Sandy Real Estate Information

Sandy's first settlers, the Francis Revenue family, arrived in 1853 and shortly opened a trading place here on the Barlow Road and provide many of the thousands of pioneers who traveled through on their way to the Willamette Valley. Sandy's first Post Office was established in 1872 and the village became an included city in 1913. Sandy was named for the nearby Sandy River which was formerly identified as the "Quicksand River" by Clark and Lewis; that’s why the name "Quicksand" gradually evolved into "Sandy".

The population of the city of Sandy is approximately 8,050, and is the business center of a rural area with a population of around 20,000. It is east of Portland and west of Mount Hood on the Barlow Road section of the Oregon trace (now US Highway 26). Sandy has a flourishing business base, as well as many stores and services for visitors to the Mt. Hood Recreation Area. On the foothills of the drop Range, Sandy's height varies from 750 to over 1,000 feet. Mt. Hood gives protection the city from the wind and ice storms experienced in the Columbia River gorge. The weather is soft, but as with the rest of Oregon west of the Cascades, it rains a lot in the winter. The rain falls as snow on Mt. Hood, and Sandy residents enjoy the nearby occasion for skiing, snow boarding, and snowshoeing.

Services range from locality playgrounds to the 124-acre Sandy River Park. Park Board peoples meet monthly to supporter for a finest system and are active volunteers in park development projects. The City of Sandy is proud of its ever-growing system of parks. Sandy City is a hilly area having three main ski resorts. Weather always gives great pleasure in rainy season especially in middle of summer and the opening of winter.