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3 Reasons to Love Wilsonville

November 12, 2018 • Fenny Peiffer

Whether or not you’re an Oregon native, it’s impossible to not get swept away by forests so thick you can scarcely see the sun glimmering between the trees, and coastlines as wildly rugged as they are pristine – in fact, the further north you go the more stunning it gets. In all its metropolitan vastness, the greater Portland area is undeniably picturesque but the pockets of treasure that surround it are what make it so magnetic. With a population of about 21,000, Wilsonville is a suburban gem that indulges both city dwellers and small-town folks alike. Closely connected to its rural Oregon roots, Wilsonville’s proximity to just about everything is just one of the many reasons the grass here is a little bit greener.

It’s At the Center Of All

Surrounded by over a dozen neighboring towns including Beaverton, and Hillsboro, Wilsonville sits charmingly in the heart of the Tualatin Valley just 18-miles from downtown Portland, and close to all the action. Idyllic for active adults who can’t decide whether a bustling urban center or rolling farmland is their idea of settling down, Wilsonville offers the best of both worlds. Portland may have all the nightlife and cosmopolitan intrigue, but Wilsonville’s residents know that at the end of the day, an intimate community of friendly neighbors with everything at their fingertips is worth coming home to.

Wilsonville Travels SMART

In addition to the TriMet Westside Express Service linking Wilsonville’s workforce to the surrounding cities, South Metro Area Rapid Transit or (SMART), is another outstanding service that provides incredibly efficient and free public transportation for Wilsonville residents. Buses, minivans and private transit aren’t the only initiatives in place to free up roadways thanks to an extensive network of bike paths implemented by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, providing a scenic, and environmentally friendly alternative to getting around. From taking a Willamette Valley bike tour to pedaling along miles of new an improved bike paths, it’s no wonder Wilsonville is considered a top rated cycling destination.

Experience Town Pride

Wilsonville is high-class without being pretentious about it. As you drive past charming neighborhoods, and downtown businesses you’re instantly greeted by well-maintained homes, and clean unlittered streets. Day or night it’s the kind of community you can feel safe strolling through especially with more than a dozen manicured city parks to explore and a close-knit atmosphere you won’t find in a big city. Wilsonville has grown quickly over the years- becoming increasingly affluent as higher-income residents flock to the area and offer an array of real state options including the beautifully crafted homes at Polygon at Villeboi s. Family-oriented with a touch of prestige, Wilsonville has moved up the ladder as one of the Northwest’s most sought-after suburbs

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