Sherwood has been known as one of the more popular and more affluent communities and neighborhoods in the Portland metro area. But prices and the only thing that causes a neighborhood to make the list. Other communities such as Forest Park, Lake Oswego, Linnton, and Hillsdale are all among the top most popular luxury neighborhoods, but Sherwood stands out in its own right is one of the hottest and most up-and-coming luxury neighborhoods.
Sherwood is a sleepy suburb a bit further south of Portland and is been a fast-growing destination for wine lovers throughout the Willamette Valley. Over the last couple of years, development has been growing fast and the urban growth boundary has been expanding yet Sherwood is able to maintain its small, close-knit community that makes it so alluring.
Sherwood is practically a city all on its own. This new city with an old history features properties originally built in the late 1800s yet it's one of the fastest-growing in the state with a population of about 25,000. Nestled between Tualatin, Tigard, Laural and Newberg, Sherwood is just 20 to 30 minutes from downtown Portland with three major sections including Six Corners, city center, and the Southwest Murdoch or NE. Oregon St. section.
Dating back to 1853 when the first settlers claim this little downtown area in the Chehalem mountain range, it's now become one of the fastest-growing wine destinations in the Valley. Housing developments have been springing up everywhere in the last few years but most of the neighborhoods were actually built from the 1990s up until now. In 2018 it was voted one of the top 10 places for families and there are a lot of newer homes, activities for families, and excellent schools. This is a great juxtaposition between the old and the new creating a beautiful harmony.
Things to do in Sherwood
With quiet neighborhoods and children playing happily in the streets, you'd think you'd stepped into an episode of Pleasantville, but this truly is what Sherwood is all about. It's very community orientated with festivals such as the Robin Hood Festival each year, a reenactment, arts and crafts fair and music exhibitions. Folks in Sherwood love their horses and there are several equestrian communities and neighborhoods as well as stables and classes.
There are plenty of parks in Sherwood such as the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge offering a beautiful and peaceful location, miles of trails, and exceptional wildlife making you feel like you're far from the heart of the Portland metro area. Other parks include Cinnamon Hills Park, Caplinger Park, Burdock park with playgrounds and extensive landscaping, Veterans Park, the central focus for Sherwood festivals such as the Saturday farmers market, the Oregon Trail Park, Pioneer Park, and literally about 10 other parks all within Sherwood or within close proximity.
Looking to get inside? There are plenty of great places to see and visit as well as places to dine and shop. Mason is a popular favorite located on Railroad Street with delicious Italian salads, classic homemade pasta and delicious bread pudding and desserts. Fat Milo's Family Kitchen is definitely a favorite from locally sourced and made-to-order dishes for breakfast and lunch. From Thai cuisine to sushi, winery and tasting menus, Mexican, catering, burgers, and sandwiches, there just about every type of cuisine you could possibly want in Sherwood Oregon.
Sherwood has not only been rated #4 of the best suburb to buy a house in the state of Oregon, but the schools are top-notch. 76% of residents own their own homes and most all are within the Sherwood school district. Therefore preschools, one middle school, and one high school. There's also the Sherwood charter school but all of the schools received top scores, reviews, and ratings for academics, extracurricular activities, and graduation rates as well as a teacher to student ratio.
"I am very impressed with the Principal and counselor at Middleton Elementary School. They are both very compassionate and care do everything they can in their power to get the students’ needs met, whatever that may be." - Niche.com
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