Here’s a handy resource to help you orient yourself with the myriad of Lake Oswego neighborhoods. Just open the link below & click the colored segments revealing the neighborhood names:
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Old Town Lake Oswego tells its own story:
On occasion at the PropertyBlotter, we will lapse into the nostalgic and the historic.
Today, we share a handful of myths concerning the lake, the town, founders, its early industry, and famous headstones.
(Full disclosure: I got this from the very interesting Oswego Heritage Council site).
Oswego Lake is not an artificial lake. The natural lake was […]
Mountain Park is a 700 acre planned community on the East side of Lake Oswego. It was the vision of Carl Halvorson (the man who Halvorson Island, the only private island in Oswego Lake, is named after). Developed in 1968, it is built on a dormant volcano, Mt. Sylvania. The population of […]
The Palisades neighborhood is located on the South side of Lake Oswego, and is roughly the area bounded by: Stafford/McVey along the south & southeast, Southshore Rd. (down to the lake) along the north, Blue Heron, and then north & east of the Westridge Elementary School area.
It is a lovely neighborhood with a mix of […]
Lake Grove is located West of Oswego Lake and East of Interstate 5. It includes a vibrant business district along Boones Ferry Rd with many shops, offices, and restaurants. The neighborhood was platted in 1912 and grew as a result of the Goodin Station train stop between Oswego and Tualatin. The old […]
First addition is one of the Portland area’s most charming and desirable places to live. It was platted in 1888 and is actually Lake Oswego’s second oldest neighborhood. (The oldest is the historic old town area near George Roger’s Park). The neighborhood was the first growth outside of Old Town as the economic […]
Whether you’re in the market for a home in Lake Oswego or not, check out this cool mashup of maps and home construction history.
Developed by online real estate listings site Trulia, this application, called Hindsight, plots a sampling of an area’s home construction dates on top of a Microsoft Virtual Earth map. A timeline automatically […]