One of the oldest areas in the Willamette Valley, West Linn has become one of the most successful suburbs of Portland. Known for it's lush greenery, luxury lifestyle, excellent schools, clear views of Mt. Hood and the Portland skyline, and the eastern border of the picturesque Willamette River, West Linn is truly a home owner's dream.
West Linn is a town rich in nature and community. Its residents are among the best educated in Oregon, and the West Linn Real Estate market is booming. Providing some of the best quality of life rankings in Oregon, this city is known for its comfortable mix of luxury and casual country living. The city itself is comprised of several neighborhoods, from the historic downtown Willamette district, with Victorian and pioneer era homes built in the 19th century, to the modern masterpieces of handcrafted homes nestled under tall trees with sprawling lawns that reach all the way to the river rapids. The citizens of West Linn have income levels well above the state average, and they are known for their civic mindedness and volunteer ethic, hosting fundraisers for, local schools, charities, and community organizations.
Opportunities of community celebration are seemingly endless. The West Linn Old Time Fair has been a summer tradition for over half a century, and The West Linn Arts Festival brings creative types and art connoisseurs from all around the Portland Metro area to appreciate the art, music, and craft of some of the area's best. West Linn's Music in the Park offers a variety of entertainment throughout the late spring and summer seasons.
West Linn is known as "City of Hills, Trees and Rivers," and it's easy to find serenity within a few minutes of the city. Nearby sights include the Tualatin and Willamette rivers, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and the Cascades.
The area offers many unique attractions, including Marylhurst University and Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. Popular activities include fishing, boating, bird watching and hiking. West Linn harbors many historic places, including the nation's first multilift navigation locks, which allow boats to move between the upper and lower river. Built in the 1870's the Willamette Falls Locks are now maintained by the Army Corp of Engineers.
West Linn is located 12 miles south of Portland, near Oregon City. This makes West Linn comfortably close to the amenities offered by the big city while maintaining a quiet, small town speed of life.
WEST LINN REAL ESTATE & HOME STYLES
West Linn offers luxurious hilltop abodes overlooking the area as well as a wide assortment of beautiful historical homes. The West Linn Chamber of Commerce describes the southwestern end of town, the historic Willamette area, as full of Victorian-style homes and vintage storefronts flanking Willamette Falls Drive. Cascade Summit, West Linn's newest development, is a mix of homes, offices and shopping. The mixed-use residential area includes apartments, town houses, condominiums and larger estates.