Located just 8 miles from Downtown Portland on the banks of the scenic Willamette River and hugging the shore of a 405-acre lake, Lake Oswego is considered one of the most affluent areas in the greater metropolitan area.
The town was founded in 1847 and incorporated as Oswego in 1910. The city was the hub of Oregon's brief iron industry in the late 19th century and is today an affluent suburb of Portland.
Home styles in Lake Oswego range from quaint English cottages to massive estates. In historic "First Addition, you will find charming cottage style homes surrounded by beautiful gardens and picket fences. Residents are eager to keep the historic charm and new construction must fit in with the style of homes currently built in this 25 block radius. Mountain Park, a well sought after area of Lake Oswego, offers single family homes as well as townhomes and condos. Residents of this develpment have access to private parks, a recreational center, tennis courts, and more. The most desirable area in Lake Oswego is around the lake itself. Oswego Lake is a mostly private area with beautiful homes and lush landscaping. Classic homes in English Cottage, Tudor, and Craftsman are intertwined with newer modern and contemporary homes.