Welcome to Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego is a city located near the Portland Metro hub. Located in the midst of the City of Lake Oswego is the lake of the same name. It is a man-made lake, which came about during the age when the area was being used to mine iron. The smelt was run off into the lake. That was MANY YEARS AGO — well over one hundred. There are no more iron plants in the area, and the Lake was converted into recreational use in the early 1900’s.
In times past, many Portland “city” dwellers purchased small parcels of land in Lake Oswego and built little cabins, using the cottages as vacation or weekend get-aways. The 15 miles from Downtown Portland made it a desirable spot for the affluent who wanted a little country setting to go to.
Lake Oswego has become a very affluent, vibrant, high demand area.
As of September 2013, there are 21 recognized Neighborhood Associations in Lake Oswego: Birdshill, Blue Heron ¤, Bryant ¤, North Shore-Country Club ¤, Evergreen ¤, First Addition, Forest Highlands, Glenmorrie, Hallinan Heights, Holly Orchard, Lake Grove, Lakewood ¤, McVey-South Shore ¤, Old Town, Palisades ¤, Rosewood, Skylands, Uplands, Waluga, Westlake, and Westridge. (Associations including lakefront property are marked with a ¤ symbol.)
Near enough to downtown Portland, but separate and clearly a city in its own right, Lake Oswego is distinct and it’s clear why it is one of Metro Portland’s PREMIERE neighborhoods. A very good mix of established estates, eclectic condos, vibrant community, active recreation and pure charm.
Lake Oswego Top Employers
According to Lake Oswego’s 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Lake Oswego School District||568|
|2||City of Lake Oswego||354|
|3||Waggener Edstrom Worldwide||312|
|5||Micro Systems Engineering||246|
|6||Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst||200|
|7||Jacobs Engineering Group||200|
|8||New Seasons Market||173|
Neighborhoods With Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego
- First Addition
- Lake Grove
- Main Lake
- Mountain Park
- Palisades Heights
- South Oswego
- Villiage on the Lake
Lake Oswego Has it All
Property owners may have “lake rights” built into their deer, and if near enough to the Lake, they may have mooring slips. Other properties has “access rights.” But who cares?!?
The Willamette River offers the public river access and has boat and kayak launches, picnic area, and other recreational uses.
Fun Fact About Lake Oswego
Little known fact; Lake Oswego has a sub-division planned by a J.R.R. Tolkien aficionado. I’m not making this up, there is: Hobbit Ct., Rivendell Dr., Lothlorien Way, Hillshire Way are actual streets names — and it’s a gorgeous area.
Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego
$170,000 : 512 S State ST, Lake Oswego1 bed, 1 full bath
$479,900 : 5115 Firwood RD, Lake Oswego3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$689,900 : 16872 Canyon DR, Lake Oswego5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$995,000 : 17649 Woodhurst PL, Lake Oswego6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
$1,475,000 : 2383 Palisades Crest DR, Lake Oswego5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$630,000 : 960 Capilano CT, Lake Oswego4 beds, 3 full baths
$325,000 : 480 S State ST, Lake Oswego3 beds, 2 full baths
$169,900 : 4606 Lower DR, Lake Oswego2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
$489,000 : 568 2nd ST, Lake Oswego2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$449,900 : 2 Summit Ridge CT, Lake Oswego2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$785,000 : 820 Boca Ratan DR, Lake Oswego4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$379,900 : 4454 Thunder Vista LN, Lake Oswego3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$674,900 : 18706 Bryant RD, Lake Oswego3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$1,050,000 : 1976 Palisades Terrace DR, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$550,000 : 1121 Devon LN, Lake Oswego5 beds, 3 full baths
$289,900 : 234 Ridgeway RD, Lake Oswego2 beds, 1 full bath
$755,000 : 15845 SW Alston WAY, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$224,900 : 48 Eagle Crest DR, Unit 5F, Lake Oswego2 beds, 2 full baths
$829,000 : 1403 Greentree CIR, Lake Oswego5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
$775,000 : 2657 Dellwood DR, Lake Oswego4 beds, 3 full baths
$825,000 : 3355 Upper DR, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2 full baths
$1,950,000 : 1500 Ridgecrest DR, Lake Oswego5 beds, 5 full baths
$1,100,000 : 12808 Elk Rock RD, Lake Oswego5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
See all Real estate in the city of Lake Oswego.
(all data current as of 3/23/2017)
Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.
Lake Oswego is … Lake Oswego. A city within the shadow of Portland, Oregon, but a city unto its own.
Schools in Lake Oswego
There are no schools near by this property.
Please also view:
- Marylhurst Homes For Sale Lake Oswego
- Village on the Lake Homes for Sale Lake Oswego
- Homes for Sale Mountain Park Lake Oswego
- Homes in First Addition Lake Oswego
- Homes in Palisades Lake Oswego
- Main Lake Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego
General Statistics About Lake Oswego
- Population: 36.619 from the 2010 Census
- Population: 3.8% increase over the 2000
- Founded 1846, incorporated 1910
- Median Age: 43.2
- Median Household Income: $120,042
Map of Lake Oswego
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