Kirkland Union Plaza’s surrounding grounds explode with color in the spring, summer, and fall. Take just a few steps beyond the building and see the endless possibilities of city living. Kirkland residents have a wonderful, safe, and affordable place they call home with the urban conveniences that many only wish for. Just about everything is walking distance. Don’t feel like driving – Don’t worry, the C-Tran bus Route #3 or Route #25 stops outside the building. We are close to Walgreen’s Pharmacy, Urgent Care, Peace Health Medical Center, Downtown Vision Centre, and the Vancouver Eye Care, as well as the many Doctor’s Offices. There are banks, hardware stores, coffee shops, convenience stores, grocery stores, churches, and a post office nearby. Enjoy a movie at the newly remodeled Kiggins Theatre that retains the beautiful old fashioned theatre architecture. The new Fort Vancouver Regional Library offers avid readers an endless selection of books along with a variety of programs for seniors in the community. A few minutes away is the Luepke Senior Center offering services and activities for area seniors. The Clark County Historical Museum is also a place to take in area history.
Kirkland Union Plaza is less than a mile from popular Main Street in Downtown Vancouver. The small town feel draws people here as well as the specialty shops which include antiques, gift stores, and homemade ice cream. Restaurants include Touch of Athens at the Hidden Horse, Jerusalem Cafe Woody’s Tacos, Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro, and Subway. The Vancouver Food Co-Op Store is located downtown as is the Vancouver Housing Authority. Enjoy the “First Friday Art Walk” of every month where the galleries and stores stay open later offering refreshments and entertainment. It’s a delightful walking tour where you can meet and greet neighbors and admire lovely artwork.
Esther Short Park has become a gathering place for Vancouver residents offering free summer concerts, a farmer’s market with street musicians, and lots of dog petting. Picnics are plentiful with food vendors selling their delicious specialties. You can visit and enjoy Fort Vancouver‘s rich history, walking trails past log cabins, and free sunset movies in the summertime. Other nearby parks are John Ball Park, and Vancouver Lake Park. You can stroll along the Columbia river just south of downtown Vancouver by way of the long paved sidewalks and enjoy the beautiful view and stop in for a bite to eat at the restaurants along the way.
Kirkland Union Plaza offers residents the ability to maintain their independence being surrounded by the nearby conveniences of urban living. A place seniors care about each other and share and enjoy their life experiences. Living in our senior community gives people the opportunity to focus on enjoying life by developing and nurturing friendships and trying new things or giving time to hobbies once loved. We hope you visit us soon and look forward to meeting you!