The city of Ridgefield is a growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington. Settlers were drawn to the gently sloping land extending from elevated highland to the banks of Lake River. Originally named Union Ridge due to the number of residents originating from the Union ranks of the Civil War, the name was changed to Ridgefield in 1890 and was incorporated in 1900.
Just 24 miles north of Portland, the city of Ridgefield is a growing area with a great deal to offer. It’s known for its breathtaking scenery of rivers and waterfalls, involved community members, small town atmosphere and business-friendly environment. Ridgefield has a variety of single family homes, acreage, townhomes and condos.
The sweeping views of the picturesque Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and downtown tree-lined streets create a peaceful environment to enjoy unique shops, an antique store, art gallery and charming restaurants. The city hosts events for the community throughout the year, including seasonal festivals, and First Saturdays in downtown Ridgefield, which features a farmers market and displays of artwork by local artist. Ridgefield parks also host family friendly activities every Tuesday in August that appeal to a diverse range of interests.
The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has 5,218 acres of marsh, grasslands and woodlands. Stately cranes, shorebirds and a great variety of songbirds stop at the refuge during spring and fall migrations. Situated at the base of a valley, surrounded by Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood, the Tri-Mountain Golf Course provides a picturesque vista and unmatched natural beauty golfers will not soon forget. The course is just five minutes from downtown Ridgefield.