A streamlined commercial and development district, a leading presence in the healthcare industry and perfect suburban setting in the Pacific Northwest are just some of the reasons why Happy Valley, Ore., is one of the best places to be in the Beaver State. Only 14 miles from everything Portland has to offer, Happy Valley is still quaint enough to have a small-town feel. Individuals and families looking at Happy Valley apartments for rent can feel like they have it all. People who live here enjoy excellent public schools, a mild climate, easy access to local colleges and universities and plenty of beautiful outdoor recreational activities due to Happy Valley's close location to Mt. Hood, the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River Gorge.
Many of the first families who came to Happy Valley were from the Midwest and ventured west on the Oregon Trail to start a new life. Many chose to settle here due to the area's mild climate, and rich valleys here were the perfect place for farming. The earliest settlers here quickly planted many different types of vegetables and fruits - which later gave rise to the wine farms that became popular in Oregon during the 20th century. The city is the perfect destination for many different types of Oregon residents, as Happy Valley is located near many major cities, including Vancouver, Wash., Portland and Salem. The population is near 15,000 and the median household income is high - around $100,000, according to the city's website.
One of the biggest festivals near Happy Valley is Pickathon - a three-day celebration of live music located on the scenic Pendarvis Farm. This event promotes eco-friendly initiatives that include bike riding, efficient mass transit, eliminating plastic utensil and water bottle use, composting, recycling and renewable energy sources. The festival also promotes local food and goods vendors in Happy Valley.
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