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Are you looking for a luxury home, new construction, and beautiful views? Can’t find it in Portland? Or can’t afford it in Portland? Well you might have to look outside the city and you can find all that and more in Happy Valley. The city was officially incorporated in 1965 and by the late 90’s had become one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon. Happy Valley’s residents enjoy their own wonderful city parks, newly built elementary and middle schools, and a fantastic location near Sunnyside with excellent shopping. Homebuyers can have it all within in a few minute’s drive to the freeway. Happy Valley is located East of the 205, primarily North of Sunnyside, and just East of Clackamas. Only about 15 minutes from the airport, an 1 1/2 from Mt. Hood and 20 minutes to downtown.
Happy Valley boasts some lovely parks and the most popular is Happy Valley Park. This city park features 24 acres of wetlands. A boardwalk wanders through the wetlands allowing access to nature, while a paved pathway around the park offers a three quarter of a mile jog. A very popular feature to the city’s park is the splash pad, where water sprays in different sequences from 16 different sprayers. There is also a toddler park, jungle gym, swings, tire tree, teeter totters, sand box, and a modular play system. Coupled with the picnic areas and horseshoe pits, this makes an excellent combination for a family outing. For dog owners, a fully fenced off-leash dog area is located in the back southerly end of the park. For all the sports players in the community, Hoodview Park features world-class ballfields with all-weather turf and a .12-mile walking path. There are also several other small neighborhood parks with playgrounds and picnic areas.
For shopping, entertainment, and restaurants, Happy Valley Residents can pop over to the west side of I205, where a multitude of businesses line 82nd Ave. Newly constructed in 2008, in the heart of Happy Valley is the Valley Town Center. Here residents can get their groceries at at the 50,000-square-foot New Seasons Market, grab a wood fired pizza at Happy Hollow, or have a european pastry and espresso at Petit Patisserie.
Most of the homes here are newer construction and consist of a wide variety of single family residences. Choose from single and multi-level, luxury and townhomes as well as sprawling estates. The area also has a number of gated communities with amenities such as pools, gyms and neighborhood associations. Check out homes for sale in Happy Valley.
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