Wilsonville Oregon Real Estate
by Rob Levy
Wilsonville, Oregon real estate offers easy access to Portland, Salem and the entire Willamette Valley. Founded as a ferry town in 1846 by Alphonso Boone, the grandson of Daniel Boone, the town was renamed Wilsonville in 1880. The city has grown a lot since then, boasting 17,000 residents today.
Despite its rapid growth, Wilsonville maintains much of its rural charm while supporting the economic development that sets it apart. Leading companies including Xerox, Sysco, Hollywood Video, Nike, and InFocus have located facilities in Wilsonville for its capable workforce, caring community, and excellent quality of life.
Shopping and Dining
Wilsonville attracts visitors from throughout the Northwest who come to shop at Fry’s Electronics, a giant electronics superstore. The Town Center Shopping Center offers local shops and restaurants near the I-5 exchange.
Parks and Recreation
The city of Wilsonville maintains 12 public parks in various neighborhoods, spread out on over 235 combined acres. Wilsonville’s commitment to area recreation remains strong with several projects currently in the planning stages. Located next to the Willamette River, boaters and water lovers can take advantage of the beautiful waterway that graces the area.
Wilsonville provides quality recreational services for all of its citizens, including youth recreation programs, adult 55+ programs, and rental facilities for special events. Gardeners will appreciate the Wilsonville’s community garden initiative, providing garden plots to its residents.
Wilsonville, Oregon real estate is an attractive choice for commuters throughout the greater Portland area, as well as those who head to Salem for their daily commute. Wilsonville has over 16 home owner associations registered with the city, and constantly encourages community involvement through its numerous volunteer programs.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Wilsonville schools are run by the West Linn-Wilsonville, Oregon School District. The district operates 13 schools and 4 other community education centers. For medical issues, Wilsonville residents are only a few miles from Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin, eleven miles from Providence Newberg Hospital, and about 12 miles from Providence Milwaukie Hospital. Wilsonville’s own South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) promotes travel and services Salem, Canby and the South end of Portland, connecting daily with TriMet’s WES rail system.
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