The City of King City is a small community 10 miles south of downtown Portland and lies between the Tualatin River and the south slope of Bull Mountain in Washington County. On the edge of the region’s Urban Growth Boundary where Washington County transitions to an agricultural area of nurseries wineries and farms. With beautiful countryside in its backyard King City is one hour from the Oregon Coast and just over one hour from the mountains.
In 1963 a local developer originated the city as an adult retirement and recreation community. King City was incorporated in 1966 and has a population today of about 3600.
Originally chartered as a retirement community for those aged 55 and up, much of its housing is centered around a golf course and civic center. Residents benefit from the modest taxes and quality services the city provides. The charm of the city has been discovered by others over the years. Today the city includes vibrant new neighborhoods with residents of all ages and an attractive new city park. In 2005 local homebuilder Legend Homes assisted with the development of the Community Park which includes a soccer field, basketball court, extensive play structure over 50000 plants and a wetlands area.
Identified as one of seven town centers in the southwest Portland region and is part of the Metro 2040 Growth Concept to have investments made by area jurisdictions to create a vibrant and successful town center and a more walkable commercial district. King City is small but plays an important role in the area because of its location along the 99W corridor.
City of King City: 503-639-4082 www.ci.king-city.or.us
Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce: 503-639-1656 www.tigardchamber.org