Wilsonville Oregon is located on the southern end of Portland and is the gateway to Willamette Valley. Once a small farming community, Wilsonville is now a thriving city of over 22000 residents. Residents enjoy both living near the ‘country’ and near a big city.
Offering a mix of high tech industries and family-owned businesses, Wilsonville is a safe community with a relaxed small-town spirit. Whereas the crime rate is low and the schools are great. The town sits along the Willamette River and is not far from other natural getaways like Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge and ocean beaches. In addition, area attractions include wineries, horse shows, agri-tourism, antiquing and more.
Living in Wilsonville
Wilsonville has a wide variety of housing types. Housing choices include golf courses communities, new urban villages, luxury apartments, condominiums, active adult housing, riverfront and traditional-style homes on suburban cul-de-sacs.
Wilsonville’s local public schools are highly-rated. Students have above average test scores and high on-time graduation rates. Wilsonville is also home to a highly-acclaimed public university, Oregon Tech and a branch of Clackamas Community College.
The Wilsonville Public Library offers a collection of over 100000 items in many formats. Additionally, the library offers popular programs for adults kids and teens, including story time, programs, concerts, public film showings, book groups, genealogy club, history nights and literary courses.
The City owns and maintains 15 different parks on nearly 200 acres of land located throughout the community. City parks include popular water features, skate park, tennis/pickleball courts, a dog park, hiking trails, bike paths, river views, a boat dock, volleyball courts, bocce ball courts, multiple playgrounds and many athletic fields. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department offers year round programing and services for people of all ages and special events. Including Movies in the Park, Wilsonville Egg Hunt, Harvest Festival, Reindeer Romp, Daddy Daughter Dance and an annual tree lighting event. Other major events in the community include the Rotary Club’s Summer Concert Series, the Festival of Arts and Fun in the Park.
The City operates an independent public transit service known as South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART). It is free within Wilsonville and provides low-cost service to and from Portland Canby Salem and Tualatin. Wilsonville is also the southern terminus of TriMet’s Westside Express Service (WES) Commuter Rail with five stops between Wilsonville and Beaverton. The WES connects commuters with TriMet buses and MAX lines serving Beaverton Hillsboro downtown Portland and Portland International Airport (PDX).
City of Wilsonville: 503-682-1011www.ci.wilsonville.or.us
Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce: 503-682-0411www.wilsonvillechamber.com