What are the best neighborhoods (location, price appreciation, schools, parks) in and near Corvallis?

Asked by Just Looking, Beaverton, OR Mon Aug 27, 2007

I have a 1500sf house in the Sorrento Ridge neighborhood in Beaverton worth about $300k and am likely relocating to Corvallis in late 2007 or early 2008. I'd like to find a comparable home in Corvallis for under $300k. What neighborhoods in Corvallis should I be looking at? I'm really spoiled by the parks and excellent school district (we don't have kids yet but expect to soon) near Southridge. Thanks!

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Christina, Renter, White City, OR
Mon Nov 19, 2007
Check out the area between Harrison Blvd, 36th St, Grant Ave, and 29th St. The houses are well-kept, the neighbors are friendly. The schools have a good reputation (Jefferson Elem, Linus Pauling Middle, and Corvallis High School). As your kids grow they can easily get to the high school. I'm selling my home on 33rd Street, and my kids walked to the high school in nice weather. It's also close to OSU, but not in the college rental area. If you like college events you are close enough to walk. Hope this helps, and good luck!
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Charles Vail, Home Seller, 97330
Tue Feb 19, 2008
Hello, I think the problem for you might be finding something in your price range in the NW part of Corvallis which in my opinion is the best for schools, parks, etc. The Boys and Girls club and Aquatics Center, also Wildcat Park (at Wilson School) is a great location and a nicer area. I wish you well. We raised our sons there (are presently selling although not in your price range). Corvallis is a wonderful, clean town with great schools in the 509j. They went on to OSU and we loved the location of the Northwest where we lived. I wish you the best!
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Craig Anders…, Home Buyer, Bend, OR
Sat Nov 13, 2010
We live in an area of Philomath called Neabeack Hill. The houses are about 10 - 15 years old. Philomath is just west of Corvallis. The town is not much but this area is essentially an extension of Corvallis. We lived in Corvallis for 20 year and in this home for ten. Corvallis is a truly wonderful town. Off the freeway so you don't have the 'drop in' traffic. OSU is a tremendous bonus as the population values education and is very community oriented. The library is first class. The city went over 50,000 a few years ago which meant it qualifies for more federal dollars for things like transit. Hewlett-Packard has a design and manufacturing plant for ink-jet printers. We have been very happy with Philomath schools. There are just one of each - elementary, middle and high school. We lived in northwest Corvallis in three different house all in a beautiful area called Witham Hill. Corvallis has an abundance of parks. All safe, clean and accessible. Da Vinci Days festival in July is also a first class event. And the Fall Festival in late September is known for attracting the highest quality vendors.
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Chris Courtn…, , Eugene, OR
Tue Feb 19, 2008
Check out Albany, more bang for buck and a thriving area.
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