Lake Oswego is a city situated in the Portland metropolitan area, which is part of Oregon, United States.
Lake Oswego offers a relaxed ambience and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. It is easy to reach green spaces in the city since there are over 50 of them close by for residents to check out. This city is also reasonably good for those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be an issue around one of the railway lines or Pacific Highway.
In Lake Oswego, about two thirds of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. The median year of construction for dwellings in this city is 1976. This part of the Portland metropolitan area also has a choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy around 70% of the dwellings in Lake Oswego while renters occupy the remainder.
It is often feasible for home buyers in this part of the Portland metropolitan area to shop for groceries by walking. There are also a few choices for those who care about restaurants and cafes within walking distance. Regarding education, locals will appreciate that wherever their property is situated in Lake Oswego, primary schools are nearby. On the other hand, there are only a few high schools and consequently they can be a rather long walk away. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Lake Oswego is very car friendly. It is very convenient to park. In contrast, traveling by public transit is challenging in this city. Nevertheless, property owners benefit from a few bus lines, and it is easy to get to a nearby bus stop from most houses. Traveling on foot is not especially convenient for residents in Lake Oswego since running daily errands is at times difficult.