Hood River is a city located in Oregon, United States.
Most areas in Hood River are quiet, as the streets are reasonably peaceful - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially closer to Columbia River Highway, the airport (Ken Jernstedt Airport) or one of the railway lines.
Home owners occupy about two thirds of the units in the city while renters occupy the remainder. The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of this city is an important part of its character. The average year of construction for buildings in this city is 1978. This city also has a selection of housing size options - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Locals may find it very hard to get to high schools and primary schools on foot. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. As far as eating is concerned, home buyers in this city usually have to rely on a car to shop for groceries in one of about 20 stores.
The favored way to move around in Hood River is usually a car. It is especially convenient to park. However, commuting by public transit is very hard in Hood River. Nonetheless, residents have access to a few bus lines. Hood River is not very conducive to traveling on foot because almost no common errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle.