There are plenty of reasons to love this small town just outside Portland -- quaint historic downtown, top-ranked schools, relatively affordable home prices -- but residents gush most about its proximity to fun stuff.
Just west of Sherwood is Willamette Valley wine country. Keep going and in less than two hours you're on the Oregon Coast. Or travel 65 miles east to Mount Hood for skiing or hiking. Then there's Portland, home to highly acclaimed restaurants, microbreweries, museums, theater, and more.
It's also an easy commute to the likes of Nike in Beaverton, Intel in Hillsboro, and a plethora of high-tech and medical jobs. Oregon was hit hard by the recession, but the region has made a strong comeback. Says Judy Adler, a local real estate agent: "The recovery has been incredible." --Sarah Max
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