Mountain Park Neighborhood Guide
The Mountain Park Neighborhood Guide offers a wealth of information on this serene, one-of-a-kind Lake Oswego neighborhood, including maps, parks, and schools.
If you are looking for a peaceful and scenic place to live in Lake Oswego, Oregon, you might want to consider the Mountain Park Neighborhood. This area is known for its beautiful views of the surrounding hills, forests, and lakes, as well as its well-maintained homes and amenities.
It’s bordered to the north by Southwest Portland, to the south by Holly Orchard and Uplands, to the west by Oak Creek, and to the east by Forest Highlands. The neighborhood has a variety of housing options, ranging from condos and townhomes to single-family homes and custom estates. You can find something that suits your budget, lifestyle, and preferences in this diverse community.
An award-winning planned community, Mountain Park residents enjoy many amenities unlike anywhere else in Oregon. Imagine living on a forested mountaintop, surrounded by spectacular territorial views of the valley, numerous parks, a top-notch community center, and eight miles of meandering, well-maintained trails. Do you love serenity and nature? This is your neighborhood.
Mountain Park Community Center
he neighborhood is part of the Mountain Park Homeowners Association, which provides residents with access to a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and trails. The association also organizes events and activities for the residents throughout the year, such as movie nights, holiday parties, and community garage sales.
The neighborhood is close to nature, with plenty of green spaces and wildlife to enjoy. You can hike, bike, or jog along the 8 miles of trails that wind through the neighborhood, or relax at one of the 15 parks that dot the area. You can also admire the stunning views of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and the Willamette River from various vantage points in the neighborhood.
Nature in Bloom
In spring and summer, Mountain Park overflows with lupine, daisies, oxalis, honeysuckle, trillium, fireweed, and foxglove–as well as plentiful dogwood and madrona trees.
Mountain Park’s outdoor offerings have you covered with seven parks–many with play areas –and over eight miles of verdant hiking and walking paths, only steps from your door.
Brook Gutman Park
- Cellini Play Area
- Elizabeth M. Gress Park
- McNary Park
- Nansen Summit Park
- Touchstone Park
And although homes can be pricey in this lovely neighborhood, more modestly priced condominiums and townhomes are plentiful as well.. As with most Lake Oswego neighborhoods, demand is high. Thus vigilance, preparedness, knowledge, and patience are key to getting the home of your dreams here. Of course, the SkyBlue Team would love to help.
The neighborhood is convenient to shopping, dining, entertainment, and services. You can find everything you need at the nearby Mountain Park Shopping Center, which has a grocery store, pharmacy, bank, salon, and more. You can also explore the charming downtown Lake Oswego, which has a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and theaters. You can also easily commute to Portland or other nearby cities via Highway 43 or Interstate 5.
Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers
Each year, the April issue of Portland Monthly Magazine delivers a heap of revealing numbers on Portland’s ever-dynamic housing front. Check out Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers 2017: The Suburbs. There are nearly 60 revealing criteria available for each Portland neighborhood and Portland Metro community. And you can sort on any column. In this much-anticipated report, you’ll find interactive stats on real estate, people, crime, and lifestyle, livability, and urban migration for each of Portland’s 95 neighborhoods and 28 suburbs. For Portland Metro, take a look at the Real Estate Suburb table and sort the Cost Per Square Foot column. The cost per square foot in Portland Metro ranges from $137 per square foot for St. Helens to $372 per square foot for Sauvie Island. Lake Oswego comes in at $268 per square foot. Or in the Lifestyle Table, sort on Parks and Open Spaces (Acres) to see that Lake Oswego has 954 acres of parks and natural areas. Now imagine yourself in this rural wonderland, surrounded by tall trees, an iconic blue lake, and the Willamette River. You can learn so much about a Portland neighborhood or suburban city from perusing these statistics.
- Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2017: The City
- Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2017: The Suburbs
- Mountain Park Neighborhood Map
- Lake Oswego Printable Maps
- Lake Oswego Interactive Neighborhoods Map
- Lake Oswego Neighborhood Association Maps
- Lake Oswego Parks Map
Only 15-18 minutes (7.8 miles) to Downtown Portland by car, depending on traffic and time of day.
- Lake Oswego School District
- Lake Oswego School Boundary Maps
- Lake Oswego High School (GreatSchool Ranking)
- Lake Oswego Junior High School (GreatSchool Ranking)
- Oak Creek Elementary (GreatSchools Ranking)
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