Consider the city of Wilsonville for quick access to Portland, OR

For those looking for the latest housing hotspot, consider the city of Wilsonville. It is located just 18.3 miles outside of Portland’s city center by traveling on Route 5 South. According to The Oregonian, the community is steadily growing and offers a wide range of job opportunities, a new primary school, parks and developments.

In 2011, Wilsonville recorded the second highest number of new homes built in the past 10 years, totaling $52 million, and featured more jobs than the number of working-age residents. Just one year later, construction is beginning on new projects to fill the need of workers for companies such as Mentor Graphics, Xerox, Coca-Cola, Sysco and a Fred Meyer retail outlet.

The recent trend has resulted in an increase in the development of properties advertised on the MLS listings in Portland for Wilsonville. For example, Brenchley Estates, which is located near the center of town and key transportation hubs, will feature 32 lots for single-family detached homes and an additional 363 residential units divided among 15 apartment buildings. This and other, similar housing communities in the area are expected to increase in value as more and more potential homebuyers are attracted to the green acres and easy commute.