Incorporated in 1872, making it the first city in Washington County, Forest Grove was once home to the Kalapuya Native American tribe and boasts a long, rich history and heritage. Because it is located only 25 miles west of Portland, this once small farm town is now a thriving bedroom suburb of Portland, Oregon, situated in the picturesque Tualatin Valley amidst its abundant natural beauty.
With a median sale price of $328,000, homes for sale in Forest Grove vary in age, size and architectural style. This charming community is served by the Forest Grove School District making it a great choice for families. The unique history of the community is preserved in ten buildings which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In addition, Forest Grove boasts an entire 18 block district (Clark District) with homes that date as far back as 1854, and several dozen that are pre-1900. These include the Alvin T. Smith House, First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Old College Hall. Perhaps it was its undeniable historic charm that resulted in the 1990’s television show, Nowhere Man, being filmed in Forest Grove numerous times.
Located on the western edge of the Portland metropolitan area and the Willamette Valley, Forest Grove has a total area of 5.88 square miles and is home to one of the largest giant sequoia trees in the state of Oregon. Forest Grove has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate that experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6° Fahrenheit.
The principal landmark of Forest Grove is Pacific University, a private school of higher education. The grove of oak trees for which Forest Grove derived its name can still be found on campus, as well as the significant buildings of Old College Hall and Marsh Hall. With a great location amidst stunning natural beauty and diverse real estate options, Forest Grove is a wonderful place to live, work and play in the Portland metro area.
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