Forest Grove offers small town living at the edge of the Portland metropolitan area. It is situated in Washington County, the heart of the "Silicon
Forest" of Oregon. Forest Grove is an easy drive through farmland from Highway 26 and the high tech corridor. It is also only 45 minutes from two
of the great spots on the Oregon coast - Cannon Beach and Tillamook.
Forest Grove is a diverse employment center, reflecting the opportunities found throughout Washington County. In the heart of the city, Pacific University is a nationally recognized liberal arts college with graduate programs in the health sciences. Pacific University also serves as host for many popular theatrical and musical performances and generously serves as a central park for community events.
For those who love the outdoors, Fernhill Wetlands features 600 acres of wetland wildlife habitat. The preserve is home to herons, hawks, eagles, beaver, otter, mink, waterfowl and songbirds. The research and education center, and viewing stations throughout the wetlands, provide opportunities to discover nature at its best. Nature lovers will also enjoy Henry Hagg Lake, which is just ten miles outside of Forest Grove. This lake offers boating, water skiing, fishing and two boat launching areas.
In Forest Grove, you will be living right near the heart of Oregon's wine country. There are many celebrated wineries in Washington County and you can come out for a tour, to bike through the area, plan a picnic or visit the tasting rooms.
You will find a real sense of community in Forest Grove by participating in the numerous events each yaer that bring the community together to celebrate and play. There is the Concours d'Elegance, one of four premier vintage car shows in the United States. Every September, tons of locally grown fresh corn is consumed at the Founders' day Corn Roast barbeque. Each year brings the Barbershop Quartet Contest, a nationally know competition helping to give Forest Grove its nickname of "BalladTown". And, be sure to visit the Farmer's Market each Wednesday throughout the spring and summer to experience the best local produce, local crafts, and camaraderie with follow residents.
Hoursing opportunities in Forest Grove offer a variety of styles and venues. You can find farm housr style homes on larger lots in an agricultural setting surrounded by nurseries, wineries and farms, contemporary new construction in settings with views of the coastal range, or experience historic old town Forest Grove offering an eclectic mix of craftsman style homes, Victorian architecture, and bungalows.
Whatever your housing preference may be, you're sure to find the right home in Forest Grove.
For more information on the Forest Grove Community, visit the city web site at: