With a prime location in Western Oregon, Canby embodies the laid back nature of the Pacific Northwest. The local community is dedicated to maintaining high academic standards for students of all ages, making the town a great place to raise a family. Approximately 16,000 people live here and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings that earned Canby the nickname of "The Garden Spot." Search for Canby apartments for rent, and experience one of Oregon's most unique towns.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Donation Land Claim Act brought new residents to Baker Prairie. The Willamette River served as the main means of transportation for decades until the Oregon and California Railroad built a track through the area in 1870. The city of Canby was incorporated in 1893 and today is the second oldest town in the area. With Portland just 22 miles away, residents in Canby enjoy a rural lifestyle with modern amenities close by. Local authorities launched the Canby Community Vision project, inviting the community to join in the effort to create a comprehensive vision for the future. People here enjoy the traditional Pacific Northwestern lifestyle without paying high living expenses. Canby's cost of living index is very consistent with the United States average.
Canby has many unique nature-oriented attractions, including the Swan Island Dahlias farm. As the largest dahlia grower in the United States, the farm has a beautiful display of more than 350 varieties. Local residents celebrate the flower with an annual Dahlia Festival, where flower lovers revel in more than 400 extravagant floral arrangements. St. Josef's Winery, one of the premier vineyards in Willamette Valley, celebrates the winemaking traditions of eastern Europe. Visitors can sample different wines in the tasting room and enjoy the vineyard's beautiful scenery. The Oregon Flock and Fiber festival is also here and aims to demonstrate the full lifecycle of natural fibers from its raw state to the finished product. Attendees can partake in workshops, livestock shows, and seminars that feature different animals and fibers.
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