-rise condo unit with views of the Columbia River, Esther Short Park, and as many as five Majestic Cascade Volcanoes.
A short ride down the elevator to the street offers up everything your need in a few blocks. restaurants, post office, stores of all kinds, the park, waterfront, government agencies, banks, insurance, you name it and you can walk there.
This style is not for everyone, but it could be for quite a few retirees. 2 bedroom units range from $300,000 to well over a million dollars depending on the view and of course the interior decor and quality. Vancouver's downtown and waterfront area is rapidly becoming the hot spot for urban living in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
You can visit Urban Living in the 'Couv' for updates on condos for sale and project status for new and upcoming high-rise projects.