Rhododendron Oregon Real Estate & Information

Rhododendron Oregon Real Estate & Information

Rhododendron, Oregon, named after the beautiful flowers that grow wild in the area, is an unincorporated community located in the coveted Mt. Hood area that features miles of hiking and biking trails and beautiful creeks and rivers. Nestled at the base of Mt. Hood and serving as the gateway to the Mt. Hood National Forest, Rhododendron is truly an outdoor enthusiast's dream. From bird watchers to skiers to paragliders, many people with many different backgrounds choose to call the place home.

Shopping and Dining
Residents and visitors alike stop in at Mt. Hood Coffee Roasters for a morning brew or afternoon pick-me-up. They chat and mingle, talk about their latest adventures and share trail tips. The coffee shop is the only coffee roasting company featured in a National Geographic guide of places to visit. For groceries and other sundries, the Mt. Hood Food and General Store is available and specializes in local, organic and natural products. The Skyway Bar and Grill is a local favorite because of the BBQ, live music and artsy decor. Outside, the bar features a large fire pit, fountains and games. Those with a craving for German-style food appreciate the Still Creek Inn, which serves fresh seafood and caters to parties. Foodies with an appreciation for interesting architecture enjoy the historic Zig Zag Inn, which was built from hand-cut logs and follows the style of the early 1900s architect William Lenz.

Parks and Recreation
Vacationers and recreationalists are key drivers of the local community and make the city a melting pot of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Everyone has one thing in common, however: a love of the great outdoors. From backpacking to relaxing at full-time vacation homes that include amenities like large pools and tennis courts, Rhododendron’s residents and visitors like spending time outside. For those who want to spend some time in the forest, leased land cabins are available for romantic getaways or family adventures. The Sandy River Basin Trail is nationally recognized for its excellent hiking, biking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Rhododendron also lies within easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail and is the back door to the protected Bull Run area, which is Portland's water supply.

No matter what size and style of home or property you are interested in, Rhododendron likely has it. Rhododendron Oregon real estate includes homes in communities like Timberline Rim, which is based along the Sandy River and features pools and tennis courts, low association fees and full-time vacation homes. The Zig Zag Village is a smaller subdivision situated very close to national forest land available for hiking and cross-country skiing. People looking for space will appreciate Rhododendron Oregon real estate like the Windtree community, which offers larger lots and common areas while Glacier View Estates is a gated community located on LoLo Pass Road with large home sites and more acreage.

Schools, Health, Transportation
From community preschool to private academy schools, Rhododendron residents have access to several excellent choices. At the Mesa Outdoor School, children learn from Oregon's bountiful resources, like timber, water and wildlife, while the Mt. Hood Academy focuses on helping students develop and pursue winter sports ambitions. There are several full-service hospitals that circle the Rhododendron area and offer advanced medical care, like the Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and the Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Rhododendron is an avid biking and walking community and is set up to accommodate both with sidewalks and miles of trails, but many people also take advantage of the Mountain Express, a weekday bus service from Rhododendron to Sandy.