It is a quick trip from
downtown Portland to the acclaimed community of Lake Oswego. Residential
real estate in Lake Oswego spans the gamut from long time established
older neighborhoods surrounding the country club to newer planned
communities, waterfront and view properties and neighborhoods within
walking distance to all of one’s everyday needs. Twice over,
it has been the site of the annual “Street of Dreams”,
Portland’s annual showcase of new high end residences. It
also offers several options for senior living including the Mary’s
Woods living center.
Most of the city’s businesses
are located downtown near the Willamette River, which is the
city’s eastern boundary, or on the west end in Lake Grove
near Interstate 5. In recent years, a major commitment and
investment has been made in redeveloping the downtown region
bringing new restaurants, trendy boutiques and quality shopping,
more parks, etc. to this popular community.
The city boasts 10 parks, 31 open spaces
and nature areas, and 43 recreational facilities for the enjoyment
of all its approximately 36,345 residents. Millennium Park
borders Oswego Lake and is the scene of the colorful and fun Saturday
Market, open air concert, holiday tree lighting gatherings, and
Lake Oswego has police and fire department,
a heavily used library, an adult community center and an award-winning
senior center. There is also a city-owned water sports center on
the Willamette River, two public swimming facilities on the 405-acre
Oswego Lake, dog parks, 18-hole public golf course and an indoor tennis center.
Schools in Lake Oswego rank among the
best in country. The district has an enrollment of approximately
7,000 students among its nine elementary schools, two junior high
and two six A high schools. (see link to school district below).
Both high schools offering opportunities for higher level
academics, competitive and recreational sports, the arts, theater,
music and more. An impressive 90% of high school graduates continue
onto college and the list of accepting colleges is heavily saturated
with some of the best and most difficult to get into institutions
across the nation.
So why is this unique community
called Lake Oswego? The lake of course! Traversing through the
center of this geographical region, this private man-made, 415
acre lake offers year round water sports, Fourth of July firework
extravaganza, holiday boat parades, swimming facilities and many
wonderful waterfront residences.
to Lake Oswego School District