5 Reasons Why You Want to Live in Lake Oswego When It’s Back to School Time

back-to-school-999248_640As I’ve mentioned before, Lake Oswego has a long list of attributes that attract people looking to buy a home. But in my 25 plus years experience as a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I’d have to say that our top-notch school district is one of our community’s strongest playing cards.

Thing is, it’s not just something those of us who live here realize. Take a look at the national recognition the Lake Oswego School District has received over the years.

  • ZipRealty identified the Lake Oswego School District as the third best school district in the country with the most affordable homes.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge High School as the fourth and fifth best high schools in the state. On a national scale that included more than 21,500 public high schools, Lake Oswego came in at 635 and Lakeridge at 722.
  • GreatSchools.org, a parent resource site, gave Lakeridge High School its highest rating of 10 based on standardized test scores, with Lake Oswego High School receiving an 8. Online reviews include
  • “Lakeridge offers the best of all words – academics, community, student, teachers and family.” – Lakeridge parent
  • “I feel so lucky to be in this school with these wonderful teachers and such an advanced curriculum.” – Lakeridge student
  • “This school has provided an exemplary experience, one I will never forget. The academic, as well as athletic, programs are better than any other school I have ever gone to, and I have gone to many. No other school can compare.” Lake Oswego High School student
  • LO is “a place where kids can open up to their teachers and parents and have the best support possible to succeed.” – Lake Oswego High School parent
  • When Forbes ranked our nation’s cities in terms of which give you the most educational bang for your buck, Lake Oswego ranked #5.

So there you have it. I’m not just some crazy Realtor trying to make a sales pitch—the Lake Oswego School District is among the best in the nation on many levels. If you’d like to live here and reap those benefits, give me a call at 503.939.9801 or check out my website. I’d love to show you around.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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