Garden Home Oregon

Garden Home Oregon

What Bert Has To Say About Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area Today’s Portland area is a wonderfully well-evolved, progressive and cosmopolitan Pacific Northwest center located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Originally founded as a trading center, Portland first grew during local gold rushes but then evolved first into a forest and food products processing and shipping point, now more recently into a center for the knowledge economy. The greater Portland area includes Vancouver, Washington across the Columbia River. South of the Columbia, numerous neighborhoods and communities spread east, south along the Willamette River, and west up into wooded plateaus west of downtown. (Read More about Garden Home-Whitford) Downtown Portland is almost a perfect model for what today’s larger city should look like. Set along the banks of the Willamette, the downtown core is clean and modern with a financial district, well-patronized downtown shopping and several parks. Just north is the more historic Pearl District, anchored by the restored Portland Union Station tail hub and its famous “Go By Train” neon sign at the top. The surrounding streets are studded with small restaurants and businesses in well-maintained older brick buildings. The downtown population is steadily growing with new riverfront high-rise units and a number of Pearl District residential developments. The city has excellent destination museums, cultural amenities and entertainment venues in an interesting blend of modern and historic facilities. Likewise, many of the neighborhoods radiating from the city’s core and especially south and east maintain this good balance of old and new. Areas close in are gentrifying and becoming more expensive, causing some dislocations among longtime residents. Older tree-lined streets and boulevards are framed with well-kept late Victorian and early 20th century bungalow style homes and plenty of small street-corner restaurants and businesses. Most of these neighborhoods are set up well for walking and using the area’s good public transportation facilities. Farther away from downtown, suburbia has emerged, but to a lesser degree than many other cities. There is a well-enforced “urban growth boundary” prohibiting much of the sprawl development seen in other U.S. cities. Beaverton and Tigard are middle class suburbs up on the plateau west of town, featuring some of the area’s larger employers led by Intel and Nike. With no Washington income tax and no Oregon sales tax, many residents choose to live in Vancouver and work and shop in Portland. Vancouver also has an excellent supply of family homes, good jobs and schools. Once heavily dependent on the forest products industry, the economy has diversified and now includes a strong high-tech and creative employment presence, earning Portland the nickname “Silicon Forest.” While there is still significant blue collar employment mainly in forest product mills and transportation, today the work force is slanted toward executive and professional positions. Although average commute times are long, the area has good public transit with a light-rail system among the nation’s best. Excellent intercity rail service is also present mainly in the form of the Amtrak Cascades, connecting Eugene, Oregon to Portland, Seattle and ultimately Vancouver B.C. Recreation and outdoor activities abound at the coast, 60 miles west, and the Oregon Cascades and Mount Hood ski area, 50 miles east. Rugged and interesting Cascade mountain areas northeast and southeast offer plenty of outdoor recreation and skiing, and the Columbia River is well known for watersports, (especially windsurfing). The urban growth boundary has kept the urban and suburban landscape attractive and livable, but a steady stream of migrants from other parts of the country has pushed up home prices considerably. Many locals feel that, while things are good today, Portland may succumb to some of the overcrowding and cost issues pressuring many other cities along the West Coast. Although high on a national scale, cost of living is moderate among West Coast cities. Aside from rising costs, economic cycles and wet weather, the city has a lot to offer for all lifestyles and interests; the area has strong cultural amenities and a highly educated population for a big city. Portland is situated midway between a low coastal range to the west and the higher Cascade range to the east, each starting their rise about 30 miles from the city. Both ranges are visible from the city. The natural landscape is heavily forested with large, coniferous trees. The climate is marine with a strong winter rainfall pattern. Almost 90% of annual precipitation occurs October through May. July and August are almost completely dry. There are only 5 days each year with measurable snow. The winter season is characterized by relatively mild temperatures, cloudy skies, and rain. Occasional cold spells with snow and freezing rain can occur when continental air invades. Summer produces pleasantly mild temperatures, northwesterly winds, and very little precipitation. First freeze is early November, last is early May.
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Garden Home Oregon

Zillow helps you find the newest Garden Home-Whitford real estate listings. By analyzing information on thousands of single family homes for sale in Garden Home-Whitford, Oregon and across the United States, we calculate home values (Zestimates) and the Zillow Home Value Price Index for Garden Home-Whitford proper, its neighborhoods and surrounding areas . There are currently 13 for sale listings in Washington County OR zip codes, including condos, bank owned homes, short sales, townhomes, duplexes, land and luxury listings. If you’re looking to rent in Garden Home-Whitford OR, check out our extensive list of luxury apartments and townhomes. We make it easy to find your dream home by filtering home types, price and size. Filtering with keyword search is also possible, like “waterfront” or “private yard” homes in Garden Home-Whitford.
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Garden Home Oregon

Why use Zillow? Zillow helps you find the newest Garden Home-Whitford real estate listings. By analyzing information on thousands of single family homes for sale in Garden Home-Whitford, Oregon and across the United States, we calculate home values (Zestimates) and the Zillow Home Value Price Index for Garden Home-Whitford proper, its neighborhoods and surrounding areas . There are currently 13 for sale listings in Washington County OR zip codes, including condos, bank owned homes, short sales, townhomes, duplexes, land and luxury listings. If you’re looking to rent in Garden Home-Whitford OR, check out our extensive list of luxury apartments and townhomes. We make it easy to find your dream home by filtering home types, price and size. Filtering with keyword search is also possible, like “waterfront” or “private yard” homes in Garden Home-Whitford.
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Garden Home Oregon

Although average commute times are long, the area has good public transit with a light-rail system among the nation’s best. Excellent intercity rail service is also present mainly in the form of the Amtrak Cascades, connecting Eugene, Oregon to Portland, Seattle and ultimately Vancouver B.C. Recreation and outdoor activities abound at the coast, 60 miles west, and the Oregon Cascades and Mount Hood ski area, 50 miles east. Rugged and interesting Cascade mountain areas northeast and southeast offer plenty of outdoor recreation and skiing, and the Columbia River is well known for watersports, (especially windsurfing).
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Garden Home Oregon

Garden Home Recreation Center offers programs for all ages. Enjoy youth sports, arts and crafts, adult fitness, dance, gymnastics and much more. Dance (pictured) and gymnastics are two of Garden Home’s most popular class offerings. Browse classes » Adjacent to the center, there’s an extensive play area and an access point to the Fanno Creek Trail. Our play-based preschool setting encourages children to engage in free play, arts and crafts, language development and motor skill activities. Learn more » Garden Home promotes health and wellness by offering fitness classes, personal training and a weight room equipped with cardio and circuit equipment. Details »
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Garden Home Oregon

Our classes and programs are intended to enrich lives, stimulate minds, incorporate fun and creativity, and enhance confidence, self-worth, health and well-being. The center is an access point to the historic Oregon Electric Railroad section of the Fanno Creek Trail.
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Garden Home Oregon

Farther away from downtown, suburbia has emerged, but to a lesser degree than many other cities. There is a well-enforced “urban growth boundary” prohibiting much of the sprawl development seen in other U.S. cities. Beaverton and Tigard are middle class suburbs up on the plateau west of town, featuring some of the area’s larger employers led by Intel and Nike. With no Washington income tax and no Oregon sales tax, many residents choose to live in Vancouver and work and shop in Portland. Vancouver also has an excellent supply of family homes, good jobs and schools.
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Garden Home Oregon

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An example of a successful local partnership, the Garden Home Community Library began in 1983 when Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District took over a closed elementary school and made space available to local volunteers to organize and operate a library. The initial collection was focused on books for preschool children. In July of 1996 Garden Home became the twelfth public library in the Cooperative Library Services. In recent years the library has been awarded the American Library Association “Star Library” rating for overall efficiency, and is nestled against the beautiful Fanno Creek trail.