Lake Oswego~ Welcome!! 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.)
Lake Oswego maintains it’s own city, fire department and school district.
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.
Related: Lake Oswego and the Lord of the Rings Connection
Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego
$375,000 : 1172 BOCA RATAN DR, Lake Oswego3 beds, 2 bathsListing provided by John L. Scott RE Portland S
$215,000 : 16250 PACIFIC HWY #52, Lake Oswego1 bed, 1 bathListing provided by Rose City Realty Group
$2,350,000 : 3120 UPPER DR, Lake Oswego5 beds, 3.1 bathsListing provided by Cascade Sothebys International Realty
$1,498,000 : 951 LAKE FRONT RD, Lake Oswego3 beds, 2.1 bathsListing provided by Harnish Properties
$619,000 : 5536 BAY CREEK DR, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2.1 bathsListing provided by Windermere Realty Trust
$595,000 : 23 SPINOSA, Lake Oswego3 beds, 2 bathsListing provided by Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
$759,000 : 14580 UPLANDS DR, Lake Oswego3 beds, 3 bathsListing provided by Harnish Properties
$2,350,000 : 612 CABANA LN, Lake Oswego4 beds, 4 bathsListing provided by Windermere Realty Trust
$1,399,900 : 1035 BAYBERRY RD, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2.1 bathsListing provided by Everett Real Estate Group
$569,500 : 5651 WINDFIELD LOOP, Lake Oswego2 beds, 2 bathsListing provided by Hasson Company
$3,250,000 : 3258 LAKEVIEW BLVD, Lake Oswego4 beds, 4.1 bathsListing provided by Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
$999,000 : 116 NORTHSHORE RD, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2 bathsListing provided by Oswego Real Estate Group
$265,000 : 3692 SPRING LN, Lake Oswego2 beds, 2 bathsListing provided by MORE Realty
$175,000 : 44 EAGLE CREST DR 2, Lake Oswego1 bed, 1 bathListing provided by Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
$204,000 : 5225 JEAN RD 305, Lake Oswego2 beds, 2 bathsListing provided by The Rian Group Real Estate
$739,000 : 4 GERSHWIN CT, Lake Oswego4 beds, 4 bathsListing provided by John L. Scott NE Portland
$1,797,000 : 15880 OSWEGO SHORE CT, Lake Oswego5 beds, 3.1 bathsListing provided by Hasson Company
$500,000 : 4546 DOGWOOD DR, Lake Oswego2 beds, 1 bathListing provided by Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
$1,000,000 : 209 RIDGEWAY RD, Lake Oswego4 beds, 3.1 bathsListing provided by Hasson Company
$875,000 : 49 HILLSHIRE DR, Lake Oswego4 beds, 3.1 bathsListing provided by Kevin Morris Realty
$999,000 : 903 ASH ST, Lake Oswego3 beds, 2.1 bathsListing provided by Hasson Company
$799,999 : 2050 WEMBLEY PARK RD, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2 bathsListing provided by Cascade Sothebys International Realty
$1,595,000 : 3130 DOUGLAS CIR, Lake Oswego4 beds, 3.1 bathsListing provided by Harnish Properties
See all Real estate in the city of Lake Oswego.
(all data current as of 12/10/2018)
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.
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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