The West Hills of Portland, Lake Oswego or West Linn, Oregon are common areas where people begin their home search. Lake Oswego tends to have more trees and established homes while homes for sale in West Linn, OR offer majestic views of Mt. Hood and the Willamette River.
West Linn and Lake Oswego share easy access by way of Hwy 43. The esteemed Marylhurst College can be found between these two cities. Mary S. Young Park is also along the way and is known for it’s extensive walking trails and running and bike paths. In October, the trails become haunted and enchanted to celebrate the Halloween season. The park also hosts large fields that are used for sports and summer outdoor movie nights. Homes in this area vary by age and style, but this is where you will find most of the homes for sale in West Linn, OR with river frontage.
The river frames the east and south parts of the city creating amazing opportunities to see the water. There are also several city parks that offer direct access to the river for boating and fishing. Willamette Park hosts softball tournaments, the Old Time Fair, sand volleyball courts and 4th of July fireworks off the boat dock. If you love music, grab a blanket and a bottle of wine and enjoy live open-air concerts in the summer at Tanner Creek Park.
The charming older area of Willamette offers many restaurant choices and is the perfect place to grab happy hour. During summer, enjoy fresh fruit and flowers at the mid-week outdoor market. Or get your groove on at the City of West Linn’s annual Street Dance. Then in December, main street is filled again with families for the Holiday Parade. If you are looking for great walk-ability and homes with original charm and character then the Willamette area should be your focus.
Heading up Pete’s Mountain from the Willamette area, you will find breathtaking, multi-millionaire dollar homes on acreage. At the peak is the Oregon Golf Club where the views and the course are stunning. Families who have a membership enjoy the beautiful clubhouse and outdoor pool as well.
Much of the city is on a hill with Rosemont Road as the ridge line. Many of the subdivisions and the types of housing can be described based on the age of when they were built.
The homes in Barrington Heights offer the pinnacle of luxury. Nearby is Cascade Summit, which also offers high-end homes and a community pool for their residents. The coveted River Heights neighborhood can be found down in the Willamette area.
The city of West Linn has hosted the Street of Dreams several times because the location and overall appeal of the city is second to none. The Stafford area is definitely where you want to search if you’re looking for acreage property. From flat to gently rolling hills, the homes there are impressive and well worth the money.
Just like many other zip codes, the 97068 area also has more affordable options such as townhouses or condominiums.