Overview of Sherwood
Located just 18 miles southwest of downtown Portland, Sherwood, OR is a small city with lots of historical charm and community-oriented attractions. This city is home to approximately 18,200 residents, which is about 7,500 more residents than the city had in 2000, according to the U.S. Census. To be part of this growing bedroom community of Portland, look at Sherwood apartments for rent today.
Living in Sherwood, OR
The Tualatin Native American tribes were the first group of people to live in the Sherwood area. However, white settlers began coming to the area in 1853 to try their luck at farming the local soils. Many farmers could remain largely self-sufficient and only needed to journey to Portland every few months for things like sugar and syrup.
Today, residents living in Sherwood apartments and homes have a variety of employers and occupations available. An estimated 9,000 businesses are located in Washington County, with the area's largest employer being the Intel Corporation. However, Oregon is also an extremely welcoming state to small businesses, with an estimated 80 percent of all Oregon businesses having 20 employees or less.
Sherwood Attractions and Special Events
While the Portland metro area has a lot of great urban attractions like shopping, ethnic dining experiences and top-notch theater productions, individuals living in Sherwood don't have to travel to downtown Portland to get their fill of excitement. The Sherwood area is home to a number of local wineries, many of which offer regular tours and tastings. Ponzi Vineyards in Beaverton are a great local Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
Sherwood is just south of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge as well, which is home to 200 species of birds and more than 50 different types of mammals.
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