Wilsonville : Oregon

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What it's Like to Retire in Wilsonville

Wilsonville is a town of 19,000 as well as being a suburb of Portland. The town is growing fast and has an affluent population. It is located south of Portland and on the Willamette River.  Many large corporations have established headquarters or their operations here. Photo of Town Center Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Aboutmovies;photo of Wilsonville City Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and M.O. Stevens.


Where to Retire in Wilsonville and Home Prices

There are several nice neighborhoods including some developments annexed by the city.. The median price of a home in WIlsonville was about $345,000 in late 2014, according to City-data.com.  Zillow reports the median sale price to be higher at $382,099 in mid-2015.  (see Active Communities link at right)


What is special about Wilsonville

Crime is low, many nice neighborhoods, active civic leadership and infrastructure. Close to Portland.

What is not special about Wilsonville

It is fairly expensive to live here.  It is not considered a walkable community.


Who will like retirement in Wilsonville

Retirees who are looking for a town with parks that offer 55+ programs, and is not far from Portland and all it has to offer, would enjoy Wilsonville and its four seasons.


Local economy is driven by

The local economy is supported by many large corporations who have their headquarters or operations here, including Mentor Graphics and FLIR systems.

Climate and Physical Environment

Wilsonville is located on the Willamette River just south of Portland. January temperatures are about 40 degrees on average, while July is in the high 60's.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There is a very large and active library and The Wilsonville Festival of the Arts. The Wilsonville Community Center holds classes and events.


The crime rate is very low.

Medical facilities

Nearby Portland has world class medical facilities.


Amtrak is 10 miles away in Oregon City, or 16 miles to a station in Portand.  The Portland airport is about 32 miles from Wilsonville.


Valuable Links

Wilsonville page on Wikipedia

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  • State: OR
  • Environment: Suburban,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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