Beautiful Lake Oswego is considered one of the premier residential communities in Oregon. It is aprx 15 minutes south of downtown Portland, has a population of aprx 37K, and offers churches, theatre, parks, art, shopping, restaurants, a top-ranked library, an award winning senior center, and highly rated schools.
Once a quiet patchwork of farms and homesteads, the town of Oswego was founded by Albert Alonzo Durham in 1847. Mr Durham built the town’s first industry, a sawmill on Sucker Creek. That waterway is now known as Oswego Creek. In the 1940s and 1950s, residential development gained momentum around the city’s perimeter and when part of Lake Grove to the west was annexed in 1960, the city’s name was changed to Lake Oswego.
Lake Oswego offers many recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast in Oregon. Its approximate boundaries are Interstate 5 on the west, Southwest Stephenson Street on the north, the Willamette River to the east, and the Tualatin River to the south. Residents will find many options for healthy and sustainable living. Luscher Farm, for example, offers cooking classes and lessons for gardeners on organic vegetable farming. Fresh produce is donated to the Adult Community Center’s Meals on Wheels Program, and gardeners also have the chance to take home delicious samples from the farm. Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market is another opportunity for residents to find fresh foods. The Market typically has over eighty vendors each week, specializing in such foods as produce, meats, artisan bread, jams and jellies, nuts, cheeses, baked goods, seafood, and more. Live music can be enjoyed at the Market each week.
If you are looking for outdoor recreation, you can find it in one of Lake Oswego’s twenty-seven parks, including Bryant Woods Nature Park, Canal Acres Park, and Cooks Butte Park, to name just a few. Lake Oswego also boasts five walking loops around the city, totaling nearly twenty-four miles of nature trails. Lake Oswego features a city-owned water sports center on the Willamette River, two public swimming facilities on the 405-acre Oswego Lake. Golfers and foot golfers will enjoy the Lake Oswego 18-hold Public Golf Course and Practice Range. Residents may also enjoy Movies in the Park, an array of summer concerts, and the outdoor amphitheater along the river. These amenities, and more, managed by the City's Parks and Recreation Department, help promote Lake Oswego as the place to "live where you play."
And if you’re looking for theatre, Lakewood Center for the Arts offers live theater, events, arts festivals, classes, volunteer opportunities, and their annual fundraising event, their Lobster Feed and Charity Auction.
Lake Oswego real estate opportunities abound. Purchasers have an assortment of single-family homes, condos, and new construction from which to choose. If you are interested in renting, single-family residences and apartments are offered. Lake Oswego’s recreational amenities, as well as its proximity to metropolitan attractions, make it a must-see for potential homebuyers in the Portland Metro area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Lake Oswego, please contact us today and allow us to assist you. We’re here to help you meet all your real estate goals.