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Sherwood, #5 Best Places to Live in America

The Best Places to Live, America’s Best Small Towns was released today by CNNMoney.  Among the top 10, our very own Sherwood, Oregon came in at #5!  Takes a village, way to go Sherwood!

Take a virtual visit and see a glimpse at what Sherwood, Oregon has to offer

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Part of the article by Sarah Max reads:

Top 50 rank: 5
Population: 18,736

There are plenty of reasons to love this small town just outside Portland — quaint historic downtown, top-ranked schools, relatively affordable home prices — but residents gush most about its proximity to fun stuff.

Just west of Sherwood is Willamette Valley wine country. Keep going and in less than two hours you’re on the Oregon Coast. Or travel 65 miles east to Mount Hood for skiing or hiking. Then there’s Portland, home to highly acclaimed restaurants, microbreweries, museums, theater, and more…


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Looking for the Sherwood Saturday Market?

SherwoodSaturdayMarketLooking for the Sherwood Saturday Market? It’s moved!  It’s still in Old Town Sherwood, only a stones throw away in Cannery Square now.

Better location and all the same great finds – you’ll discover fresh local produce, gourmet food, quality goods and talented artisans all in one place!  The Sherwood Saturday Market is OPEN every Saturday from 9am to 1pm May though September!  If you have questions about the market or would like to become a vendor, follow their blog or facebook page for details and contact information.  Make sure to save the date, Saturdays in Old Town Sherwood… And bring along your friends, everyone loves shopping at the Sherwood Saturday Market!

When the Saturday Market is not in full swing, Cannery Square has become the prime location for all kinds of entertainment and Sherwood events! Whether you’re bringing your children down to play in the fountains, picnicking or enjoying Pix in the Park during the summer, you’ll find there’s something for everyone.

With so much to offer in Old Town, you may also enjoy First Friday and some of the popular summer events such as the annual Cruisin’ Sherwood Car Show and the Robin Hood Festival. Old Town is home to many special places such as a beautiful library, flower & gift shop, antique stores, salons, painting studio, a coffee house and local bakery.  When you want to dine there are delicious restaurants and family diners that dot the city blocks amongst the variety of other businesses Old Town has to offer.

Should living in a place that’s walking distance to shopping, community events and offers historic district charm is something that interests you, we invite you to take a look at what’s on the market in Sherwood. You can view our featured listings, all the “newest” Sherwood homes for sale, customize your home search or contact your local Realtors for assistance – we live, work and play in Sherwood and would love to help you discover all the surrounding area has to offer!


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16675 SW Parrett Mountain Road – Sherwood, OR

Parrett Mountain Sherwood Home

3,824 Sqft | 3.89 Acres | 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2 Car Garage | Pole Barn | Horse Facilities | Views


Are you looking for a  beautiful horse property estate?  A special place that offers peace and quiet in the country-side with beautiful spanning territory views that are surrounded by a neighborhood setting complete with beautiful homes on large acreage parcels with great schools and close proximity to town… it’s right here!

Welcome to elegant living located at 16675 SW Parrett Mountain Road in Sherwood, Oregon!  Breathtaking by day and glorious by night, the captivating territory and mountain views frame the backdrop of this elegantly remodeled rambler. With a gourmet kitchen, oversize deck and spacious bonus room with wet bar, you can live well and entertain in style!  But that’s not all, this is a haven to spoil the horses too.  With a 60×36 pole barn, 4 stalls, tack room, hay & storage stall, 3 fenced pastures, sand-arena and so much more, you’ll enjoy all this home and lifestyle has to offer!

The views are “Icing on the cake.”  We think you’ll agree!

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Shared by the home seller…

We were drawn to this property for 2 reasons: 1. acreage for horses and 2. the view. It was perfect for what we needed then.

We love Sherwood because of the sense of community that we feel. It is evident from the crowds at the high school football games to standing in line at the grocery store chatting with the person next to you.

We love our neighborhood because of the spaciousness of the properties up here and the friendliness of our neighbors. There is a Parrett Mountain annual picnic each summer that gives us an opportunity to catch up with the neighbors with more than just a passing wave.

In Sherwood we love to eat at Red Robin, McMenamins, House of Good Fortune and Sawatdee Thai. Because it is an easy trip into Wilsonville from our house, we enjoy Oswego Grill, the Ram, and SonicSymposium Coffee is of of our favorite places to meet friends for coffee. If we are on the run, driving through Dutch Bros is perfect!

Sherwood offers many places to shop. Kohl’s department store, Target, Nature’s Pet (pet food and supplies), Home Depot are great for most supplies. I also love SweetStory Bakery, Mud Puddles (toys and books), and Life’s a Scrapbook. All three of these are locally owed.


Hot Spots in Sherwood

Hot Spots to Enjoy in Sherwood, Oregon


The Portland area is wonderful because it It has everything a big city can offer with out feeling like it is a big city. We enjoy sporting events, plays, concerts, shopping and going out to eat. This can all be done with a 30-40 minute drive into the city from our house.



So Many Attractions In and Around Portland, Oregon


Our kids have done very well in the Sherwood Schools District. From elementary, to middle, to high school, they have thrived. There are many youth sports organizations they have participated in which also transitioned them into high school sports. Some of our favorite community events include Cruisin’ Sherwood (June) and The Robin Hood Festival (July). The schools also offer annual events that the Sherwood community supports…carnivals, auctions, concerts, etc.

There is a great variety of recreation available near our home. Golfing, boating, hiking, visiting wine country, playing tennis are all things we enjoy doing. Also there is a very nice YMCA in Sherwood for working out.


Great Sherwood Schools, Events & Activities

Great Sherwood Schools, Events, Activities and Attractions


Our utility costs are pretty reasonable for a family of our size and “personality”.  Electric – PGE $257.76 ave.  Gas – Northwest Natural $84.33 ave.  Trash – Republic Serves (formerly Allied Waste) $56 every two months includes recycling.

We have been doing remodeling ever since we bought the property. We are the 3rd owner of the house which was built in the late 60′s. The first thing we did was remodel the master bath (2003). Then we moved on to the laundry room, powder room, office, half of the kitchen and pantry (approx 2004). Next we installed a gas furnace and air conditioning (2004). In 2006 we remodeled the downstairs bathroom. In 2008 we remodeled the rest of the kitchen and the rest of the family room downstairs creating a wet bar and poker room. We also replaced all the carpet in the house. Other things we’ve done include building a deck, adding a hot tub (2010), replacing the railing (2011), adding cedar columns in the front of the house and replacing the boards under the eves with cedar (2012). We installed a new well pump and pump house in 2011.

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