Lake Oswego, Oregon, is 8 miles south of Portland. Residents of this affluent city can take part in outdoor recreational activities in a state park at the edge of the city. They can easily travel to Portland when they want to enjoy life in a big city.
Houses near schools may have amenities such as bonus rooms, large decks or fireplaces. Many of these houses have three or four bedrooms. There are six-bedroom houses for large families, and prospective homebuyers searching for small homes can buy two-bedroom houses. Those who are interested in luxury homes can buy houses with amenities such as private docks, outdoor living areas and wine cellars. Houses built in the early 20th century are available for history lovers.
People who are interested in the area's history can follow the Oswego Iron Heritage Trail. A journey along the trail will take them to seven sites that were important in the area's iron industry during the 1800s. Exhibits at the Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland focus on the history of the Portland area.
Tryon Creek State Natural Area at the edge of the city has trails for hikers, equestrians and cyclists.
Westlake Park has something for everyone in the family. There is a playground for young children and picnic tables where their parents can relax. Sports lovers can play on the ball fields. Those who prefer less strenuous exercise can walk on the trails at Freepons Park.
Lake Oswego residents can see plays and musicals at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.
The Oregon Zoo, the Portland Children's Museum are places in Portland for family outings in Portland.
People can commute from Lake Oswego to Portland on TriMet buses. Travelers can easily take planes or trains out of the area. Portland International Airport is approximately 19 miles from Lake Oswego, and the Amtrak station in Portland is approximately 9 miles away.
Public school students in Lake Oswego attend schools in the Lake Oswego School District. There are six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools in the district. Portland has a number of private schools.