Lake Oswego is situated close to Oregon’s major metropolitan areas-- 36 miles north of Salem, the state capitol, and only eight miles south of downtown Portland. Yet Lake Oswego doesn't really feel like either one; nestled on an actual lake, bustling with prosperity, the city is very distinct from other Oregon towns and a special place for someone seeking an idyllic community in beautiful, historic surroundings.
The phrase “underneath the bridge,” as sung most famously by the much missed Northwester, Kurt Cobain, evokes a dark, cold loneliness. But in Portland, bridges (whether on them, over them, or under them) are a vital part of Portland life. For example, take the Morrison Bridge.
Itâs heating up in Portland, and that means it is time to explore the various events being held around the city.
Portland’s Steel Bridge, like the Morrison Bridge, connects East Portland to West Portland, but this bridge deserves recognition as a destination itself, not just a method of crossing the Willamette. At once powerful and graceful, the architecturally advanced Steel Bridge is the only one of its kind- not only in Portland, but in the world.
Before purchasing real estate in Portland, check out economic and social indicators to determine if a metro is the right one for you.
Portland residents are in luck, as the greater metro area features significant job gains that are expected to continue.
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In this final chapter of our series on the Portland condo vs. the Portland single-family home, we focus on single-family homes. According to MLS records for April of 2012, the median list price for single-family homes (SFH) was $238K. The median sold price, however, was $220K, which indicates a little wiggle room for buyers in terms of making an offer.
Parents of children requiring regular medical care may want to consider buying one of the homes for sale in Portland.