Happy Valley is a city located in the Portland metropolitan area, which is part of Oregon, United States.
Happy Valley is a good city to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm environment. There are around 20 parks nearby for residents to explore, like Mount Scott Nature Trail and Ella V. Osterman Park, and they are very well-spread out, making it easy to reach them. This part of the Portland metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to East Portland Freeway.
In Happy Valley, about two thirds of buildings are single detached homes, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings. This city also has a choice of housing size options; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about three quarters of the dwellings in the city whereas renters occupy the remainder. This city did not experience a single housing boom; the construction of new buildings in Happy Valley is spread throughout multiple decades in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Primary schools are easy to get to on foot from most homes for sale in Happy Valley. However, residents may find it difficult to reach high schools as a pedestrian. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. When it comes to eating, getting to one of around 20 supermarkets by walking is an option for some, but not all, house buyers in Happy Valley. Residents benefit from over 100 restaurants and cafes as well.
The best method to navigate Happy Valley is very often a car. It is very convenient to find a parking spot. On the other hand, Happy Valley is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, there are about 10 bus lines passing through the city. Walking is not very convenient for house buyers in Happy Valley because very few common errands can be run on foot.