Homes for Sale in West Linn
Homes for Sale in West Linn and Stafford are located south of Portland and ranked #38 out Money Magazine’s 50 best places to live in 2015. West Linn is known as a safe and peaceful city with Stafford providing estates on large pieces of land. Population is approximately 25,615 as of July 2016.
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West Linn is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Now a southern suburb within the Portland metropolitan area, West Linn has a history of early development, prompted by the opportunity to harvest energy from nearby Willamette Falls. The city’s motto is City of Hills, Trees, and Rivers”. In 2011, the City of West Linn was the Top-Ranked Oregon City on the CNN/Money Magazine ‘Best Places to Live 2011′ List. Citing breathtaking views of the Cascades and relatively low local taxes,’ the Number 69 listing includes a photo of Central Village, and also mentions the Music in the Park concert series, the historic Willamette area, the farmer’s market, and the Street Dance. The City of Sherwood is the only other Oregon city to make the 2011 listing, coming in at Number 100. In 2009, the City of West Linn was included on the ‘Best Places to Live 2009’ list. Oregonians move to the hilltop homes here for a scenic view of the Cascades. With Portland just 25 minutes away, most residents commute into the city during the week. Weekends are spent enjoying waterfront recreation: West Linn sits at the junction of two rivers. On summer evenings, residents enjoy picnic dinners over concerts in the park. Locals also flock to a revitalized downtown area, Historic Willamette, which offers a farmer’s market and, occasionally, dancing in the street.
In 2012, the City of West Linn was named Tree City USA Community by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the 19th year West Linn has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. “We all benefit when communities like West Linn place a high priority on planting and caring for trees, one of our nation’s most beautiful resources,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees shade our homes and add beauty to our neighborhoods, and they also provide many environmental, economic and social benefits. We applaud West Linn’s elected officials, volunteers and citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest.”
Being close to Lake Oswego is another plus as the city has great walking areas to shop, dog parks and Lake Oswego winery where lots of families go on Sundays to enjoy the vast lawns and hit the local nursery on the way home. Or hit main street with the shopping or lunch and visit the many parks either on or near the water front. A great community center has lots to keep you busy too.
As for Real Estate there is something for everyone, luxury estates to smaller, older homes and waterfront properties. Several condo communities too. A large part of the Homes for sale in West Linn are in older communities and buyers like the charm of being in a neighborhood where each home is so different.