July 1, 2009

Sherwood is one of the best places to raise a family

Category: family — admin @ 1:00 am

The City of Sherwood is one of the nation's best places for families

The City of Sherwood is one of the nation's best places for families

If you’ve got a family or are about to start a family and think moving is a good idea … take a look at Sherwood.  The city near Tualatin and Newberg is one of the best to raise a family.

Not, like, one of the best in this corner of Oregon.  Not one of the best in the state.  It’s one of the top ten in the nation.  Yeah, consider Montana, Nebraska, New York, Florida, Hawaii . . . Oregon is one of the top ten list and it’s all thanks to Sherwood.

And don’t take our word for it (although the GNPDX staff are huge fans of the city based on it’s local theatre companies and number of Dutch Bros coffee kiosks).  Ask Family Circle Magazine.  The national publication that is read by 21 million pairs of eyes a month says so.

Jim Patterson is Sherwood’s City Manager and chatted with GNPDX.  Apparently, they got the word a few months ago that Sherwood was in a pool of 1,700 cities up for the honor of “Top Family City for 2009.”  Then, they narrowed down to 800.  And finally down to the top ten.  He had to sit on the news that they were up for the honor and then, that they actually won for quite a while before the list was finally announced.

Things like schools, economy and housing were part of the search criteria.  Patterson says the honor only affirms what the Sherwoodians (or is it Sherwoodites? Fine people of Sherwood?) already knew.  That the city has it’s priorities in the right place when it comes to moms, dads and kids.  But, the honor will definitely help attract eyes to the city and draw new families to the neighborhood.

The list will be featured in the next issue of Family Circle which is due out in July.

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  1. FREE Community Event in Sherwood!

    Throw back to simpler times and enjoy a festive and FREE community event! Its a HUGE yard sale, outdoor concert & BBQ, AND a charity event!
    4th Saturdays of Summer: July 25th, Aug. 22nd, Sept. 26th * 9:00 am 2:00 pm * Dream Acres: 13691 SW Morgan Rd. Sherwood, OR 97140

    Featuring over 40 participant stations, live music (Salem band Cry of Stones), BBQ & snow cones (Sherwood caterer AB Catering), and life-simplifying service providers.

    For early comers: FREE section with lots of goodies. For the kids: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Engine #33. For all: Chance to win an organizing makeover!

    Come shop and save * Buying used is the original form of recycling and green living * Useful goods that dont sell will be donated to Love INC

    Reserve a station and sell your household clutter for cash OR just come shop a vintage yard sale and enjoy music, food, and fun in the sun!

    Sponsors helping bring you this event include: Pacific Family Dental, Shelly Rath of Prudential NW Properties, Olson & Jones Construction, Inc., Keep it Straight Bookkeeping & Accounting.

    Hosted by organizing company Vicki Norris Restoring Order (of HGTVs Mission: Organization, AM Northwest, and Better.tv). http://www.RestoringOrder.com * 503-625-5774

    Comment by Katie Johnson — July 20, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

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