If the iconic towering trees of the Pacific Northwest and the nature of creeks, meadows, and ponds are what you’re seeking, check out the mature neighborhood of Salmon Creek, just off the interstate where the 5 and 205 freeways meet.
This is a lovely area to settle into for cyclists, walkers, joggers and equestrian lifestyles, with miles of paved trails and nearby places to explore. Depending on your elevation, expect scenic views of either Mount Hood or Mount St. Helens from nearly anywhere in Salmon Creek. It’s also home to Washington State University. One detail homeowners have mentioned is that, much like any sprawling city, developers seem to be filling in any available bits of open space with new residential communities, making it feel a bit less “country” than it did 10+ years ago, when they originally purchased their homes.
Commute Time to Downtown: 15 Minutes
Commute Time to PDX Airport: 12-22 Minutes, depending on traffic.
Outdoor Highlights and Things to Do:
Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond - A wonderful location for an outdoor gathering, with a small sandy ‘beach’ for young kids, a splash pad, fire pits & bbqs, fishing, and paved walking trail. Unfortunately Fido isn’t welcome here, but you will notice many people prefer to ask for forgiveness rather than permission on this.
Salmon Creek Greenway Trail - Three paved miles of scenic trails, where you’ll see a variety of wildlife. It’s wheelchair accessible, and welcomes horseback riders.
Salmon Creek Trail: Five paved miles through wetlands and ponds, that, aside from the beginning, is mostly flat.
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Pawpproval: 2/4 Paws
"While residential neighborhoods in Salmon Creek are full of my furry friends, not all of the outdoorsy areas welcome dogs, so you might want to double check before you pack us up for your trail run." - Atlas
Real Estate Average Home Prices per SF (As of 7/2021): $228