Homes For Sale In Dallas Oregon

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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If you're looking for a house in historic Willamette Valley, you certainly want to look at homes for sale in Dallas, Oregon. Just 20 miles due west of Salem over the Polk County line on Route 223, the city was established in the 1850s, soon after the first settlers came through the Oregon Trail into the valley. As the Polk County seat, the city has grown in part to accommodate the county. Homes for sale in Dallas stretch on an east-west grid along Rickreall Creek.

The original Polk County court house was a wooden building completed in 1851. The larger building that replaced it in 1859--said to be modeled after the capitol in Richmond, Virginia--burnt to the ground overnight on June 10, 1889. Today's courthouse, completed in 1898, was built of local sandstone by Portland architect Delos Neer, who also designed for Benton, Lane, and Baker Counties.

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With a population of about 65,000, Dallas is about 92 percent Caucasian, four percent Hispanic, and just over 3 percent American Indian. Ancestry reported in the last census was 25 percent German, 14 percent English, and 10 percent Irish. Figures updated by estimate from the last census put median household income was about $38,000 and median age at about 37.

Of the approximate 4,600 single-family homes, the majority are owner occupied. House values are significantly above the state average, yet still wonderfully affordable! For example, the average construction cost in 2003 for new homes for sale in Dallas, Oregon was about $172,000. The range for existing three-bedroom houses might begin at about $150,000 and top out at about $250,000. Convenient to all that the Willamette Valley has to offer, as well as Oregon's spectacular Pacific coast and the Coastal and Cascade Mountains, Dallas is a wonderful place to live!


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