Sandy is fast becoming one of Oregon’s most popular relocation destinations. From 2000 to 2010 it was the fifth fastest growing city in the state. The city’s popularity is due to the pastoral feel of the community. Whereas residents enjoy a rural lifestyle while still having the urban amenities of nearby Portland, just 25 miles away. Residents who have moved to Sandy recently praise its publicly-owned Internet service provider, SandyNet. SandyNet delivers a gigabit fiber-optic Internet connection to any home or business within city limits.
Playing outdoors is also a strong draw to the community. Known as the “Gateway to Mount Hood”, Sandy offers the outdoor enthusiast a variety of choices for recreation. As the closest city to the ski resorts on the mountain, residents are treated to the longest skiing and snowboarding season in America. Mt. Hood National Forest, a million-acre wonderland of campgrounds hiking and equestrian trails and hunting and fishing options is a mere ten minutes away. As for cyclists, there is Sandy Ridge, a free world-class mountain bike flow trail complex. Hood to Coast the world’s largest relay race comes through downtown Sandy every August. Drawing thousands of runners.
All about community
Sandy prides itself on being a close-knit inclusive community. The new Sandy High School completed in 2012 is a state-of-the-art facility providing a quality educational experience. Visitors and residents find a wide selection of restaurants and shops to visit. Families especially enjoy surrounding parks including Meinig Memorial Park and its Fantasy Forest where the annual Sandy Mountain Festival is held every July. The city holds a number of community events in the downtown corridor every year. Including a free summer concert series, free movies and theater in Meinig Park, the Sandy Library’s Coffee House concerts on the first Friday of every month. Sandy residents are also very active in local community organizations like AntFarm Kiwanis and the Sandy Action Center.
City of Sandy: 503-668-5533 www.cityofsandy.com
Chamber of Commerce: 503-668-4006 www.sandyoregonchamber.com