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December 9, 2021
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Located just 13 miles South of Portland, Oregon City is home to historical and cultural attractions with a focus on the Pioneers of America. Of course, there are plenty of recreational options in this charming mini metropolis, as well. Anyone searching for homes in Oregon City OR should plan a visit to Anderson Estates, especially if you’re looking for that special getaway that offers a wealth of land, along with a wealth of needs and amenities.

Anderson Estates is something special. This is a limited-edition collection of only five homes featuring three to seven bedrooms and up to four baths, all situated on five or more acres. Imagine having the room to build your dream home and so much more. This community gives you the space to explore passions, interests, hobbies, leisure activities and more. Here, you can easily live your dream lifestyle in a home designed to fit you perfectly.

Anderson Estates offers plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your life, but there’s also plenty to enjoy within Oregon City. One thing you definitely shouldn’t miss is the Oregon City Municipal Elevator. One of only four in the world, this 130-foot outdoor municipal elevator was built to link two neighborhoods in Oregon City that had a 90-foot difference in elevation. The original elevator was built in 1915 and was rebuilt in 1954. That version still stands and features a fantastic observation deck that is reminiscent of a flying saucer, perfect for a 1950s reconstruction. You’ll find yourself surrounded by stunning views, not to mention murals of the history of Oregon. Best of all, it’s free to ride and you get a souvenir lifetime free pass.

Oregon and beautiful nature go hand in hand. The Willamette Falls is yet another example of amazing natural scenery. It is the second largest waterfall in the United States after Niagara Falls. The falls are fed by the Willamette River, which flows through the highly fertile lands of the Pacific Northwest. The horse-shoe shaped falls are 40 feet high and 1,500 feet wide, plummeting the equivalent of a four-story building. You’ll find excellent viewpoints on the bluffs above Oregon City, from the Oregon City Bridge, or from boats on the river.

Theater lovers will love the Clackamas Repertory Theatre. Though located in the Clackamas Community College, it is a professional equity theater company that produces and presents high-quality productions for students, families, and youth in Clackamas County. As well as providing entertaining and thoughtful theatrical presentations for the community, it provides theater students with a strong knowledge base for a career in the performing arts. They also offer classes, workshops and summer internships for others who may want to get involved.

Finally, anyone new to the area, who played a certain old-school computer game, is going to want to visit The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. This center documents the heritage and the history of Oregon City, the Oregon Territory, and the Western Terminus of the Oregon Trail. Visitors will enjoy self-guided interactive exhibits, hands-on arts and craft demonstrations, feature films, and outdoor guided tours. There are also educational activities that are just as fun as they are informative, including frontier camping, wagon packing, and looking for prairie wildlife. Twice a day, you can also enjoy more in-depth talks on a variety of historical topics relating to the region. The topics change frequently and include everything from local flora and fauna to in-depth history. The center is worth return visits as you learn more about the area.

These are just a few of the highlights of Oregon City. There are a number of vineyards and breweries for tastings and sightseeing, not to mention a range of restaurants featuring a variety of international cuisines, so you’re likely to be spoiled for choice! Imagine all of this, great scenery, and one of the stunning homes in Oregon City OR in the Anderson Estates community where you can enjoy the experience of owning acres of land. If this kind of life appeals to you, contact us today to learn more about how you could have your dream home built in an idyllic setting.

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