Camas named one of 50 ‘best places to live in 2024’

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A sign at Fourth Avenue and Adams Street welcomes visitors to downtown Camas May 8, 2021 (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record files)

Money Magazine has named the city of Camas “one of the 50 best places to live in 2024.”

Camas was one of two cities in the Pacific Northwest — Camas and Eugene, Oregon — to make this year’s “best places” list, and accompanied a wide variety of small cities across the United States, including Portland, Maine; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Thomasville, Georgia; Brevard, North Carolina; Fruita, Colorado; Milford, Connecticut; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Media, Pennsylvania.

Of Camas, the Money Magazine writers noted that the city — “built largely around a paper mill that dates back to 1883 — works hard to honor its history.”

“Camas may be on the small side — it has a population of just over 27,000 — but it’s made a big commitment to revitalize its downtown while paying homage to its historic past,” the magazine noted. “Today, the tree-lined streets of downtown Camas form a vibrant, walkable community that’s teeming with life. You can find locals dining outdoors at Natalia’s Cafe, an old school diner famous for its home-cooked breakfast, sipping merlot at Camas Cellars and perusing the ever-changing art at the Attic Gallery.”

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