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717 Apartments for rent in Camas, WA

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Check out 717 verified apartments for rent in Camas, WA with rents starting as low as $1350. Some apartments for rent in Camas might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Kielo at Grass Valley
5988 NW 38th Ave
Camas, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,565
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
933 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,335
1241 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
A Refined Escape Kielo at Grass Valley is Holland Partner Group’s initial venture into the highly desirable Camas community, offering a sophisticated and convenient living opportunity for those searching for a home nestled in nature without
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4 Units Available
River View Apartments
3003 NE 3rd Ave
Camas, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
900 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:18 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at River View Apartments in Camas. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
345 NW 17th Ave
345 NW 17th Ave
Camas, WA | Brenton Street
2 Bedrooms
$1,648
1025 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Two Weeks Free Rent w/Immediate Move In!!LOCATION CAN'T BE BEAT!!! Close to Schools and Parks in Nationally Ranked Camas School District! - This spacious 2 bedroom 1 bath, home is conveniently located in a desirable Camas, Crown Park neighborhood.
1 Unit Available
3912 NE Hayes St
3912 Northeast Hayes Street
Camas, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
1867 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Don't delay in making this house your home! Large 3 bed 3 bath in Camas, WA - This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in the sought after Camas, WA won't last long! Located within walking distance of Camas High School, this home has it all! The split level
1 Unit Available
2037 NE Dallas St.
2037 Northeast Dallas Street
Camas, WA | Mountain View
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1607 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:35 AM
Beautiful 3BD Home in Camas - Available to view now! Approx. 1,607 sq. ft. Additional 822 sq. ft. basement, great for BONUS room! Built in 1941. Beautiful updated home in Camas close to downtown and Crown Park.
1 Unit Available
3647 NW Orchard Ct
3647 Northwest Orchard Court
Camas, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1195 sqft
5 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Gorgeous, Huge 2 Bed apartment with Sunset Views - Property Id: 242786 This is a large, upscale, open apartment in a beautiful neighborhood.
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5 Units Available
Lookout at the Ridge
232 W Lookout Ridge Dr
Washougal, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,619
1510 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,905
1567 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Lookout at the Ridge Apartment Homes for rent. We offer beautiful views of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and is located in Washougal's prestigious Lookout Ridge Neighborhood.
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20 Units Available
Trio Pointe
19600 NE 3rd St
Vancouver, WA | Fisher - Mill Plain - Fisher's Village
1 Bedroom
$1,316
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,889
1028 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 09:35 PM
Community offers pool, spa, fitness center and clubhouse. Apartments feature air conditioning, microwave and washer and dryer. Located close to Camas Meadows Golf Club, Lacamas Lake and Lacamas Heritage Trail.
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24 Units Available
192nd West Lofts
2220 SE 192nd Ave
Vancouver, WA
Studio
$1,515
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,128
1027 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:33 PM
192nd West Lofts offers you a retreat into nature in Fisher's Landing East – a multi-faceted neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington.
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11 Units Available
Northbrook Village
22100 NE Halsey St
Fairview, OR | The Lakes
1 Bedroom
$1,380
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1026 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,815
1306 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:12 PM
WELCOME HOME TO NORTHBROOK VILLAGE We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home.
1 Unit Available
19604 Southeast 42nd Street
19604 Southeast 42nd Street
Clark County, WA
6 Bedrooms
$2,600
2300 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:07 AM
Amazing 6 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house in Camas. Amenities included: central air, deck, dishwasher, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, washer dryer, yard, new private office , or 2nd master br, and new full size ada bathroom.
1 Unit Available
19517 SE 42nd Circle
19517 Southeast 42nd Circle
Clark County, WA
5 Bedrooms
$2,495
2421 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:23 AM
19517 SE 42nd Circle Available 05/05/20 5 BD Home in Camas with Tons of Custom Upgrades! Don't miss out! - You won't find another 5 bedroom home quite like this one! Located in desirable Camas area, this home is within close proximity to top rated
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Hearth
16516 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA | Bennington
1 Bedroom
$1,507
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,641
1152 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,213
1381 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Embrace classic comfort and contemporary style at Hearth Apartment Homes. Our collection of refined 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and townhomes offer you a place to rest, relax, and have a little fun.
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54 Units Available
The Byway
23765 Southwest Halsey Street
Wood Village, OR | Original Village
Studio
$1,140
464 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,295
561 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
860 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
The Byway is a brand-new community located just East of Portland in Wood Village, Oregon. Comprised of both vibrant retail, amenities, and modern apartment homes, there is something for everyone.
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4 Units Available
Columbia Ridge
15910 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR | Wilkes
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
917 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Near the Washington border, nestled amongst the trees, Columbia Ridge Apartments is cozy community of two and three bedroom apartments in Portland, OR.
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9 Units Available
Alvista 23
3181 NE 23rd St
Gresham, OR | Gresham-Northeast
1 Bedroom
$1,336
832 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,888
1178 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Recently renovated complex and units right across the street from Mount Hood Community College. Hardwood floors, fireplaces, and washer and dryers in apartments. Coffee bar, fire pit, gym, pool and hot tub available.
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1 Unit Available
Somerset Terrace
13607 SE 19th St
Vancouver, WA | Cascade Park
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,525
995 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Now leasing newly renovated 1, 2- and 3-bedroom floor plans in Vancouver’s Cascade Park neighborhood. We believe that where you live should make you feel good. That your home should be comfortable, easy and convenient.
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6 Units Available
459 Rock Apartments
459 Southeast 192nd Avenue
Gresham, OR | Rockwood
2 Bedrooms
$1,692
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,793
1201 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
459 Rock is located in the young, diverse Rockwood neighborhood in Gresham, Oregon. Located a few steps from the MAX line and on bus 20 with cafe’s, restaurants, brewpubs and local shopping it’s the ideal location to modern conveniences.
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2 Units Available
Kings Meadow Apartments
2079 Southwest 257th Avenue
Troutdale, OR
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
985 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Kings Meadow is conveniently located within minutes of I-84, Mt. Hood Community College, Downtown Troutdale and Reynolds High School.
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4 Units Available
Pine Square
665 NE 178th Ave
Gresham, OR | Wilkes East
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,272
943 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Our office is currently closed to the public in support of community health efforts.
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5 Units Available
The Groves
3500 NE 17th St
Gresham, OR | Gresham-Northeast
1 Bedroom
$1,095
627 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,205
865 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
1029 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
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9 Units Available
Village Court
17899 NE Oregon St
Gresham, OR | Wilkes East
1 Bedroom
$1,115
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
1062 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Our office is currently closed to the public in support of community health efforts. For leasing inquiries, please contact us via phone or email for more information.
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5 Units Available
Springwater Crossing
1132 NW Birdsdale Ave
Gresham, OR | Gresham-Northwest
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,833
1208 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,873
1537 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Springwater Crossing offers one and two-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom townhomes in pastoral Gresham Oregon, the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge and the World Class Mt. Hood Ski and recreation area.
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4 Units Available
Campbell Park
2897 NE Rene Ave
Gresham, OR | Gresham-Northeast
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
879 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Campbell Park Apartments in Gresham, Oregon, offers beautifully designed vintage and remodeled two-bedroom townhomes and apartment flats.
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City Guide

Camas
"When the [Traveler] reached the landing at La Camas with flags flying, she was greeted with an anvil salute, under the management of Mr. Albins, the blacksmith. A considerable of a crowd were at the landing ... A carriage, the only one in the village, was kindly provided for the ladies on board and the entire party proceeded to the hotel where a sumptuous dinner awaited them. After the dinner ... visitors were taken over the grounds and shown all the attractions of the colony." - The Standar...
"When the [Traveler] reached the landing at La Camas with flags flying, she was greeted with an anvil salute, under the management of Mr. Albins, the blacksmith. A considerable of a crowd were at the landing ... A carriage, the only one in the village, was kindly provided for the ladies on board and the entire party proceeded to the hotel where a sumptuous dinner awaited them. After the dinner ... visitors were taken over the grounds and shown all the attractions of the colony." - The Standar...

Tucked away on the Columbia River, about 20 miles west of Portland, is the unusual town of Camas. According to residents, it was named affectionately after the delicate blue camas lily, a native plant. Yet the town's origins, like those of so many along the Columbia River, began with an entirely different discovery: the lucrative benefits of the lumber industry. In this case, the mill that started in 1883 was not to ship lumber, but supply the Portland newspaper, the Oregonian, with the resources it needed to publish. The mill did, and eventually set the stage for an even more successful paper industry. Through thick and thin, depression and recession, what eventually became the Georgia-Pacific plant maintained the integrity of the town for more than 60 years, until the 1990s. These days, Camas has been remade the face of this former pioneer town thanks to a booming economy, converting Camas to an appealing residential suburb within reach of the Portland metropolitan area. That's not to say that moving to Camas is like moving to Portland. Like all Northwest towns that are finding themselves progressively pulled into the outer boundaries of large cities, Camas has its own distinct personality and sees itself first and foremost as a fiercely independent town, fortunate enough to be upriver from the big city.

Tips for Moving to Camas

Finding places to rent in Camas, coziest of burgs, won't be a walk in the park. Whether you're looking for a house or apartment rental, don't forget to factor in deposits. A landlord can charge a refundable security deposit if your credit is less than stellar, as well as a damage deposit. Ask questions and shop around.

So you're wondering, when should I start looking? Winter weather also means shop before you're ready to move. Summer is a great time, but remember you'll want to get a sense of what your new pad will be like during drizzly, rainy weather. If possible, make more than one trip, and then narrow down your choices between one bedroom apartments for rent or sprawling mansions, whichever appeals to you.

Yes, it snows in this part of the Northwest so it's best to avoid making the move in the winter. Don't let the balmy summer temps confuse you: There will likely be snow next winter, and ample rain to follow. So come prepared. Just remember to bring those shorts and lighter fare as well, since the Columbia River is downright warm in the summer.

Tips for Moving to Camas
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Finding places to rent in Camas, coziest of burgs, won't be a walk in the park. Whether you're looking for a house or apartment rental, don't forget to factor in deposits. A landlord can charge a refundable security deposit if your credit is less than stellar, as well as a damage deposit. Ask questions and shop around.

So you're wondering, when should I start looking? Winter weather also means shop before you're ready to move. Summer is a great time, but remember you'll want to get a sense of what your new pad will be like during drizzly, rainy weather. If possible, make more than one trip, and then narrow down your choices between one bedroom apartments for rent or sprawling mansions, whichever appeals to you.

Yes, it snows in this part of the Northwest so it's best to avoid making the move in the winter. Don't let the balmy summer temps confuse you: There will likely be snow next winter, and ample rain to follow. So come prepared. Just remember to bring those shorts and lighter fare as well, since the Columbia River is downright warm in the summer.

Camas Neighborhoods

Numerous subdivisions now make up the Camas residential area, which for the most part sits south of the current paper mill. Subdivisions like Camas Estates, Prune Hill Estates, the exclusive community of Crown View Plaza Homes and various apartment structures offer both gated and non-gated neighborhoods. There are also a number of mobile home parks, some in preferred settings, too. Most of the communities, however, sit at, within or near the historic neighborhood area called Prune Hill, which was among the first residential areas in this stretch of the Columbia River.

Camas real estate spans the breadth between rural homes with rough graveled driveways and undeveloped yards to breathtaking five-bedroom homes with a pond within view. You can also find modern city apartments which will quench your craving for convenient modern living. To the newcomer, most of its streets may seem like they were imported from Portland, with manicured lawns and river views. And appearances don't lie. According to U.S. census figures, Camas is part of the Greater Portland area for statistical purposes. So a word to the wise: many of the real estate listings are often marketed as part of Portland.

Camas Neighborhoods
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Numerous subdivisions now make up the Camas residential area, which for the most part sits south of the current paper mill. Subdivisions like Camas Estates, Prune Hill Estates, the exclusive community of Crown View Plaza Homes and various apartment structures offer both gated and non-gated neighborhoods. There are also a number of mobile home parks, some in preferred settings, too. Most of the communities, however, sit at, within or near the historic neighborhood area called Prune Hill, which was among the first residential areas in this stretch of the Columbia River.

Camas real estate spans the breadth between rural homes with rough graveled driveways and undeveloped yards to breathtaking five-bedroom homes with a pond within view. You can also find modern city apartments which will quench your craving for convenient modern living. To the newcomer, most of its streets may seem like they were imported from Portland, with manicured lawns and river views. And appearances don't lie. According to U.S. census figures, Camas is part of the Greater Portland area for statistical purposes. So a word to the wise: many of the real estate listings are often marketed as part of Portland.

Life in Camas

Camas residents are intensely proud of their town. And it isn't hard to see why, although to a citified traveler, small town enthusiasm is often mistakenly overrated. Camas began when traveling a short distance took days, and sometimes considerable risk. It survived international catastrophes and financial woes that have shaken larger cities to their core. And it's done it without much help from the outside. All because of that pride. It's a concept, however, that takes to getting used to when one's "small town" was a city block. And sometimes, a simple enthusiastic nod of the head and well-placed word of fascination is all it takes to win over a new friend in your new town.

Semi-rural living (and compared to Portland, this is semi-rural) comes with a few assumptions. Number one is that you will have transportation. Even if you plan to live in the center of town and work from home, you'll want your independence. Thirty minutes to Portland can mean heaven after a winter thaw, even if it is just to pig out at your favorite hot dog stand. So by all means, don't arrive to Camas by bus.

If you're moving to the Northwest for the first time, you're in for a treat. Camas has its own array of festivities, such as First Friday in May and Plein Air Art Faire. But don't be surprised if you find yourself heading for Portland during its Bite of Oregon. Between the big city and the small, you'll have plenty to keep you happy.

Life in Camas
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Camas residents are intensely proud of their town. And it isn't hard to see why, although to a citified traveler, small town enthusiasm is often mistakenly overrated. Camas began when traveling a short distance took days, and sometimes considerable risk. It survived international catastrophes and financial woes that have shaken larger cities to their core. And it's done it without much help from the outside. All because of that pride. It's a concept, however, that takes to getting used to when one's "small town" was a city block. And sometimes, a simple enthusiastic nod of the head and well-placed word of fascination is all it takes to win over a new friend in your new town.

Semi-rural living (and compared to Portland, this is semi-rural) comes with a few assumptions. Number one is that you will have transportation. Even if you plan to live in the center of town and work from home, you'll want your independence. Thirty minutes to Portland can mean heaven after a winter thaw, even if it is just to pig out at your favorite hot dog stand. So by all means, don't arrive to Camas by bus.

If you're moving to the Northwest for the first time, you're in for a treat. Camas has its own array of festivities, such as First Friday in May and Plein Air Art Faire. But don't be surprised if you find yourself heading for Portland during its Bite of Oregon. Between the big city and the small, you'll have plenty to keep you happy.

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City Guide

Camas
"When the [Traveler] reached the landing at La Camas with flags flying, she was greeted with an anvil salute, under the management of Mr. Albins, the blacksmith. A considerable of a crowd were at the landing ... A carriage, the only one in the village, was kindly provided for the ladies on board and the entire party proceeded to the hotel where a sumptuous dinner awaited them. After the dinner ... visitors were taken over the grounds and shown all the attractions of the colony." - The Standar...
"When the [Traveler] reached the landing at La Camas with flags flying, she was greeted with an anvil salute, under the management of Mr. Albins, the blacksmith. A considerable of a crowd were at the landing ... A carriage, the only one in the village, was kindly provided for the ladies on board and the entire party proceeded to the hotel where a sumptuous dinner awaited them. After the dinner ... visitors were taken over the grounds and shown all the attractions of the colony." - The Standar...

Tucked away on the Columbia River, about 20 miles west of Portland, is the unusual town of Camas. According to residents, it was named affectionately after the delicate blue camas lily, a native plant. Yet the town's origins, like those of so many along the Columbia River, began with an entirely different discovery: the lucrative benefits of the lumber industry. In this case, the mill that started in 1883 was not to ship lumber, but supply the Portland newspaper, the Oregonian, with the resources it needed to publish. The mill did, and eventually set the stage for an even more successful paper industry. Through thick and thin, depression and recession, what eventually became the Georgia-Pacific plant maintained the integrity of the town for more than 60 years, until the 1990s. These days, Camas has been remade the face of this former pioneer town thanks to a booming economy, converting Camas to an appealing residential suburb within reach of the Portland metropolitan area. That's not to say that moving to Camas is like moving to Portland. Like all Northwest towns that are finding themselves progressively pulled into the outer boundaries of large cities, Camas has its own distinct personality and sees itself first and foremost as a fiercely independent town, fortunate enough to be upriver from the big city.

Tips for Moving to Camas

Finding places to rent in Camas, coziest of burgs, won't be a walk in the park. Whether you're looking for a house or apartment rental, don't forget to factor in deposits. A landlord can charge a refundable security deposit if your credit is less than stellar, as well as a damage deposit. Ask questions and shop around.

So you're wondering, when should I start looking? Winter weather also means shop before you're ready to move. Summer is a great time, but remember you'll want to get a sense of what your new pad will be like during drizzly, rainy weather. If possible, make more than one trip, and then narrow down your choices between one bedroom apartments for rent or sprawling mansions, whichever appeals to you.

Yes, it snows in this part of the Northwest so it's best to avoid making the move in the winter. Don't let the balmy summer temps confuse you: There will likely be snow next winter, and ample rain to follow. So come prepared. Just remember to bring those shorts and lighter fare as well, since the Columbia River is downright warm in the summer.

Tips for Moving to Camas
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Finding places to rent in Camas, coziest of burgs, won't be a walk in the park. Whether you're looking for a house or apartment rental, don't forget to factor in deposits. A landlord can charge a refundable security deposit if your credit is less than stellar, as well as a damage deposit. Ask questions and shop around.

So you're wondering, when should I start looking? Winter weather also means shop before you're ready to move. Summer is a great time, but remember you'll want to get a sense of what your new pad will be like during drizzly, rainy weather. If possible, make more than one trip, and then narrow down your choices between one bedroom apartments for rent or sprawling mansions, whichever appeals to you.

Yes, it snows in this part of the Northwest so it's best to avoid making the move in the winter. Don't let the balmy summer temps confuse you: There will likely be snow next winter, and ample rain to follow. So come prepared. Just remember to bring those shorts and lighter fare as well, since the Columbia River is downright warm in the summer.

Camas Neighborhoods

Numerous subdivisions now make up the Camas residential area, which for the most part sits south of the current paper mill. Subdivisions like Camas Estates, Prune Hill Estates, the exclusive community of Crown View Plaza Homes and various apartment structures offer both gated and non-gated neighborhoods. There are also a number of mobile home parks, some in preferred settings, too. Most of the communities, however, sit at, within or near the historic neighborhood area called Prune Hill, which was among the first residential areas in this stretch of the Columbia River.

Camas real estate spans the breadth between rural homes with rough graveled driveways and undeveloped yards to breathtaking five-bedroom homes with a pond within view. You can also find modern city apartments which will quench your craving for convenient modern living. To the newcomer, most of its streets may seem like they were imported from Portland, with manicured lawns and river views. And appearances don't lie. According to U.S. census figures, Camas is part of the Greater Portland area for statistical purposes. So a word to the wise: many of the real estate listings are often marketed as part of Portland.

Camas Neighborhoods
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Numerous subdivisions now make up the Camas residential area, which for the most part sits south of the current paper mill. Subdivisions like Camas Estates, Prune Hill Estates, the exclusive community of Crown View Plaza Homes and various apartment structures offer both gated and non-gated neighborhoods. There are also a number of mobile home parks, some in preferred settings, too. Most of the communities, however, sit at, within or near the historic neighborhood area called Prune Hill, which was among the first residential areas in this stretch of the Columbia River.

Camas real estate spans the breadth between rural homes with rough graveled driveways and undeveloped yards to breathtaking five-bedroom homes with a pond within view. You can also find modern city apartments which will quench your craving for convenient modern living. To the newcomer, most of its streets may seem like they were imported from Portland, with manicured lawns and river views. And appearances don't lie. According to U.S. census figures, Camas is part of the Greater Portland area for statistical purposes. So a word to the wise: many of the real estate listings are often marketed as part of Portland.

Life in Camas

Camas residents are intensely proud of their town. And it isn't hard to see why, although to a citified traveler, small town enthusiasm is often mistakenly overrated. Camas began when traveling a short distance took days, and sometimes considerable risk. It survived international catastrophes and financial woes that have shaken larger cities to their core. And it's done it without much help from the outside. All because of that pride. It's a concept, however, that takes to getting used to when one's "small town" was a city block. And sometimes, a simple enthusiastic nod of the head and well-placed word of fascination is all it takes to win over a new friend in your new town.

Semi-rural living (and compared to Portland, this is semi-rural) comes with a few assumptions. Number one is that you will have transportation. Even if you plan to live in the center of town and work from home, you'll want your independence. Thirty minutes to Portland can mean heaven after a winter thaw, even if it is just to pig out at your favorite hot dog stand. So by all means, don't arrive to Camas by bus.

If you're moving to the Northwest for the first time, you're in for a treat. Camas has its own array of festivities, such as First Friday in May and Plein Air Art Faire. But don't be surprised if you find yourself heading for Portland during its Bite of Oregon. Between the big city and the small, you'll have plenty to keep you happy.

Life in Camas
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Camas residents are intensely proud of their town. And it isn't hard to see why, although to a citified traveler, small town enthusiasm is often mistakenly overrated. Camas began when traveling a short distance took days, and sometimes considerable risk. It survived international catastrophes and financial woes that have shaken larger cities to their core. And it's done it without much help from the outside. All because of that pride. It's a concept, however, that takes to getting used to when one's "small town" was a city block. And sometimes, a simple enthusiastic nod of the head and well-placed word of fascination is all it takes to win over a new friend in your new town.

Semi-rural living (and compared to Portland, this is semi-rural) comes with a few assumptions. Number one is that you will have transportation. Even if you plan to live in the center of town and work from home, you'll want your independence. Thirty minutes to Portland can mean heaven after a winter thaw, even if it is just to pig out at your favorite hot dog stand. So by all means, don't arrive to Camas by bus.

If you're moving to the Northwest for the first time, you're in for a treat. Camas has its own array of festivities, such as First Friday in May and Plein Air Art Faire. But don't be surprised if you find yourself heading for Portland during its Bite of Oregon. Between the big city and the small, you'll have plenty to keep you happy.