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ALL ABOUT NEWBERG

Newberg is a charming community nestled in the Tualatin Valley, southwest of Portland. Newberg has all the features of a small town with the benefit of easy access to Portland's urban scene, and is home to George Fox University, which gives the area a youthful energy. Located 25 miles southwest of Portland on US Highway 99W in northeast Yamhill County, the City of Newberg supports a mixture of residential, commercial business and manufacturers and a growth to nearly 22,000 people. One of the most popular features of the Newberg real estate area is the surrounding wine country. Newberg residents, Portlanders, and visitors alike frequently embark on tours of the local wine country, as many local vineyards host wine tastings and tours in their own headquarters. Just driving through the countryside on the outskirts of Newberg and Portland’s suburbs is a great way to explore the beauty of the area. The Chehalem Mountains surrounding the community and the broad Willamette River create a natural bowl, providing a special sense of place that is cherished by the citizens of Newberg. To Newberg's east are the Cascade Mountains with skiing and hiking, and to the west lies the Pacific Coast with many beautiful beaches and picturesque fishing communities. Countless rivers and forests are within easy driving distance, offering boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities, and several golf courses are located in the county.

NEWBERG LOCATION AND CLIMATE

The city of Newberg, Oregon is located just southwest of Portland. Newberg is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon on US Highway 99W on the northeast side of Yamhill County. Newberg is surrounded by forests and farmland in a semi rural area with beautiful landscaping and amazing homes for sale in a park-like community setting.

With an elevation of only 175 feet above sea level and a relatively close location to the Pacific Ocean, Newberg enjoys a very moderate climate. The average high temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) and the average low temperature is 39 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). The local growing season is approximately 174 days. The annual avarage of rainfall is 42 inches.

NEWBERG HOME STYLES AND NEWBERG REAL ESTATE

Newberg home styles include early 20th Century ranches, victorians, craftsman bungalows, and post-war homes. New construction includes many luxury homes with upgrades, large lawns and yards, and gated communities. Newberg is served by Newberg School District and is home to George Fox University. The school district has six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, Newberg High School.

Newberg Real Estate includes classic single-family homes, renovation and developments, Luxury Estates, Rural Lots & Land, Wine & Ranch Properties and New Construction Real Estate. The area surrounding Newberg features both rural countryside and suburban communities, offering something for everone and every budget.

If you're interested in Newberg Real Estate and Homes for sale in Newberg, contact the McDonald Group Realtors today to schedule a tour or check out the latest homes for sale in Newberg via the McDonald Group Property Search.

NEWBERG HISTORY

The area called Champoeg, seven miles southeast of Newberg, was settled first by Hudson Bay Company trappers. Even before Newberg had much activity, Champoeg was the site of the formation of the Oregon provisional government (1843). An influx of pioneers subsequently found the Newberg area attractive and began clearing land for farming. In 1869, the first postmaster, Sebastian Brutscher, named the town of Newberg after his Bavarian hometown of Newburgh. In the 1870's, William Hobson, a zealous Quaker minister from Iowa, visited Oregon. After determining that the rainfall, temperature and agricultural productivity was suitable, he settled in Chehalem Valley and began preaching. He attracted a sizeable number of Quakers to the valley, mainly from Indiana and Iowa. In 1884, the Quakers started building Pacific Academy (now George Fox University) and a year later Dr. Henry Minthorn assumed the position of superintendent of the Academy. In the same year (1885), Herbert Hoover, at the age of 9, came to liewith the Minthorns, his aunt and uncle. Hoover's parents had died a few years before and Newberg was to become the boyhood home of the 31st president for the next five years. The town was "dry", meaning no alcohol could be sold within the city limits, for a good part of its early history. Although alcohol is now allowed within city limits, and George Fox University professors and graduate students have been given a little more freedom with alcohol consumption, the university's undergraduate population is still expected to abstain. Newberg became incorporated as a town in 1889 and as a city in 1893. All this activity was documented by the Newberg Graphic which began in 1888. Newberg's early history was marked by gradual growth and continues that pattern today.

PARKS, EVENTS, & ENTERTAINMENT

Champoeg Park: Champoeg offers nature and recreation at its finest. The park provides camping with all amenities: picnic sites, an amphitheater, and bike and hiking trails along the Willamette River. Champoeg's past is preserved in buildings and historical sights. There is even an annual Champoeg State Park Pageant!

Bald Peak State Park: Located just 9 miles northwest of Newberg, Bald Peak State Park provides incredible views of several volcanic peaks.  On a clear day, you can see Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and even Mt. Rainier.  The park offers picknicking and play areas.

Evergreen Aviation Museum: The Evergreen Aviation Museum complex is just 10 miles southwest of Newberg in McMinnville.  The museum is home to the famous "Spruce Goose" Hughes flying boat.  The Museum features a world class collection of aircraft, a new space museum, and an Imax Theater.  The museum is along Highway 18.  The address is: 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Chehalem Glenn Golf Course: Newberg is home to one of the best and most challenging golf courses in the state of Oregon!  Chehalem Glenn golf course is operated by the Chehalem Park and Recreation District.

Newberg Wine Tours: If you’re interested in Wine Tours and drives in the Newberg-area Willamette Valley, Travel Portland has an extensive list of all of the best resources for wine tourism and recreation for visitors and locals alike here: Oregon Wine Tours. The Willamette Valley has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 200 wineries. The Willamette Valley is home to small, family-owned wineries passionately dedicated to artisanal winemaking. The Willamette Valley is the perfect destination to taste from the barrel with winemakers, sample new releases or tour vineyards.

Newberg's 99W Drive-in Theater - You can enjoy an old-fashioned drive-in theater in Newberg, perfect for taking the family out or having a classic date-night. This theater opened originally in 1953.  It is one of only four drive-ins left in operation in Oregon. (3110 Portland Road Newberg, OR  97132) http://www.99w.com/

Vista Balloon Adventures in Newberg - Based in Newberg’s Sportsman Airpark about 40 minutes from downtown Portland, this company offers one-hour flights over Oregon wine country – with the entire trip taking about three hours and including breakfast.

Allison Inn and Spa - Newberg is home to a world class inn and spa, The Allison.  The 85-unit inn opened in 2009 and features destination rooms for luxury travelers. Perched on a hillside just west of downtown Newberg on Springbrook Road, the Allison first shows itself as a modern, four-story building of cool, polished wood, stone and glass, with copper accents and fine design touches everywhere. 2525 Allison Lane Newberg, OR 97132

Herbert Hoover's Home in Newberg - Visit the boyhood home of Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, where he lived from 1885 to 1889. The pear tree in the back yard, planted in 1879, still produces pears.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN SHERWOOD

The Allison Inn & Spa- 2525 Allison Ln. Newberg, OR 97140

The Painted Lady - 201 S College St Newberg, OR 97132

Sweetest Thing Cupcakes - 2501 Portland Rd Newberg, OR 97132

Underground Cafe & Coffeehouse - 1002 N Springbrook Rd, Newberg, OR 97132

Chehalem Winery Tasting Room - 106 South Center St. Newberg, OR 97132

Pastorcillos Tacos - (The BEST tacos in Oregon) - Corner of Main and First, Newberg, OR 97132

If you're interested in Sherwood Real Estate and Homes for sale in Sherwood, contact the McDonald Group Realtors today to schedule a tour or check out the latest homes for sale in Sherwood via the McDonald Group Property Search.