Monday, October 11, 2021

Living in Lake Oswego

A Snapshot of Lake Oswego 

Lake Oswego is situated just  7.9 miles from Portland and situation with easy access to most suburban areas.  Home to the largest man made lake in Portland, Oswego Lake,  is outlined with multi-million- dollar lake front homes.  Lake Oswego is also known for it's fantastic schools from elementary through High School.    Downtown Lake Oswego there are many restaurants and shops to visit as well as the fantastic summer farmer's market. 

Homes in Lake Oswego average price is $825,000 ('21) but don't think that will even get you a peak of the lake from your kitchen window.  The homes on the lake will sell over 3million plus ('21) and climbing.  Even if you don't live on the Lake or have a view of it, Lake Oswego is a wonderful place to live and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  

The lake is private and although you have a Lake Oswego address it doesn't mean you will be getting your boat on it.  First you have to be part of a neighborhood that has an easement and even still there is a very long waiting list.  There are 22 easements you can find here by visiting the Lake corp  to see if your address or home you are buying has access.  The only swim park for Lake Oswego residents to enjoy without an easement is the Lake Oswego Swim Park located off Ridgeway.  Proof of residency is required. 

George Rogers Park is another fun destination in Lake Oswego where you can put in your paddle boat, or kayak into the Willamette River off the beach area.  Great for picnics and Pickle Ball the park is also home to the Lake Oswego Festival of the arts.  Luscher Farms off Rosemont and Stafford Rd. will allow your dogs to play and also a great place for a long walk along the paths.   Foothills Park along the river will frequently host summer concerts and has nice walking trails and views of the Willamette River.  

Recent renovation of upper Lake Grove area off Boones Ferry has bridged the style and design of the city as a whole.  It's new luxury apartment homes on the corner of Kruse and Boones Ferry are home to some great restaurants and other shops. Lake Grove boasts great restaurants and easy access to the business district off Kruse Way and Meadows. 

If you are a resident of Lake Oswego please comment below and tell others what you like about living there. 

Lake Oswego is 1.15 hour to Mount Hood, and 1.30 to the Oregon Coast!  Easy commute to Nike, Intel, Downtown Portland.  

Courtney Spears is Licensed Real Estate Agent in Lake Oswego Oregon, for Coldwell Banker Bain
All photos copyright Courtney Spears 

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