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    Grandview Place
    19420 SE 20th St, Vancouver
    • 1 Bedroom
      $935
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,020
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,185
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    (360) 727-7598
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    Wy'East Pointe
    812 SE 136th Ave, Cascade Park
    • 1 Bedroom
      $745
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $940
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,235
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    (360) 727-7589
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    Townhouse Square
    8701 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver Heights
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $825
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    (360) 841-5824
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    Renaissance at 29th
    16506 S.E. 29th Street, Fisher's Landing East
    • 1 Bedroom
      $840
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $899
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,075
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    (360) 841-5793
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    Creekside Village
    3100 Falk Rd, Bagley Downs
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $875
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,295
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    (360) 342-0240
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    Ardenwood Station
    9517 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Starcrest
    • 1 Bedroom
      $829
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $949
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    (360) 727-7863
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    Overlook Park
    2201 NE 112th Avenue, Landover - Sharmel
    • 1 Bedroom
      $800
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,000
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,310
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    Rock Creek Commons
    11800 NE 124th Ave., Vancouver
    • 1 Bedroom
      $875
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $995
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    (360) 841-5830
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    Somerset Terrace
    13607 SE 19th St, Cascade Park
    • 1 Bedroom
      $800
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $895
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    (360) 718-5772
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    900 NE Minnehaha St., Northeast Hazel Dell
    • 1 Bedroom
      $675
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    (360) 718-9751
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    Reflections at the Park
    11510 NE 112th Drive, Vancouver
    • 1 Bedroom
      $889
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $949
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    (360) 841-5825
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    Alder Creek
    11716 NE 49th St., North Image
    • 1 Bedroom
      $725
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $825
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,075
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    (360) 718-5775
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    Park Crest Commons
    14913 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Cascade Park
    • 1 Bedroom
      $825
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $975
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,150
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    (360) 356-1417
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    Wellington Court Townhomes
    3417 NE 53rd Street, Walnut Grove
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $775
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $875
    (360) 718-5582
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    The Addison
    7531 NE 18th St., Ogden
    • 1 Bedroom
      $784
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $977
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,125
    (360) 727-7650
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    The Meadows at Cascade Park
    13314 SE 19th St, Cascade Park
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      $835
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $935
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,140
    (360) 727-7585
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    Ardendale Apartments
    604 SE 121st Ave, Cascade Park
    • 1 Bedroom
      $785
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $875
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,150
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    Silver Oak
    8701 NE 54th Street, Walnut Grove
    • 1 Bedroom
      $870
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,010
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      $1,180
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    (360) 841-5827
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    Mission Hills
    11900 NE 18th Street, Landover-Sharmel
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      $835
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,050
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      $1,420
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    Springfield Meadows
    4317 NE 66th Avenue, Walnut Grove
    • Studio
      $723
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    • 1 Bedroom
      $751
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $872
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      $997
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The Outstanding Perks of the “Other Portland”

Situated just north of the Oregon border in southwestern Washington, Vancouver suburbanites enjoy easy access to the rest of metropolitan Portland without having to endure the chaos and hassles of the big city. Just a few of the perks of life as a Vancouverite include:

Tax-free week? Every week is tax-free week … Death and taxes are supposed to be the two givens in life, but not for all. A major benefit of living in Washington is that if you live and work in-state, you don’t have to pay state income taxes. In Oregon, meanwhile (7 measly miles away), you don’t have to pay sales taxes. Bottom line: Work in Washington. Shop in Portland. Beat the system.

Easy access to the mother ship … Living in Vancouver and playing in Portland is a plausible option for ‘Couverites. Residents can hop on I-5 or I-205 and be in downtown Portland in 10-15 minutes. Even during heavy rush hour periods, the commute rarely takes longer 25-30 minutes. Traffic and parking within Vancouver are rarely problems, either.
The more the merrier … Portland certainly has its charms, but all-inclusiveness sure ain’t one of them. The city adheres to a strict Urban Growth Boundary, which prevents the city’s businesses and population from growing at anything quicker than a snail’s pace. Vancouver, au contraire, has more than tripled its population in the past 20 years (160,000-plus now call the ‘Couv home) and continues to sprawl. Portland may turn you away, but Vancouver is ready to welcome you with open arms.

Finding a Primo Pad in the Right ‘Hood

They say if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. They should also say that if you can’t find an apartment in Vancouver, you can’t find one anywhere. Whether you’re looking to settle down in the western lands like Fruit Valley or Carter Park, the eastern ‘hoods like Bennington or Fisher’s Landing, or any of the dozens of quality neighborhoods in between them, you’ll find plenty of rental options available. A few tips for hopeful renters:

  • Vancouver is both a buyer’s market and a renter’s market (we’ll just call it a resident’s market). The population has skyrocketed in the past couple decades, but so have the numbers of new houses and high rises. Even with the population boom, 6 percent of the city’s residential lodgings remain unoccupied, and construction of new units continues. So you can afford to be picky.

  • Leasers pay an average of about a thousand bucks a month in rent, but tons of decent digs can be found in the $600-$700 range. And remember to bring your bargaining chips to the table. Especially in the recently renovated downtown area (which features a surplus of stylish lofts and condos for rent), landlords are often willing to bargain with prospective tenants.

  • As always: When submitting a leasing application, don’t forget to bring along your identification, copies of paycheck stubs, banking info, and proof of renter’s history.

  • If you’re tired of hauling that massive sofa-bed from pad to pad, here’s a suggestion: leave it behind. Many Vancouver apartments, including studios in the $600-range, already come furnished (so maybe it’s time to say goodbye that coffee-and-beer-stained Barcalounger from 1972, huh?).

How to Get Around … And What to Avoid

Compared to most American suburbs, Vancouver has a surprisingly effective public transportation system (the C-Train operates 135 buses and also runs express routes to downtown Portland). So, technically, yes, you might be able to survive in Vancouver, Washington without a car of your own. But we don’t recommend it. Vancouver is so spread out, consisting of more than 60 sprawling neighborhoods, that to shop, work, and socialize conveniently, you’re going to need your own set of wheels.

Best of luck, and happy hunting!

-By Kera Zacuto

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