Map of NEW HOME communities in Camas, Washington
Camas is a city in Clark County, Washington, with a population of 19,355 at the 2010 census. Officially incorporated on June 18, 1906, the city is named after the camas lily, a plant with an onion-like bulb prized by Native Americans. At the west end of downtown Camas is a large Georgia-Pacific paper-mill from which the high school teams get their name "the Papermakers". Accordingly, the city is about 20 miles east (upwind) from Portland, Oregon. Historically, the commercial base of the city was based almost solely on the paper mill; however, the diversity of industries has been enhanced considerably in recent years by the influx of several white-collar, high-tech companies including Hewlett-Packard, Sharp Microelectronics, Linear Technology and WaferTech and Underwriters Labs . Annual events include the summer "Camas Days", as well as other festivals and celebrations.
The east side of town borders the city of Washougal, Washington, and the west side of town borders Vancouver, Washington. Camas lies along the Washington side of the Columbia River, across from Troutdale, Oregon, and is part of the Portland, Oregon, Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined by the United States Census Bureau. At this juncture the Columbia River is nearly a mile wide; vehicular traffic flows across the Columbia via the Interstate Bridge on I-5 and the Glenn Jackson Bridge on I-205. The main road through town is the limited-access SR 14 expressway.
One of the major geographical features of the city is Prune Hill, upon which a great portion of the residential area of the city is located. Prune Hill is an extinct volcanic vent and is part of the Boring Lava Field of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.
Based on per capita income, Camas ranks 59th of 522 areas in the state of Washington.
Welcome home to Windust Meadows. Located in charming Camas, known as the gateway to the scenic Columbia River Gorge, this notable new neighborhood is set amid the rolling hills and tall pines, within walking distance of lakes and trails. It offers an array of inspired floor plans with designer details, incredible included features and hundreds of exciting personalization options to bring your vision to life. Residents will appreciate a quick commute to Portland as well as easy access to notable Camas District schools and shopping and dining in quaint downtown Camas. Homesites backing to greenbelts and cul-de-sac options are available!Directions:From WA-14 East, take Exit 12 toward Camas. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto NW 6th Avenue. Turn right on NE Garfield Street. Left onNE 3rd Avenue. Turn left on SE Crown Road. Left on NW Woodburn Drive. Turn right on NE Laurel Street. Sales Center is on the right.