Located about nine miles southeast from the city of Portland, Happy Valley residents enjoy the peacefulness of their bedroom community while reaping the economic benefits of the nearby metropolis. Bounded by Mount Scott to the west and by Scouter's Mountain to the east, Happy Valley is blessed with stunning natural beauty. Lush green foliage, expanses of open land, several fresh water springs and a winding creek that meanders through the city provide the ambiance while friendly locals provide the charm and personality.
Nearby cities such as Sunnyside, Clackamas, Johnson City and Milwaukie serve to enhance the area's general small town feel, leaving the big city experience to those making the 20 minute drive into downtown Portland where they will find a multitude of museums, art houses, performance centers and other cultural venues. Locally, residents celebrate time-honored traditions through the many parades, fairs, carnivals and festivals that populate the community's social calendar throughout the year.
Education efforts fall under the guidance of the Clackamas County School Board and opportunities for young students to pursue higher degrees of learning are plentiful. Clackamas, Mt. Hood and Portland Community Colleges, Lewis and Clark College, and Portland State University and the University of Portland are all situated within 15 miles of Happy Valley's quaint downtown district.
Homes in Happy Valley are uniquely designed and dot quiet neighborhood streets amongst tall pines and finely manicured landscapes. If you are looking for affordable housing in a family-friendly community, then look no further than Happy Valley.
Portland Real Estate Market: Price Range of Happy Valley Houses for Sale
Real estate opportunities abound in this small community of fine living. From palatial estates to moderately priced properties, Happy Valley has the right home for you. A select few Happy Valley condominiums and townhouses in Clackamas County are available and range in price from $100,000 to $615,000 and are typically located in more populated areas. Two, three and four bedroom homes in Happy Valley with city, mountain and waterway views range in price from $165,000 to the $800,000s while magnificent homes and stately manors range in price from high $900,000 to $1.5 million and more. Plots of land in Happy Valley are also available for custom building and development.
Happy Valley Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of July 21st, 2014: homes priced around $314,995 compared to $378,417 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -20%. For Friday, July 25th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.27%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.27%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.56%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.70%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Happy Valley OR. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Happy Valley to help you find the best home!