- I’m bored. Check out the “Things to do this week in Lake Oswego” sidebar to my blog and you’ll see that there is little chance Lake Oswegans can be bored during the summer. Kids can dive into the lake at either of our swim parks, while families can watch Cinderella under the stars at Millennium Plaza Park. Adults can choose from a Foot Golf Championship or wine tasting at World Class Wines.
- I’m leaving town for the summer. Anyone who lives here year-round knows that summer is our reward. It makes those spring showers and long-lasting winters worth it. From the beautiful weather, warm summer bug-free evenings to the ongoing lineup of activities, it’s no surprise that when you ask a Lake Oswegan if they have any summer vacation plans, chances are they’ll say, “I’m sticking around here!”
- I wish I could eat outside. I’ve been on the California coast where the fog rolling in and sea breeze makes outdoor dining something you “wish you could do.” And I’ve been back east where the bugs drive you inside or at best, into a screened porch, when what you’d rather do is just sit outside on your deck and enjoy a summer meal. Here in Lake Oswego, you don’t have to “wish” to eat outdoors–you just do. From June through September, our family eats most of our evening meals outside, either on our deck or by our outdoor fireplace—bug-free and warm. And local restaurants offer outdoor dining options too.
- I wish it would rain. Okay, maybe come late August, when parents are trying to coax their kids back into study-mode, they might wish for a rainy day to make their sales job a little easier. But honestly, we all know the rain will settle in in due time. In summer, it’s time to “savor the moment,” and in our ideal world, that moment is dry and sunny.
- I wish I lived somewhere else. I’ve been selling homes in Lake Oswego for over 25 years and realize I have an easy product to move. But come summer, the sales pitch gets even easier—as the town basically sells itself. At the end of June, my son had about 10 friends over who were visiting from out-of-town. After an evening of hanging out on the lake, most of them assured me that in a few years, they’d be back—to settle down! From an excellent school district to a convenient location, there are lots of reasons to love living in Lake Oswego (52 a year, to be exact). And come summer, we are reminded of just that!
If you find yourself saying, “I want to move to Lake Oswego,” or you’d like to look at some other options if you already call Lake Oswego home, give me a call at 503.939.9801 or check out my website. I’d love to show you around!