Real Estate In Philomath Oregon

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Carved from the wilderness of the foothills of the Coastal Range, the earliest real estate in Philomath was a log cabin built in 1867. Incorporated in 1882, the city lies in Bedford County, near where the St. Mary's River comes down from the Coastal Range. It was established on eight acres around the site of a college, all that remains of which is the red brick center building. Today that, with its distinctive bell tower, is home to Benton County's Historical Museum, which sponsors a biennial quilt exhibit, which in turn attracts visitors from across the Northwest.

Real Estate in Philomath: The Environs

Real estate in Philomath today is home to a population of about 4,000. Its location on Routes 20 and 34 makes it equally convenient to Willamette Valley, the Pacific coast, and the Cascades. But the city is more than a gateway to other places, though it is that. Mary's Peak, the tallest in the Coastal Range, stands over the city, crested with snow almost all year long.

Philomath looks down from a slight elevation of 280 feet over Willamette Valley. Countless bicycle trails weave both up into the mountains and down into the valley. Just beyond real estate in Philomath is Willamette Valley. Spreading left (north) and right (south) below neighboring Corvallis are the north-flowing Willamette River, the 20-plus vineyards of Oregon's wine country, some 50 covered bridges, and a host of recreational and cultural opportunities.

It's a delightful place to call home and to entertain visitors. Nearby is the rich architectural feast of Albany--its many Federal, Second French Empire, Victorian, Eastlake, and Craftsman homes. For lovers of the outdoors, there is river fishing, hikes in the mountains, the magnificent heights of Mount Hood's 11,296 feet into the clouds, and the depths of Crater Lake (at 1,945 feet, the country's deepest lake). Enjoy!


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