Clackamas County is one of Oregon's most scenic and diverse regions -- ranging from urban Portland to rural farmland to the gorgeous Mt. Hood National Forest. It's an hour-and-a-half from the Pacific Ocean.
Sixteen cities can be found in the county's 1,879 square miles, but over 87 percent of county land is rural. It's Oregon's 18th-largest county, its third most populous, and first among counties for population served.
Mt. Hood's 11,239-foot summit -- less than an hour from the county's suburban north end -- offers year-round skiing and snowboarding. (Over 10,000 people climb its peak every year.) The county's many waterways (patrolled by the Sheriff's Marine Unit) provide excellent opportunities for fishing and other water sports. The climate is temperate year-round.
Clackamas County's communities are perfect for families of any size. The Portland metropolitan area offers cultural and shopping opportunities. Hiking and swimming can be found in the county's lush parks system, and its school districts are world-class.
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