Lake Oswego is located in Clackamas county just minutes south of Portland. Lake Oswego is one of the most affluent suburbs of Portland with the highest priced luxury homes in the state. Oswego Lake is 405 acres of pristine water and surrounding the lake are beautiful multimillion dollar homes with picturesque views. The downtown area in Lake Oswego has great restaurants, unique shopping and is meticulously maintained. The schools in Lake Oswego are top notch and are rated some of the best not only in Oregon, but also in the country. This area offers hilltop abodes, modern estates and custom built new constructions with the most expensive homes being directly on Oswego Lake. Lake Oswego also has great neighborhoods that are not on the lake and allow buyers to take advantage of the areas extremely low crime rate and fantastic schools. From the summer concerts and public golf courses to the indoor tennis center and the annual festival of the arts, Lake Oswego is a great area to call home.
The First Addition neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lake Oswego dating back to the late 1800s. It’s a beautiful wooded neighborhood just north of Rossman Park and the Lake Oswego Public Library. It’s about 15 minutes south of Portland and north of A Avenue in downtown Lake Oswego. It borders a beautiful green area with lush trees and landscaping and is home to several elementary schools and parks within walking distance.
Each home is carefully maintained and you’ll find picket fences, manicured lawns, English cottages, and craftsman style homes. It’s a mix of designs and architectural constructions aptly fit for the vibrant and eclectic mix of residents. Home prices start at about $400,000 and can go as high as over $1 million for some of the more luxury and larger homes in the area. First addition was voted number one cottage community in 2006 and has one of the top-rated schools in Oregon.
Lake Oswego’s North Shore neighborhood is located on the shores of Lakewood Bay along North Shore Rd. which runs East and West from State Street across the Bay and along the north side of Lake Oswego. It encompasses the Oswego Lake Country Club and part of Iron Mountain City Park. It’s home to some of the more affluent and high-end residences in the area. Homes along the North Shore offer spectacular views of the lake yet shrouded in lush landscaping and Northwest foliage.
Often referred to as the 'country club' area of Lake Oswego, the North Shore district has a population of about 1200 residents with an average median income of over $100,000. Rent and home prices are a little bit higher in the North Shore neighborhood and the majority of homes are owner occupied as opposed to renters.
The majority of homes in the North Shore neighborhood were built between 1950 and 1970 although most homes have seen numerous renovations and updates and continue to be exclusive and of upscale construction and materials.
The majority of homeowners are either retired or commute to downtown Portland or surrounding communities just 10 to 20 minutes away. With beautiful homes, extravagant views, and luxury lifestyle, the North Shore neighborhood makes an ideal addition to the Lake Oswego area. Feel free to browse current listings for sale or simply contact me for more personal touch to your home buying experience in North Shore. We know Lake Oswego luxury homes and would love to be of assistance if you are in the market.