Forest Grove Oregon | Small Town Life with Local Bars, Theater & Art Gallery

Forest Grove

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1822 21st Ave, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Town home, Attached Villa, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: New
  • Age Restriction:No Restrictions
  • Gated:No
  • Average Rating:
 
Additional Facts
  • Airport: Portland International Airport
  • Hospital: Tuality Forest Grove Hospital
  • City:
    Forest Grove
  • Home Exterior:

    Stone, Siding, Brick
  • SF Range:

    1000 - 5000
  • Lawn Care: Not Included
  • Featured Amenity: Walking & Biking, Golf Course, Basketball Court, Dog Park, Restaurant On-Site, Medical Clinics, Shopping / Grocery, Theatre & Arts, Marina, Community Garden,

History

Forest Grove is a bedroom suburb located in Washington County, Oregon. The name ‘Forest Grove’ was suggested by a resident and trustee J. Quinn Thornton during a meeting of the trustees of Tualatin Academy in January 10, 1851. He got this idea from the grove of oak trees that grew (and are still standing) inside the campus. Tualatin Academy is currently known as the Pacific University. 

In 1840, the Atfalati group of Kapaluya Native Americans were the first ones to settle here. A year later, missionaries, Alvin Thompson and Abigail Smith came to this place. Alvin T. Smith became the first postmaster of this small farm town. A couple of years later, this place started to gain more residents. And finally, in 1872, this small town was finally incorporated by the state making it the first city in Washington County.

Climate

•Average Temperature:

•January – 34.6°F (low temperature)

•July – 80.5°F (high temperature)

Real Estate

The average price for a single family detached home in Forest Grove is $245,928 in 2015 as compared to a Town Home at $166,566. The cost of living index in Forest Grove in 2016 is 103.5 which is in line with the national US average of 100. 

Area and Lifestyle

What started as a small agrarian town has now become a dormitory town in Portland. Unlike the other suburbs, Forest Grove is not as ‘busy’ and ‘lively’ which means you can easily enjoy a warm cup of coffee without the city noise.

This suburb has its own town newspaper, a community theatre, a couple of art galleries and some decent bars for locals and visitors looking for some night life.

Maggie’s Buns is a not-your-typical coffee shop that serves pastries and other yummy baked goods. Plus, you can also try their build-your-own breakfast/lunch burritos.

Grab some hot dogs and burgers at Scottie’s Drive-In restaurant. Sports fans can come together and watch games while having some pub grubs at Prime Time Sports Bar and Restaurant.

One popular hotel in this suburb is the Grand Lodge owned by McMenamins. They have great rooms, a couple of restaurants that serve local pub fare, a spa, a soaking pool, free live music and so much more! Staying here is truly an experience you shouldn’t miss.

If you want to live in a place that’s quiet but not quite far from downtown, then Forest Grove is the perfect spot. It’s the closest thing you’ll ever have to a suburb that’s not too modern while still being close to the big city life.

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Golf Course
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Park
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Theatre & Arts
  • Marina
  • Community Garden
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : Yes
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

Floor Plans

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Lifestyle

  • Maggie Burns Coffee Shop
  • Scottie Drive In

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