While Sherwood is one of the fastest growing towns in Oregon, this
expansion has not squelched the small-town atmosphere of this livable
community. Sherwood was ranked one of the top 10 Best Towns and Cities to raise families by Family Circle.
Sherwood is a medley of juxtapositions
with the old and the new creating a unique harmony. The protected
wetlands of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and the rolling
hills of fertile farmland surround Sherwood’s bustling highway,
city center, new neighborhoods and parks. The quaint Old Town with
its antique stores, tea shops and Veteran’s Park are only minutes
away from new commercial businesses such as the ACT II 10-screen
theater, the YMCA and the Ice Hus, a double-sheet ice rink.
Likewise, Sherwood real estate spans
the gamut from planned neighborhoods of new homes offering all the
luxuries and latest amenities of today’s real estate, to large
acreage properties dedicated to farming and equestrian centers. The
fertile land is especially suited for vineyards and many of Oregon’s
award winning wineries are within a few minutes drive from Sherwood
This vitality makes Sherwood one of
Oregon’s most livable cities, providing attractions for all.
It is a family-oriented community not far from the commercial bustle
of Portland. The city is located on Highway 99W, between Tigard and
Newberg, an important transportation triangle in south Washington
County. The location also makes it ideal for professionals who commute
to work in Portland and want to live in the quiet of the Sherwood
residential community, and take advantage of Sherwood properties
which offer less costly housing options than some closer venues.
Sherwood’s School District serves
4,532 students and includes three elementary schools, one middle
school and one high school. The city boasts nine parks including
Veteran's Park, the central focus for Sherwood's Festivals, Saturday
Farmer's Market, Arts and Crafts Fairs, Cruisin' Sherwood, and the
Robin Hood Festival.
Winter Temperature:· Low - 34.4 degrees F (1.33 degrees
C) · High - 45.9 degrees F
Average Summer Temperature:· Low - 54.4 degrees F (12.44
degrees C) · High - 82.4 degrees F
Annual precipitation: 39.95
Sherwood Population: 17,373
City of Sherwood Open
Space Management Program
“A Sustainable Sherwood is a healthy and livable community that
fosters long-term goals to maintain a strong sense of community, to
encourage a stable and balanced economy, and to promote biological
diversity and wisely manage our natural resources.” ~ A Sustainable
Sherwood Strategy. Sherwood is noted as being very successful in protecting
its environmental resources and having one of the highest rates of
open space, per capita, in Oregon. Currently the City of Sherwood manages
over 300 acres of open space that were either purchased by or dedicated
to the City to preserve local streams, wetlands, and riparian corridors.
Dedicated to Education (Various
programs and ideologies)
"Calling for Kids" is the annual Sherwood Education Foundation
Phone-a-thon. This nonprofit organization has been dedicated to improving
the education of children in Sherwood Schools since 1999 and has awarded
over $110,000 in educational grants and $80,000 for textbooks.
to Sherwood School District