Why Live In Hood River?

Hood River, Oregon is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. It is located in the Columbia River Gorge, which offers hiking, biking, and skiing in the nearby mountains. The town is also a popular spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding on the Columbia River. Additionally, Hood River has a vibrant downtown area with shops, restaurants, and a farmers market. The area is also known for its wineries and orchards, which provide opportunities for agritourism.

What things to do is there in Hood River?

Hood River, Oregon offers a wide variety of activities for residents and visitors alike. Some popular options include:

  1. Outdoor recreation: The Columbia River Gorge offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, skiing, and fishing. The area is also popular for windsurfing and kiteboarding on the Columbia River.
  2. Water activities: The Columbia River and nearby lakes offer opportunities for swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and rafting.
  3. Wine tasting: Hood River is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge wine country, with many wineries and tasting rooms to visit.
  4. Fruit picking: Hood River is known for its fruit orchards, and visitors can pick their own apples, pears, and berries during the summer and fall months.
  5. Shopping and dining: The town of Hood River has a vibrant downtown area with many unique shops, galleries, and restaurants.
  6. Festivals: Hood River has a variety of festivals throughout the year, including the Hood River County Fruit Loop, the Hood River Hops Fest, and the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest.
  7. Adventure sports: Mount Hood and the surrounding areas offer opportunities for climbing, mountaineering, and skiing.
  8. Relaxation: Hood River is also known for its hot springs, spas, and wellness retreats.
  9. Sightseeing: The Columbia River Gorge offers stunning views and scenic drives, including the historic Columbia River Highway and the Vista House at Crown Point.  Don’t forget the Hood River Fruit Loop! 

So, where to start on looking for a home in Hood River?

There are several local real estate agencies that you may want to check out and I recommend starting with these:

1.)  https://donnunamaker.com

2.)  https://www.windermere.com/offices/hood-river/listings

3.) https://www.copperwest.com/

If you want to talk to an agent here get in touch with Ashlyn Neperud:

I did interview her for my podcast here locally and we covered a variety of topics to the area and real estate to life outdoors, have a listen:



How to contact Ashlyn:



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