Known as the "Gateway to Oregon's wine country," WIlsonville is a conveniently located suburb just south of Portland, offering a mix of natural beauty and neighborhood communities along the Willamette River, with many green spaces and park land. The city's location provides real estate opportunities and easy access for commuters to the Portland metropolitan area. The city of Wilsonville is comprised of several neighborhoods and planned communities, including Charbonneau and Villebois, elegant communities complete with farmers' markets, shopping, restaurants, cafes, and more. Copier and printer manufacturer Xerox operates a large facility in Wilsonville, and is the city's largest employer, along with several car dealerships, distribution centers, and industrial businesses along Interstate 5.Wilsonville also provides the perfect starting point for many picturesque tours of the Willamette Valley. The "Sherwood Loop Tour" will take you through the North Willamette Valley, past views of the spectacular Mt. Hood, and will give you the opportunity to visit the Caprice Farm Nursery, featuring peonies, day lilies, and Japanese irises. There are several other that begin in Wilsonville, each offering a different way to sample the best of the Wilsonville area. More information on the tours can be obtained from the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce.


One of the Willamette Valley's first settlers, Alphonso Boone - grandson of Daniel Boone - established the Boones Ferry across the Willamette River in 1847, resulting in the small community of Boones Landing in what would become Wilsonville. The original town of Boones Ferry was a traditional Oregon ghost town which eventually grew into the current city, and is preserved as the Old Town neighborhood. Originally, the area was part of what became Yamhill County, but was transferred to Clackamas County in 1855. Wilsonville became the name of the community on June 3, 1880, named after the first postmaster, Charles Wilson. The city was incorporated in 1969 with a population of around 1,000. The population was 13,991 at the 2000 census, and as of 2008 was estimated to be 17,940.


Wilsonville is located just south of Portland, primarily in Clackamas County, though a portion of the northern section of the city is in Washington County. The city includes the planned community of Charbonneau on the south side of the river. The city is bisected by Interstate 5 and includes Interstate 5's Boone Bridge over the Willamette River. 

Wilsonville students attend schools within the West Linn-Wilsonville and Canby school districts, including one traditional high school in town, Wilsonville High School. Clackamas Community College and Pioneer Pacific College both have campuses in the city.


Wilsonville offers luxurious hilltop abodes overlooking the area as well as a wide assortment of beautiful historical homes. Wilsonville divides the city into 16 neighborhood groups, designated A through P. Within each of these planning areas are individual neighborhoods, and occasionally a neighborhood spans several of these groups. For instance the Villebois development covers areas D through G. Individual neighborhoods include Charbonneau, Wilsonville Meadows, Canyon Creek North, Town Center, RiverGreen, Frog Pond, and Old Town. Wilsonville’s Old Town is the oldest of the neighborhoods, and is located south of Wilsonville Road along Boones Ferry Road adjacent to the landing of the old Boones Ferry and contains the original portions of the town.

If you are interested in homes for sale in Wilsonville or condos and estates in the Wilsonville real estate market, contact Danell at dmstevens@kw.com or give me a call at 503.726.8341

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