Hood River is the county seat of Hood River County and was discovered by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Hood River is also considered a port on the Columbia River and buying a home in Hood River can be a wonderful investment. Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and the magnificent Cascade Range, Hood River County is a scenic wonderland of natural beauty in every season. The county populations is a little over 22000 and the City of Hood River has a population of 6700.
Hood River Valley is famous for apples, cherries, wine grapes and pears and is the world's leading producer of Anjou pears. Here is a blog that you can visit to keep up with the happenings in horticulture.
Hood River is becoming increasingly known for its excellent wine selections. Because Hood River is half way between the rain forest climate of the West coast and the arid climate of The Dalles, it has an excellent climate for growing wine grapes.
Living in Hood River and buying real estate in Hood River will more than likely put you in close proximity of agricultural property. The following are community supported farms:
Casa Verde www.moriareynolds.com Hood River, OR
Dancing Moon Farm www.dancingmoonfarm.com Hood River, OR
Hood River Organics www.hoodriverorganic.com Hood River, OR
Wild Wood Harvest www.wildwoodharvest.com Hood River, OR
Draper Girls Country Farms www.drapergirlscountryfarm.com Mt. Hood, OR
Upper Valley Farms www.uppervalleyfarms.com Parkdale, OR
Mosier Valley Organics www.mosiervalleyorganics.com Mosier, OR
5 Oaks Farm www.5oaksfarm.com Underwood, WA
Acadian Farm www.acadianorganics.com Carson, WA
Orchard View Farms www.orchardviewfarms.com The Dalles, OR
New article ranks Hood River #4 in the country for overall livability!
Follow the mention and link from Oregon Business to http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-small-towns-2014.
Hope you can add this info to your list of reasons for a future visit or a good real estate investment.
3880 Westcliff Drive
PO Box 887
Hood River, Oregon 97031
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