Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego

Welcome to Lake Oswego, OR

Lake Oswego, nestled just 8 miles south of Portland, offers a picturesque blend of urban and suburban living. Originally established as a hub for the iron industry, today it is renowned for its high quality of life, top-rated schools, and lush, green spaces. This affluent community surrounds the beautiful Oswego Lake, providing a serene backdrop for both everyday life and leisure activities.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Lake Oswego is defined by its active, community-oriented residents who take pride in their well-maintained city and the natural beauty it offers. The area is perfect for families, retirees, and professionals alike, who seek a peaceful environment close to the amenities of a larger city. The community is known for its strong support of local arts, with numerous public art installations and cultural events that enrich residents' lives year-round.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Lake Oswego boasts a vibrant dining scene with an array of eateries ranging from casual cafes to upscale restaurants. A local favorite, "Lake Oswego Grill," offers a fine dining experience with stunning lake views. The city's downtown area, often referred to as "Old Town," is home to boutique shops, galleries, and additional dining options that cater to a variety of tastes and budgets. For entertainment, residents enjoy the Lake Theater & Cafe, which combines movies with gourmet food and wine.

Things to Do

Recreational opportunities abound in Lake Oswego. The city maintains meticulously landscaped public parks and walking trails, such as the popular Tryon Creek State Natural Area, which offers miles of hiking trails and a nature center. Boating, fishing, and swimming in Oswego Lake are favorite pastimes during the warmer months. Additionally, the city hosts several annual events, including the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, which attracts artists and patrons from across the region. For golf enthusiasts, the Lake Oswego Public Golf Course provides a challenging and scenic 18-hole experience.

Real Estate in Lake Oswego

Overview for Lake Oswego, OR

40,390 people live in Lake Oswego, where the median age is 45.9 and the average individual income is $72,859. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.9 years

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Around Lake Oswego, OR

There's plenty to do around Lake Oswego, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cake Hoopla, biography, and Oregon City Early Learning Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.29 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.79 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Oswego, OR

Lake Oswego has 16,458 households, with an average household size of 2.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Oswego do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,390 people call Lake Oswego home. The population density is 3,734.63 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.45 / 49.55%

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Schools in Lake Oswego, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Oswego. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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