Central Park Neighborhood Real Estate
The Central Park neighborhood has grown from an overflow housing district for Fort Vancouver officers and soldiers to a thriving populace area filled with a mix of older and newer homes surrounding a central open green space. A collection of artifacts from the neighborhood’s historic origins now resides in the National Historic Site Museum, inspiring locals and tourists to take part in the State’s many cultural heritage celebrations.
A number of the homes in the Carter Park neighborhood were built in the 1940s and 1950s, many of them impeccably maintained and still under original ownership.
Among the neighborhood’s venerable institutions are the Old City Cemetery and the Washington State School for the Blind. Established in 1886, the school provides education for visually impaired youth, promotes community awareness of the impact of blindness on learning and operates a Tactile Museum of Natural History- the only one of its kind in the U.S.
As with many of Vancouver’s neighborhoods, Carter Park benefits from an active community association that works to promote enhanced livability for its residents in addition to planning and hosting activities such as the annual 4th of July Kids’ Parade. Sustainable growth, efficient transportation systems and preservation of Carter Park’s historical values are all part of the association’s vision for the future of this important neighborhood.