Happy Valley, just six miles from Portland, Oregon, offers its residents the best of two worlds. Although just a few minutes from a top-30 city, Happy Valley preserves the atmosphere and neighborhood feel of small town life. The town offers great schools, a variety of shopping areas, recreational opportunities, and beautiful new home construction ranging from one level homes and ranch homes to elaborate and luxury designs.
Settled in 1851 and incorporated in 1965, Happy Valley became one of the fastest-growing Oregon communities in the 1990s. According to the 2010 census, the town’s population was nearly 14,000. Located east of Portland in Clackamas County, Happy Valley has easy freeway access, and various shopping districts within or adjacent to city limits, such as the Clackamas Town Center mall.
The median house value in Happy Valley is $471,300, and new construction of award-winning home plans is one of the ways TA Liesy Homes NW is contributing to the growth of this remarkable area. Building in multiple neighborhoods, we offer gorgeous and customizable home plans and prioritize the client’s vision. Many lots offer stunning views, and with a wide range of options, you are likely to find that choosing new construction in Happy Valley will give you a lot of value for you home-buying dollar.
As part of the North Clackamas School District, Happy Valley’s public school students benefit from the award-winning and newly-expanded Clackamas High School. Happy Valley Middle School and Rock Creek Middle School also serve the student population, and additional school information can be found on the city’s website.
The town’s parks and nature trails are part of a network of green space throughout the Portland metro area. From multiple hiking trails around Mt. Scott, Happy Valley’s tallest point, nearby bike trails such as the Springwater Corridor Trail, birdwatching and wetlands preservation, Happy Valley’s recreational opportunities are tremendous.
Food and restaurant choices abound, with expansive grocery options including New Seasons and Haggen. Opening summer of 2015, the Happy Valley Melting Pot offers up to 26 excellent food cart options and a 4000-square-foot pavilion. Whether you’re looking for a great breakfast spot (Gloria’z), remarkable sushi (Sushi Moto), Mexican (La Cosita), Chinese (Wan Lung), burgers and spirits (McCool’s Pub and Grill), or many others, Happy Valley’s cafe and restaurant options will keep your palate happy.
With the dual amenities of small-town and big-city life, Happy Valley provides an excellent option for those who want to build the home of their dreams without breaking the bank.