Ridgefield

A fast-growing pastoral town with a promise of adventure

Welcome to Ridgefield

A fast-growing pastoral town with a promise of adventure 
 
Tucked amid the rolling hills and lush forests of southwest Washington, Ridgefield offers a quintessential rural atmosphere with proximity to the world-class amenities, events, and attractions of the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area. Constantly expanding with new homes being built around the town, Ridgefield has become the fastest growing town in all of Clark County.
 
An influx of Union Veterans among settlers who first arrived in town in the wake of the Civil War earned Ridgefield its first name. Union Ridge is a name that lives on today in the prestigious Union Ridge Elementary School. The area was a renowned trading center, made popular by its key location along the Columbia River, and was officially incorporated in 1909.
 
With abundant parks, a vibrant downtown teeming with historic buildings, and a National Wildlife Refuge noted for hosting migrating waterfowl, songbirds, and sandhill cranes, Ridgefield brims with promises of exciting outdoor moments. Homes in Ridgefield are a mix of stunning custom estates and ranch-style properties, epitomizing luxury and top-notch elegance.


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What to Love

  • A small town with a friendly community
  • Fourth of July celebrations
  • Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
  • Great schools, perfect for families

Local Lifestyle

Ridgefield is a quiet and breathtakingly beautiful town filled with friendly neighbors who constantly look out for one another. Close to grocery stores and a vibrant scene of yearly hometown events, locals have come to cherish their community's convenience and robust spirit. Outdoor recreational activities abound in the easily accessible Columbia River, and locals are often found taking advantage of this by water skiing, kayaking, fishing, and more.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown Ridgefield envelopes you with sweeping views of the rolling hills and tree-lined streets leading to quaint antique stores, a gift boutique, restaurants, a historic theatre, and more, altogether evoking the charm of an old-fashioned "Main Street USA". Pop into Lily Wiggins Antiques for spectacular home decor and furnishings, and stop by Pioneer Marketplace for your grocery needs.  
Recent additions to Ridgefield services and shopping are Rosauers grocery store, Huckleberry Natural Market, MOD Pizza, Starbucks, Columbia Credit Union and Anytime Fitness
 
Craving the fabulous taste of wine? Bethany Vineyard and Winery will be right up your alley. Locals can't stop raving about the great service, small food menu, and space for outdoor diners.
 
Preserving the lively spirit of yule all year round, Windy Hills Winery is a thriving community favorite. Developed on the Windy Hills Christmas Tree Farm with a Napa-meets-Northwest setting, this is the perfect space for guests to gather and share joyful moments over glasses of wine. Come in for salads, sandwiches, and red wine at Fuel Bistro and Wine Bar. Only a few places hold a candle to the ilani Casino, so be sure to check out this premier destination for a memorable night.
 

Things to Do

Fun outings and exciting recreation run the gamut in Ridgefield, home to sprawling vineyards, dazzling lakes, green parks, and lots of trails. Throw in the brilliant festivals and events that light up town every year, and you have an oasis full of fun things to keep you indulged no matter your interests.
 
Play a round of golf with friends on the award-winning greens of the Tri-Mountain Golf Course, a beautifully conditioned course beloved for its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking vistas, and lakes. 
 
First Saturday BirdFest and BlueGrass is an annual Friends of the Wildlife Refuge's festival bursting with crafts, musical performances, and family-friendly activities. The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge preserves habitats for wildlife, most notably the dusky subspecies of the Canada goose, and also advocates for the people who once lived on the area's lands. Join family and neighbors in supporting local vendors at the Ridgefield Farmers Market every June through September at Overlook Park, and buy fresh, locally-grown produce and homemade products ranging from baby plants to budding flowers, baked goods, soaps, and home décor.
 

Is Ridgefield a Good Place to Live?

Ridgefield, Washington, is recognized for its high livability, making it a top choice for many looking for a new home. The city offers a blend of excellent educational opportunities, robust employment prospects, and a strong sense of community. Its attractive downtown area, rich in arts and culture, adds to the appeal. While the cost of living is somewhat higher, it reflects the quality of life and amenities available in Ridgefield.
 

How Much Do Ridgefield Homes Cost?

The housing market in Ridgefield is moderately competitive. On average, properties in Ridgefield get 1 offer and typically sell within about 38 days. Last month, the average sale price for a Ridgefield home was $620K, which is an increase of 26.6% compared to the previous year. Furthermore, the median sale price per square foot in Ridgefield is now $270, reflecting a 0.7% rise from last year.
 

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Ridgefield is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting a variety of parks and recreational areas. From Overlook Park, hosting events and a farmers market, to Abrams Park with its sports facilities, there's something for everyone. The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex offers sports fields and walking trails, while Eagle Park provides serene picnic spots. For gardening enthusiasts, the Community Garden is a popular choice, and pet owners will appreciate the dedicated dog park. Ridgefield's commitment to outdoor spaces enriches the quality of life for its residents.
 

Climate and Geography

Ridgefield enjoys a temperate climate, with mild winters and pleasantly warm summers. The area's natural beauty is enhanced by its location between the coastal range and the Cascade range, providing a lush, forested backdrop. The climate is characterized by a rainy winter season and a mostly dry summer, ideal for enjoying the outdoors. Minimal snowfall ensures that the natural beauty of Ridgefield can be appreciated year-round.
 

Schools

Ridgefield is served by the Ridgefield School District, home to five excellent schools, which include:
 

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Overview for Ridgefield, WA

14,023 people live in Ridgefield, where the median age is 42.9 and the average individual income is $40,472.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,023

Total Population

42.9 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$40,472.15

Average individual Income

Around Ridgefield, WA

There's plenty to do around Ridgefield, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

15
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
28
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Killa Bites, Nest, and Columbia Ridge Winery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.8 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.96 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 3.22 miles 11 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.61 miles 19 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.42 miles 33 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.93 miles 16 reviews 4.6/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ridgefield, WA

Ridgefield has 4,771 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ridgefield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,023 people call Ridgefield home. The population density is 318.71 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,023

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.9

Median Age

49.74 / 50.26%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,771

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$40,472.15

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Ridgefield, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Ridgefield. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
View Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Sunset Ridge Intermediate School
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
Union Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
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