Orchards is one of the largest residential areas in Vancouver. With most of the city’s population residing here, there are sure to be more than a few well-known celebrities to be found in this quiet area. So let’s see who Vancouver can claim that just might have called this area home before they ever became tabloid bait.
Vancouver has claimed its fair share of artists and writers in recent years who are attracted to the low real estate prices the city has to offer as well as the vibrant and unique cityscape of neighboring Portland. Of all the writers located here, there is one who stands above the rest: William F. Nolan. A longtime resident of Vancouver, he has produced hundreds of different pieces across a wide range of genres, making him one of the most prolific authors working today. He continues to maintain a home in Vancouver and does not intend on stopping any time soon.
The Portland area is not widely known for its athletes and what few it does claim are typically pretty unknown. There is one, however, who has seen tremendous success on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series: Greg Biffle. A native of Vancouver, Biffle has competed in NASCAR events since 2001. He was named Rookie of the Year that year and eventually won the Sprint Cup in 2005. He continues to be a racing threat to this day, competing in both truck and car events.
Vancouver is home to its fair share of geniuses, as well. As it hosts the Cascade Mountains Volcano Observatory—one of only five in the United States—many people who are fascinated by volcanology and the earth sciences live in Vancouver and Portland. The current big name in geophysics right now is Jeffrey C. Wynn, who works at the Cascade Mountains observatory as one of its leading researchers while also teaching Japanese jujutsu at Clark College.
So with all these fine folks living here in Vancouver, one is sure to come across one or all of these famous names in their specific fields. Take a walk around and see who you come across!
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