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Welcome to Lake Oswego
This beautiful suburb of the Portland metro area is located just south of downtown and about 20 to 25 minutes from the Pearl District, the Portland bridges, and about 30 minutes from the Washington border. Home to about 36,000 residents, this beautiful, luxury community surrounds Lake Oswego itself with parts of the city in Clackamas County, Multnomah, and Washington. The 405 acres Oswego Lake is known for beautiful lakefront homes, gorgeous views, and water activities. The town itself, founded in 1847, was the hub of Oregon's brief iron industry in the late 19th century and today is a sleepy, luxury, bedroom town of Portland.
Nestled just 8 miles south of downtown Portland where the Tualatin and Willamette Rivers converge, Oswego Lake is a natural lake fed by the river and dammed up in 1921 so that it filled the narrow little valley around it and spread out into low-lying areas. The lake is over 400 acres and is the center of all neighborhoods in Lake Oswego.
You'll find some of the most luxurious homes, high-end restaurants, and wonderful parks all throughout Lake Oswego, especially those on the protected inlet on the Willamette River called George Rogers Park. You'll also find multiple golf courses, parks, exceptional schools, a laid-back lifestyle, and plenty of places to eat, shop, and enjoy.
Things to do in Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego manages 24 parks and natural areas throughout the town including an amphitheater, water sports center, tennis courts, swim Park, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and trails. Favorites include Springbrook Park, Cook's Butte Park, and dog-friendly parks like Hazelia Dog Park and the West Waluga dog park. These two are leashed dog parks but the two off-leash parks include Pilkington Park and McNary Park.
Many homes sit around the lake featuring lakefront access with over 3000 homes having deeded to boating and/or swimming access to one of the lake's 20 easements. Fishing, paddle boarding, water skiing, boating, and swimming are all favorite activities on Lake office we go, specifically in the summertime.
Lake Oswego also has multiple restaurants and places to eat. It's not a secret that Portland is known as a foodie town, and Lake Oswego certainly has its fair share of some of the favorite restaurants, cafés, and bistros in the Portland metro area.
NOLA Doughnuts is a notable place to grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy some of the best pastries from the French Quarter such as beignets, croissants, chicory coffee, and their fantastic Madagascar vanilla glazed donuts. Pine Shed Ribs and Barbecue is one of the best places to find local barbecue anywhere in the Portland area. From whole smoked chickens and briskets to spareribs and tri-tip, this place will fill you up fast.
Ricardo's Ristorante located at 16035 Boones Ferry Rd. is a perfect date night spot. With plenty of outdoor seating for lunch and dinner, this is one of the top Italian places in the Portland metro area. From delicious flourless chocolate cake to delicious soups and lasagna's, this place is top-notch and located right in Lake Oswego.
For a little culture, check out Pho' Lavang Vietnamese Restaurant. This has some of the best pho in the area with Vietnamese staples like Bahn Mi, wraps, and spring rolls.
This is just a small sampling of some of the best places to eat but there are dozens of great restaurants, cafés, and bistros to choose from in Lake Oswego. Plus, there are some great breweries as well such as the FlyBoy Tap Room, Stickmen Brewing Company, and Tiny Wolf Brewery.
Lake Oswego Schools
The Lake Oswego School District serves all of the area and approximately 7000 students. There are two high schools, the Lake Oswego high school, and Lake Ridge high school, six elementary schools, and two middle schools. This school district is rated #1 of the best school districts in the state. It receives top ratings and reviews from multiple school websites including great schools.org, niche.com, and neighborhood.com.
"Lake Oswego School District offers an amazing educational opportunity for all students. It provides students with numerous ways to express themselves and help prepare for their future! There is an abundance of clubs to fit the interests of many students. Teachers are well trained are genuinely care about student succeeding." - Niche.com
Lake Oswego Luxury Homes
There are about a couple of dozen neighborhoods all surrounding Lake us we go within the city limits. First Addition is one of Lake Oswego's oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods. It's nestled between downtown and Tryon Creek State Park with multiple trails and forested wilderness surrounding it. You'll find historical homes dating back to the turn-of-the-century as well as luxury estates and waterfront homes upwards of $10 million.
The Lakewood neighborhood sits on a peninsula jutting out into the lake just east of downtown. This exclusive neighborhood is surrounded by water within walking distance to downtown and the river. Glenmorie sits on the hillside offering stunning views of the valley and the river below with beautiful homes and custom estates.
The North Shore Community is on the lake side of downtown with quiet, winding streets, tree-lined avenues, and historic homes. Mountain Park is one of the largest neighborhoods set apart from the main Lake Oswego area up the hill to the north. Many homes feature a 360° view of Nansen Summit. This mixed-use community offers single-family homes, condominiums, and apartments all nestled within the trees and forested areas of Lake Oswego.
If you're looking to get out of downtown, away from the hustle and bustle of the metro area, looking for a home steeped in nature and rich in history, custom-designed, beautiful views, war lakefront property, you'll find it in Lake Oswego. Start your online search year and for all homes and real estate around the Lake Oswego area, feel free to contact our office at any time.
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