Neighborhood


Smith Tower’s Retirement Living Community is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Washington. Residents enjoy all the conveniences and benefits urban living offers. Located just a few blocks away is Washington State’s oldest public squares known as Esther Short Park which spans four square blocks and serves as the communities gathering spot. Smith Tower residents can enjoy all the benefits of the park just by taking a short stroll down the street – a beautiful rose garden, bell tower, walking paths, benches, gazebo, open lawn, picnic area, restrooms, water feature and fountain, playground with swings (a perfect place to bring visiting grandchildren). Starting in July of every year the park serves as a venue for the City of Vancouver Summer Concert Series. Watch and enjoy the Movies offered at Esther Short Park and larger festivals such as Vancouver’s Wine and Jazz, Hawaiian Festival, and the Vancouver Brewfest. When you live at Smith Tower you never have to worry about the hassles of parking to enjoy the wonderful amenities and festivals the park offers!

For those times, you don’t feel like cooking your nearby choices are plentiful! To name a few you might like to try the Brewed Cafe & Pub, Starbucks, Nonavo Pizza, Mama’s Kitchen, Boomerang, and so many other delightful choices. Enjoy the movies at the nearby – Kiggins Theatre a charming old fashioned theatre which maintains its beautiful architecture, and the Regal Cinemas City Center 12 which offers all new state of the art viewing opportunities. For avid book readers, there is the 83,000-square foot Vancouver Community Library, or visit the Clark County Historical Museum to broaden your knowledge of history, present and future as well as volunteer opportunities.

C-Tran Vancouver’s public transportation offers a Shopping Shuttle that comes to Smith Tower the first and third Tuesdays of each month. This shuttle goes to Grocery Outlet/Dollar Tree, Winco, Walmart, and Fred Meyer in Hazel Dell. Closer to the building you can find your groceries at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, and Fred Meyer shopping center. Smith Tower has a bus stop just outside its doors and our downtown location makes it very simple and convenient to utilize the many choices offered by C-Tran.

A few Medical Providers are nearby PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, and Vancouver Eye Care and many more healthcare choices in the area. For your financial and banking needs there’s a Columbia Bank, Columbia Credit Union, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and many others. A just a few minutes away is the Luepke Senior Center offering services and activities for area seniors.

The sky is the limit when it comes to living the urban life style. Seniors living at Smith Tower in downtown Vancouver, Washington can be as busy as they choose to be — The choice is yours!