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ALL ABOUT SHERWOOD

Sherwood is a charming community nestled in the Tualatin Valley, southwest of Portland. Home to the annual Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood was named after the Engligh Sherwood Forest, and has all the features of a small town with the benefit of easy access to Portland's urban scene. Sherwood is home to one of the largest YMCA's in all of Oregon, and the small-town vibe extends to new Sherwood home-owners as well as lifelong Sherwood residents.

The City of Sherwood supports a mixture of residential, commercial business and manufacturers and a growth to nearly 17,000 people. Thanks to its historic Old Town commercial district filled with restaurants, boutiques, and antique shops, the lovely parks serving as gathering spot for Sherwood residents of all ages, and safe, welcoming vibe, Sherwood is one of the most charming small towns in Oregon. In 2007, Money magazine placed Sherwood among the twenty most livable towns in America, and in August 2009, Family Circle magazine named the town one of America's most "family friendly" small towns. Come check out Sherwood for yourself and see what all the buzz is about. You'll be transported to a place where Main Street actually means something and neighbors watch out for each other, always ready to lend a hand.

SHERWOOD LOCATION AND SCHOOLS

The city of Sherwood, Oregon is located in the Southeast Corner of Washington County, just Southwest of Portland. Situated to the west of Tigard and Tualatin as you travel along the 99W highway or Interstate 5 (via the Tualatin Sherwood Road), and to the east of Newberg. Sherwood a semi rural area with beautiful landscaping and amazing homes for sale in a park-like community setting.

The Sherwood School District includes four excellent elementary schools (J. Clyde Hopkins, Middleton, Archer Glen, Edy Ridge), two wonderful middle schools (Sherwood Middle School, Laurel Ridge), and one amazing high school, Sherwood High School.

SHERWOOD HOME STYLES AND SHERWOOD REAL ESTATE

Sherwood 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.

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

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.

SHERWOOD HISTORY

The first wave of settlers to the Sherwood region arrived in 1842, and began to explode during the California Gold Rush of 1849. Sherwwod became a calm middle-ground between the bustling commercial centers of Portland and Oregon City, as the town is located 20 miles from either locale. The town was originally called "Smocktown," a nickname which sticks around today but was declined in favor of Sherwood, after a town meeting was called to rename the community. A prominent businessman, Robert Alexander, suggested the name "Sherwood." According to Post Office records, Alexander was from Sherwood, Michigan, and this was the town that was named after Sherwood Forest England.

The U. S. Postal Department began sending mail to the town of Sherwood, Oregon on July 5, 1891. The main industry in the 1890s was a pressed brick yard which closed in 1896, a victim of the deep recession of 1893. After the economic jump start of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, the Town of Sherwood began to feature many of the Old Town buildings and homes popular in the area.

PARKS, EVENTS, & ENTERTAINMENT

Sherwood takes pride in its abundant green spaces that provide natural beauty, safe playgrounds, and gathering spots for community events, including youth and adult soccer and concerts. Our favorite parks in Sherwood include:

Stella Olsen Memorial Park (located at 22256 SW Washington Street) Stella Olsen has a children's playground, a shelter and a pavilion. There is a multi-used path through the wetlands area, providing a connection from West Villa Road to the park. Used by wildlife as well as humans, it provides a restful, wooded setting for all activities. This park is home to Music on the Green and Movies in the Park during the summer months.

Snyder Park (located at 15365 SW Sunset Boulevard) One of of the most popular parks in Sherwood, Snyder Park has something for everyone: a sand area with adjacent water feature and the newest and exciting playground equipment on the market for children to enjoy, tennis courts, a basketball court, artificial turf baseball and soccer fields, a trail system great for walking, running or riding your bikes, plenty of benches for relaxing, reading or just to enjoy the panoramic views.

Oregon Trail Park (located at 20710 SW Settlement Drive) A peaceful setting located between Sante Fe Terrace and Settlement Drive in the Oregon Trail subdivision. The play structure and open lawn area provide a safe and enjoyable area for the neighborhood children to play.

Cinnamon Hills Park (located at: 23143 SW Cinnamon Hills Place) This mini-park/play lot includes a swing, play structure, and benches along with ample green space.

Langer Park (located at 15990 Century Drive ) is an open park setting with ample space for passive and active recreational pursuits. A walking/bicycle path meanders through the park and greenway connecting with the playground in the middle of the park.

Robin Hood Festival - Each year, on the third weekend of July, families and friends gather in downtown Sherwood to celebrate the Robin Hood Festival, a weekend of food, dancing, music, crafts, contests, and the Robin Hood Festival Parade. This fun-filled event has been held every single year since 1952.

Sherwood Saturday Market - Located in the City of Sherwood next to City Hall along the Pedestrian Walkway, 22560 SW Pine Street, the Sherwood Saturday Market is the best place in town to find local produce and crafts, where vendors and musicians change weekly so there is always something new to discover. Vendors offer fresh local produce like walnuts, hazelnuts, salad greens, cherries, tomato plants, fresh berries, and more. Garden goodies like bird feeders, unique plants, peonies and topiary stand next to quality handcrafted soap, jewelry, ceramics, cards, toys and original art. Yummy food like kettle corn, doughnuts, cookies and fresh squeezed juices can be found ready-made and waiting for your picnic lunch. It's a place to meet neighbors and make new friends while enjoying the best of the regional bounty.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN SHERWOOD

Fat Milo's Family Kitchen - 16147 SW Railroad St., Sherwood, OR 97140 - This cute cafe is named after the family dog, Milo.  The Schoening family wanted to provide a community diner serving great food for families and local business personnel, so they started a sweet spot serving up great biscuits and gravy and other country classics.  Run by Rachel & Miles Schoening & their 4 kids, the restaurant is a great place to eat in the Old Town Sherwood area.

Crazy Sushi - 16055 Sw Tualatin Sherwood Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140 - The sushi chefs of Crazy Sushi, Moon and Hans found their passion to recreate Japanese cuisine. They tried to find what made French entrees so enticing, what the South Americans used for spices and what made American food so comforting. By implementing these key ingredients into Crazy Sushi, they created a new offspring of sushi. The accomplishment was to reform ordinary items such as salmon, tuna, tempura roll, dynamite roll, into new tantalizing flavors and adding new scrumptious items such as Yellowtail Ceviche, Pepper Tuna Sashimi, Tony Hand Roll, Crusty Philly and many more to the creative mouth pleasing menu of Crazy Sushi.

Clancys - 16066 Southwest 1st Street
Sherwood, OR 97140 - Located in the center of Sherwoods historic Old Town shopping and arts district, Clancys is the quintessencial neighborhood pub and grill.  They offer daily specials and classic turn of the century ambiance, with fun events like pub games, wii games, lottery, and Saturday Night Old Town Trivia. This place is always filled at dinnertime with locals. Clancys has an outdoor seating area in Summer, and the old brick building gives you the feeling that if you were sitting in the same bar stool 30 year prior, it would look the same as it does today. House specialties include dry aged steaks, fresh steamer clams, mussels as well as classic sandwiches, specialty burgers, and their famous halibut fish and chips.

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.