Vancouver-based Pacific Lifestyle Homes broke ground recently on a housing development in the Hockinson area. The new neighborhood comes at a time when demand for homes in the county continues to be strong.
The development, Si Ellen Farms, will have 21 homes all built by Pacific Lifestyle Homes. The single-family homes will range in size from 1,400 to 3,600 square feet and will occupy lots that range in size from 5,200 to 9,000 square feet.
According to a press release from Pacific Lifestyle Homes, the homes will be priced to start in the low $600,000 range. The median sales price for homes in Clark County was $525,000 in April, the latest available metric.
The latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service, which tracks home listing data locally, showed pending sales had increased 4 percent from March to April and time on the market had dropped. These signs indicate a competitive marketplace for homebuyers in the county.
“This community is in a great location and buyers will love the proximity to popular parks, shopping and great schools,” said Mark Kesling, sales operations manager for Pacific Lifestyle Homes, in a statement.
Si Ellen Farms lies just east of Northeast 162nd Avenue and south of Ward Road.
Though the project has a Vancouver address, it’s in the Hockinson School District, feeding into Hockinson Heights Elementary, Hockinson Middle School and Hockinson High School, according to the developer.
With its sought-after public schools and larger home lots, Hockinson has particularly grown in recent years.
Pacific Lifestyle Homes’ statement touted the development’s location near Padden Parkway and Interstate 205, as well as its close proximity to Hockinson Meadows Community Park, Lacamas Park and Tiger Tree Park.
The homes are expected to include two to five bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and garages accommodating three to five cars. Homes are anticipated to be both single-story and two-story.