The Dalles, Oregon
Real Estate and Community Information

The Dalles is a city located in the central portion of Northern Oregon just south of the Washington state border. It is a short drive from such larger cities as Portland and Vancouver, and it can be easily accessed from Interstate 84. This thriving Oregon community is the county seat as well as the largest city in Wasco County.

Brief History

While the area known as The Dalles today was originally inhabited by various Indian tribes, American settlers began arriving in large numbers during the early 1840s. Most of them arrived after traveling the Oregon trail and could not travel any further due to steep cliffs above the Columbia River. Nevertheless, the city was incorporated in 1857 and became a major commercial center between Pendleton and Portland.

Parks and Recreation

One of the benefits of living in The Dalles properties is that there are several gorgeous parks where residents can relax and unwind. A favorite park in the community is Sorosis Park located on East Scenic Drive. This park provides many fine amenities including playground equipment, picnic tables, tennis courts, walking trails, baseball fields and horseshoe pits.

Situated on North Portway Street, you will find Hood River Waterfront Park. This popular park offers such fantastic amenities as a children's playground, a swimming beach, picnic tables, walking trails and a windsurfing area. Other favorite parks in the community are Eagle Creek Recreational Area on Moody Road and Wildwood Recreation Site on East Highway 26.

Attractions and Activities

Another terrific benefit of purchasing homes in The Dalles is that there is an abundance of exciting attractions within the immediate vicinity. If you enjoy spending your spare time outdoors, some attractions you are sure to love include Horse Thief Lake State Park, Mount Hood National Forest, Horsetail Falls and Columbia River Gorge.

Properties in The Dalles are also just a short drive from many fun family-oriented attractions such as the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Columbia Cinema, Double Mountain Ranch and Rainbow Trout Farm. Is art your passion? If so, be sure to check out Lorang Fine Art.

Special Events

If you choose to purchase real estate in The Dalles, you will have the opportunity to attend a large variety of fun community events. During the month of April, you will not want to miss the Annual Northwest Cherry Festival. For three days, you and your family can enjoy such festivities as a thrilling parade, live music, pony rides for the kids, mechanical bull riding and delicious cherry sampling.

Another exciting event that takes place near homes for sale in this lovely Oregon community is the Annual Fort The Dalles Pro Rodeo. This event is held in mid-July and features a grand parade, professional rodeo performances, a rodeo pageant, live music and a variety of food vendors. Other events hosted by the city include Fort The Dalles Fourth Celebration in July and the Cruise the Gorge Classic Car Show in August.

If your dream is to find a home in Oregon where there is beautiful scenery and an abundance of recreational opportunities, Carol Annala can help to make your dream come true! There are several homes for sale in The Dalles that meet your specifications, and she can assist you in locating one that will not break your budget. 
Carol Annala
Carol Annala
Sales Executive