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.
What to Love
- A small town with a friendly community
- Fourth of July celebrations
- Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
- Great schools, perfect for families
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.
Ridgefield is served by the Ridgefield School District, home to five excellent schools, which include: