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19 Units Available
Overlook Pointe
11408 SE 90th Ave
Happy Valley, OR | Southgate
1 Bedroom
$1,030
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,240
952 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,605
1200 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:30 PM
From professional management to quality craftsmanship, everywhere you turn at the Overlook Pointe you will discover the special touches that reflect this philosophy.
Verified
6 Units Available
Reflections at Happy Valley
8800 SE Causey Loop
Happy Valley, OR | Southgate
1 Bedroom
$1,050
536 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 06:16 PM
Conveniently located complex mere miles from downtown Portland. Proximity to I-205 a plus for commuters. Air conditioning, fireplaces and walk-in closets in units. Dogs and cats allowed. Pool and gym on site.
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3 Units Available
The Preserve at Sunnyside
13300 SE 122nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR | Sunnyside
1 Bedroom
$1,318
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,491
968 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,872
1208 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:32 PM
Resort-like community near James Abele Park. Recently renovated with updated appliances, in-unit laundry and a fireplace. On-site amenities include a remodeled fitness center, pool and playground. Pet-friendly community.
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6 Units Available
Sunridge Terrace
14712 Southeast Misty Drive
Happy Valley, OR | Rock Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,395
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
936 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,980
1156 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:17 PM
Modern apartments with granite countertops, oversized soaking tubs and stainless steel appliances. Ample community offerings, including a basketball court, a playground and pet stations. Close to I-205. Play sports at nearby Hood View Park.
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7 Units Available
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11282 SE Causey Cir
Happy Valley, OR | Southgate
1 Bedroom
$1,374
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,341
1039 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1565 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
Multiple floor plans, with amenities including a dog washing station, resort-style pool, bike repair station, and modern fitness center. Close to 3-Creeks Recreational Area and North Clackamas Park.
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22 Units Available
Riverwalk at Happy Valley
8640 SE Causey Ave
Happy Valley, OR | Southgate
1 Bedroom
$1,239
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,313
898 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:39 PM
Community amenities include covered parking, fitness center, spa and sauna, and more. Apartments have bathtubs, walk-in closets, and washer and dryer. Located close to War Veterans Memorial Freeway, 3-Creeks Natural Area and I-205.
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6 Units Available
Sunnyside Village
13674 SE 145th Ave
Happy Valley, OR | Rock Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,420
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,410
927 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:39 PM
Enjoy views of Mt Hood at this apartment complex, also a short distance from Clackamas Town Center. Features boutique kitchens, in-unit laundry, and extra storage space. Community amenities include clubhouse and guest parking.
1 Unit Available
14526 SE Lyon Ct
14526 Southeast Lyon Court
Happy Valley, OR | Rock Creek
5 Bedrooms
$3,600
3130 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:19 PM
Stunning views from this newer home that features 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
12933 SE 156th Ave
12933 Southeast 156th Avenue
Happy Valley, OR | Rock Creek
3 Bedrooms
$2,095
1438 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
**RECENTLY UPDATED** Lovely 3 BD 2.
Results within 1 mile of Happy Valley
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11 Units Available
Mount Scott Commons
11299 SE Stevens Rd
Portland, OR | Sunnyside
1 Bedroom
$1,165
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
944 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 06:26 PM
Inspired by the grace and natural beauty of the mountainside, Mt. Scott Commons is a great place to live. Our spacious apartment homes offer spectacular views of the mountain, trees and lush landscaping.
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5 Units Available
Creekside Apartments
10764 Southeast Sunnyside Road
Clackamas County, OR | Sunnyside
1 Bedroom
$1,490
863 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,649
1098 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
Creekside Apartments are conveniently located blocks away from the prestigious Clackamas Town Center. Our oversized one, two and four bedroom apartments feature walkout patios or decks (based on which apartment you choose) and offer extra storage.
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1 Unit Available
The Crossings
16500 Southeast 82nd Drive
Clackamas County, OR | Clackamas
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,367
895 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
The Crossings offers spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes. Conveniently located off of I-205 and Highway 212. We are across the street from Fred Meyers on 82nd drive, and only miles from Clackamas Town Center.
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2 Units Available
Townhomes with a View
9840 Southeast Talbert Street
Clackamas County, OR | Sunnyside
1 Bedroom
$1,135
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
1053 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
Tucked off the beaten path of bustling Clackamas, Townhomes with a View allows residents to dwell in quiet nature while having the convenience of living just off I-205.
1 Unit Available
11364 SE Highland Loop
11364 Southeast Highland Loop
Clackamas County, OR | Sunnyside
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
2400 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
11364 SE Highland Loop Available 12/25/20 Lovely Highland Summit Home - 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths, 2,400 Sq. Ft. - This two level Highland summit home is two levels and the home backs to a green space for added privacy.
1 Unit Available
14571 SE Bella Road
14571 Southeast Bella Road
Clackamas County, OR | Rock Creek
5 Bedrooms
$3,300
3011 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Stunning Happy Valley home 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3011 sq. ft. - Den on the main level of the home is great for office space. Open floor plan, Master is spacious and includes a master bath. Open kitchen. (RLNE6222222)
1 Unit Available
11353 SE Highland Loop
11353 Southeast Highland Loop
Clackamas County, OR | Sunnyside
4 Bedrooms
$3,095
3208 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
***REDUCED RENT*** 4 Bdrm & Den/Office, 4 Bath Home Highland Summit Neighborhood in Clackamas - ***Viewable During COVID-19 Crisis*** We offer our self guided tour system which means you can comply with the newest “No In Person Interactions”
1 Unit Available
15785 SE Christensen Street
15785 SE Christensen Ave
Clackamas County, OR | Clackamas
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1000 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
3 bedroom, 1 bath in Clackamas near 205 on quiet street - Convenient Clackamas location offers single level living. New laminate floors and paint throughout. Three bedrooms share a full bath. New carpet in bedrooms. Fully fenced backyard.
1 Unit Available
15713 SE Summit Rock Way
15713 Southeast Summit Rock Way
Damascus, OR | Rock Creek
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
2561 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:37 AM
4 bedroom Damascus home - Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Damascus home for rent. Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Large fenced backyard with deck perfect for summer BBQ. Garage is attached with extra room for storage.
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2 Units Available
Penzance Court
11081 Southeast Penzance Street
Milwaukie, OR | Historic Milwaukie
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
828 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:45 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Penzance Court in Milwaukie. View photos, descriptions and more!
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1 Unit Available
The Alexander Vincent
7301 Southeast Powell Boulevard
Portland, OR | South Tabor
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,475
775 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:44 PM
Come enjoy Portland living at Alexander Vincent. You'll find this community at 7301 SE Powell Blvd in the South Tabor area of Portland. From pricing to features, the professional leasing team is excited to help you find your new home.
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1 Unit Available
Brookside Apartments
4611 Southeast Brookside Drive
Milwaukie, OR | Lewelling
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
715 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 06:29 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Brookside Apartments in Milwaukie. View photos, descriptions and more!
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2 Units Available
Windsor Manor
235 Southeast 165th Avenue
Portland, OR | Rockwood
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
856 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:20 PM
Windsor Manor offers quiet living in a community setting just outside the bustle of the city.
Verified
5 Units Available
The Arleta
5214 Southeast 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR | Mt. Scott-Arleta
1 Bedroom
$1,145
515 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 06:11 PM
Welcome home to The Arleta Apartments. From stainless steel appliances, LVP flooring, new carpet, new cabinets, new counter tops & fixtures to washer & dryers. These are just a few of the new features you'll love about The Arleta.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Raven
340 Southeast 148th Avenue
Portland, OR | Glenfair
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
900 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:02 PM
The Glenfair neighborhood is a great location to live with easy access to endless bike paths & Trimet. A variety of marketplaces, mini marts & outdoor activities for everyone is within a few minutes away from Raven Apartments.
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Apartment Rentals in Happy Valley start at $1,000/month.
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While some Happy Valley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Happy Valley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Happy Valley. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Lewis & Clark College, Clackamas Community College, Mt Hood Community College, Oregon Health & Science University, and Portland Community College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Happy Valley. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Lewis & Clark College, Clackamas Community College, Mt Hood Community College, Oregon Health & Science University, and Portland Community College.

City Guide

Happy Valley
Happy Valley sits at the base of the defunct and developed Mount Scott volcano.
Happy Valley sits at the base of the defunct and developed Mount Scott volcano.

A short commute to Portland and lower Washington, the town boasts proximity to it all. If you're looking for respite from the noise of the city--nature is _everywhere. _Aside from Mount Scott, residents also enjoy views of Mount Hood in the distance. Happy Valley is a truly happy place that offers incredible views and culture within reach.

Relocating to Happy Valley

Finding a place to unpack those belongings won't be too treacherous. While rental prices can vary widely, most of the time you can find a lot of space without fronting a lot of cash.

Apartments for rent in Happy Valley are typically modern, rustic and equipped with the usual suspects (large closets, small but substantial workout facilities, pools, and laundry rooms). Amenities range from all utilities-paid to merely cable-ready, so read the fine print, ask questions, and talk the landlord's ear off to be certain you're getting everything you desire.

Make friends with neighbors down the hall in rental apartments, or have a big space to call your own with a home for rent. Both are quite affordable--and if you're cheap or lonely, most have enough space for roommates. Signing a lease here will require proof of income, the first months' rent, and a security deposit. Co-signers are allowed on most contracts if they're the right kind of folks--that is, not wanted for fraud.

Prepare for rain--this is Oregon, after all--with boots, a raincoat, and clothes that layer. If hoofing it around town isn't for you, bring your car or use TriMet, the local public transit comprised of a light rail, bus fleet, trolley, and shuttle. Cars and public transport are the most popular ways to get around because they balance Happy Valley's small-town living with its short distance to a big city.

Relocating to Happy Valley
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Finding a place to unpack those belongings won't be too treacherous. While rental prices can vary widely, most of the time you can find a lot of space without fronting a lot of cash.

Apartments for rent in Happy Valley are typically modern, rustic and equipped with the usual suspects (large closets, small but substantial workout facilities, pools, and laundry rooms). Amenities range from all utilities-paid to merely cable-ready, so read the fine print, ask questions, and talk the landlord's ear off to be certain you're getting everything you desire.

Make friends with neighbors down the hall in rental apartments, or have a big space to call your own with a home for rent. Both are quite affordable--and if you're cheap or lonely, most have enough space for roommates. Signing a lease here will require proof of income, the first months' rent, and a security deposit. Co-signers are allowed on most contracts if they're the right kind of folks--that is, not wanted for fraud.

Prepare for rain--this is Oregon, after all--with boots, a raincoat, and clothes that layer. If hoofing it around town isn't for you, bring your car or use TriMet, the local public transit comprised of a light rail, bus fleet, trolley, and shuttle. Cars and public transport are the most popular ways to get around because they balance Happy Valley's small-town living with its short distance to a big city.

Neighborhoods

There are a few neighborhoods of note worth checking out. No need to settle on the first for-rent sign that catches your eye. Diligently wind through the hoods and sign a lease at your leisure. Harmony Point offers a more urban living while the community surrounding 122nd Avenue and SE Spring Mountain Drive offers a bit more room to move about.

Harmony Point: The Harmony Point neighborhood resides on the city's west side between the War Veterans Memorial Freeway and Southeast 82nd Avenue. It's the perfect place if you're searching for rental houses or a small, single-family home. The neighborhood is close to many shopping outlets and dining establishments, making it likely the most walkable community in town. Hip, urban, and accessible, Harmony Point is the perfect starting point for exploring Happy Valley.

Within spitting distance to Southeast Portland, locals will find gems like Hog Wild BBQ, serving up typical, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, and Blue Fin Sushi Bar and Restaurant for those eyeing a lighter fare. If the thrill of cooking at home takes over, find all your ingredients just down the street at Morrow Brothers Produce Market, amply stocked with local and low-cost organic produce.

Reflections Apartment Complex is one to watch, layouts include rustic studio spaces as well as 1 and 2 bedroom plans and offer updated amenities and a chic paint job upon move-in. Clackamas Town Center is nearby and residents can also enjoy a film at the local movie theater or a coffee from Seattle's Best, just down the road.

This neighborhood is also closest to nearby freeways, so you can make a quick getaway (or just pick a friend up from the airport).

122nd Avenue / SE Spring Mountain Drive: Come here to see the 'burbs in all of their glory, pitted against the backdrop of the big city and just east of Harmony Point. The blocks that make up this neighborhood are sophisticated and comprised of larger homes, typically three to four bedrooms. Apartments are a larger as well, though they might cost you a particularly pretty penny.

Town Center Heights: Town Center Heights is a must see and with a bit of scratch you can call a spacious 2 bedroom your own in a highly lauded part of town. In-unit washer and dryer, wall to wall carpeting and a fireplace add to the charm.

Monterey Springs: Monterey Springs is another complex worth considering. Modern interiors, granite countertops, year round swimming pool and sauna, wood floors, and private decks. The WalkScore here is 69, which is on the higher side for the area.

Nestled amongst other homes, you'll find shopping and dining options near Happy Valley Town Center. The area also boasts New Seasons Market--like a locally-owned Whole Foods on steroids. Organic-lovers and gourmets alike will like the offerings here: try Mediterranean Grill, which dishes out falafel, lamb, and delectable pastries, or local bakery Petite Ptisserie, which serves up crepes, sandwiches, and other French goodies.

Libations are served nightly at Valley Growlers, next to New Seasons. This pub offers 30 draft beers, a rotating selection, and as the name suggests, growlers for your personal stash. Ask nicely and the man working the taps might pour a sample or two before he takes your official order.

Neighborhoods
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There are a few neighborhoods of note worth checking out. No need to settle on the first for-rent sign that catches your eye. Diligently wind through the hoods and sign a lease at your leisure. Harmony Point offers a more urban living while the community surrounding 122nd Avenue and SE Spring Mountain Drive offers a bit more room to move about.

Harmony Point: The Harmony Point neighborhood resides on the city's west side between the War Veterans Memorial Freeway and Southeast 82nd Avenue. It's the perfect place if you're searching for rental houses or a small, single-family home. The neighborhood is close to many shopping outlets and dining establishments, making it likely the most walkable community in town. Hip, urban, and accessible, Harmony Point is the perfect starting point for exploring Happy Valley.

Within spitting distance to Southeast Portland, locals will find gems like Hog Wild BBQ, serving up typical, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, and Blue Fin Sushi Bar and Restaurant for those eyeing a lighter fare. If the thrill of cooking at home takes over, find all your ingredients just down the street at Morrow Brothers Produce Market, amply stocked with local and low-cost organic produce.

Reflections Apartment Complex is one to watch, layouts include rustic studio spaces as well as 1 and 2 bedroom plans and offer updated amenities and a chic paint job upon move-in. Clackamas Town Center is nearby and residents can also enjoy a film at the local movie theater or a coffee from Seattle's Best, just down the road.

This neighborhood is also closest to nearby freeways, so you can make a quick getaway (or just pick a friend up from the airport).

122nd Avenue / SE Spring Mountain Drive: Come here to see the 'burbs in all of their glory, pitted against the backdrop of the big city and just east of Harmony Point. The blocks that make up this neighborhood are sophisticated and comprised of larger homes, typically three to four bedrooms. Apartments are a larger as well, though they might cost you a particularly pretty penny.

Town Center Heights: Town Center Heights is a must see and with a bit of scratch you can call a spacious 2 bedroom your own in a highly lauded part of town. In-unit washer and dryer, wall to wall carpeting and a fireplace add to the charm.

Monterey Springs: Monterey Springs is another complex worth considering. Modern interiors, granite countertops, year round swimming pool and sauna, wood floors, and private decks. The WalkScore here is 69, which is on the higher side for the area.

Nestled amongst other homes, you'll find shopping and dining options near Happy Valley Town Center. The area also boasts New Seasons Market--like a locally-owned Whole Foods on steroids. Organic-lovers and gourmets alike will like the offerings here: try Mediterranean Grill, which dishes out falafel, lamb, and delectable pastries, or local bakery Petite Ptisserie, which serves up crepes, sandwiches, and other French goodies.

Libations are served nightly at Valley Growlers, next to New Seasons. This pub offers 30 draft beers, a rotating selection, and as the name suggests, growlers for your personal stash. Ask nicely and the man working the taps might pour a sample or two before he takes your official order.

Life in Happy Valley

Weather is usually mild here, with wet and occasionally snowy winters. The temperatures fall into the low thirties in January and February, while average highs in the summer months top out near 85 degrees. Regardless of temperature, you're bound to find some outdoor adventure afoot.

The summer concert series, organized by the city, lures national and regional talent alike to Happy Valley Park throughout the season. Other events include an annual fall harvest fest to celebrate the chill in the air and numerous events to raise eco-awareness on Earth Day.

Residents in Happy Valley enjoy easy access to nature; there's always an opportunity to ski, hike, or take a Sunday drive. Urban types will appreciate the town's suburban parks, recreation, shopping, golf, and dining, too. If you're not ready to commit or simply want to see what Happy Valley can offer, consider renting in town or in Portland for a shorter time before you make a final decision.

Think about it: this area used to be farmland, and has been transformed into a vast network of new housing and roadways to accommodate droves of new renters. As Happy Valley continues to evolve and develop, think about coming along for the ride.

Life in Happy Valley
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Weather is usually mild here, with wet and occasionally snowy winters. The temperatures fall into the low thirties in January and February, while average highs in the summer months top out near 85 degrees. Regardless of temperature, you're bound to find some outdoor adventure afoot.

The summer concert series, organized by the city, lures national and regional talent alike to Happy Valley Park throughout the season. Other events include an annual fall harvest fest to celebrate the chill in the air and numerous events to raise eco-awareness on Earth Day.

Residents in Happy Valley enjoy easy access to nature; there's always an opportunity to ski, hike, or take a Sunday drive. Urban types will appreciate the town's suburban parks, recreation, shopping, golf, and dining, too. If you're not ready to commit or simply want to see what Happy Valley can offer, consider renting in town or in Portland for a shorter time before you make a final decision.

Think about it: this area used to be farmland, and has been transformed into a vast network of new housing and roadways to accommodate droves of new renters. As Happy Valley continues to evolve and develop, think about coming along for the ride.

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City Guide

Happy Valley
Happy Valley sits at the base of the defunct and developed Mount Scott volcano.
Happy Valley sits at the base of the defunct and developed Mount Scott volcano.

A short commute to Portland and lower Washington, the town boasts proximity to it all. If you're looking for respite from the noise of the city--nature is _everywhere. _Aside from Mount Scott, residents also enjoy views of Mount Hood in the distance. Happy Valley is a truly happy place that offers incredible views and culture within reach.

Relocating to Happy Valley

Finding a place to unpack those belongings won't be too treacherous. While rental prices can vary widely, most of the time you can find a lot of space without fronting a lot of cash.

Apartments for rent in Happy Valley are typically modern, rustic and equipped with the usual suspects (large closets, small but substantial workout facilities, pools, and laundry rooms). Amenities range from all utilities-paid to merely cable-ready, so read the fine print, ask questions, and talk the landlord's ear off to be certain you're getting everything you desire.

Make friends with neighbors down the hall in rental apartments, or have a big space to call your own with a home for rent. Both are quite affordable--and if you're cheap or lonely, most have enough space for roommates. Signing a lease here will require proof of income, the first months' rent, and a security deposit. Co-signers are allowed on most contracts if they're the right kind of folks--that is, not wanted for fraud.

Prepare for rain--this is Oregon, after all--with boots, a raincoat, and clothes that layer. If hoofing it around town isn't for you, bring your car or use TriMet, the local public transit comprised of a light rail, bus fleet, trolley, and shuttle. Cars and public transport are the most popular ways to get around because they balance Happy Valley's small-town living with its short distance to a big city.

Relocating to Happy Valley
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Finding a place to unpack those belongings won't be too treacherous. While rental prices can vary widely, most of the time you can find a lot of space without fronting a lot of cash.

Apartments for rent in Happy Valley are typically modern, rustic and equipped with the usual suspects (large closets, small but substantial workout facilities, pools, and laundry rooms). Amenities range from all utilities-paid to merely cable-ready, so read the fine print, ask questions, and talk the landlord's ear off to be certain you're getting everything you desire.

Make friends with neighbors down the hall in rental apartments, or have a big space to call your own with a home for rent. Both are quite affordable--and if you're cheap or lonely, most have enough space for roommates. Signing a lease here will require proof of income, the first months' rent, and a security deposit. Co-signers are allowed on most contracts if they're the right kind of folks--that is, not wanted for fraud.

Prepare for rain--this is Oregon, after all--with boots, a raincoat, and clothes that layer. If hoofing it around town isn't for you, bring your car or use TriMet, the local public transit comprised of a light rail, bus fleet, trolley, and shuttle. Cars and public transport are the most popular ways to get around because they balance Happy Valley's small-town living with its short distance to a big city.

Neighborhoods

There are a few neighborhoods of note worth checking out. No need to settle on the first for-rent sign that catches your eye. Diligently wind through the hoods and sign a lease at your leisure. Harmony Point offers a more urban living while the community surrounding 122nd Avenue and SE Spring Mountain Drive offers a bit more room to move about.

Harmony Point: The Harmony Point neighborhood resides on the city's west side between the War Veterans Memorial Freeway and Southeast 82nd Avenue. It's the perfect place if you're searching for rental houses or a small, single-family home. The neighborhood is close to many shopping outlets and dining establishments, making it likely the most walkable community in town. Hip, urban, and accessible, Harmony Point is the perfect starting point for exploring Happy Valley.

Within spitting distance to Southeast Portland, locals will find gems like Hog Wild BBQ, serving up typical, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, and Blue Fin Sushi Bar and Restaurant for those eyeing a lighter fare. If the thrill of cooking at home takes over, find all your ingredients just down the street at Morrow Brothers Produce Market, amply stocked with local and low-cost organic produce.

Reflections Apartment Complex is one to watch, layouts include rustic studio spaces as well as 1 and 2 bedroom plans and offer updated amenities and a chic paint job upon move-in. Clackamas Town Center is nearby and residents can also enjoy a film at the local movie theater or a coffee from Seattle's Best, just down the road.

This neighborhood is also closest to nearby freeways, so you can make a quick getaway (or just pick a friend up from the airport).

122nd Avenue / SE Spring Mountain Drive: Come here to see the 'burbs in all of their glory, pitted against the backdrop of the big city and just east of Harmony Point. The blocks that make up this neighborhood are sophisticated and comprised of larger homes, typically three to four bedrooms. Apartments are a larger as well, though they might cost you a particularly pretty penny.

Town Center Heights: Town Center Heights is a must see and with a bit of scratch you can call a spacious 2 bedroom your own in a highly lauded part of town. In-unit washer and dryer, wall to wall carpeting and a fireplace add to the charm.

Monterey Springs: Monterey Springs is another complex worth considering. Modern interiors, granite countertops, year round swimming pool and sauna, wood floors, and private decks. The WalkScore here is 69, which is on the higher side for the area.

Nestled amongst other homes, you'll find shopping and dining options near Happy Valley Town Center. The area also boasts New Seasons Market--like a locally-owned Whole Foods on steroids. Organic-lovers and gourmets alike will like the offerings here: try Mediterranean Grill, which dishes out falafel, lamb, and delectable pastries, or local bakery Petite Ptisserie, which serves up crepes, sandwiches, and other French goodies.

Libations are served nightly at Valley Growlers, next to New Seasons. This pub offers 30 draft beers, a rotating selection, and as the name suggests, growlers for your personal stash. Ask nicely and the man working the taps might pour a sample or two before he takes your official order.

Neighborhoods
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There are a few neighborhoods of note worth checking out. No need to settle on the first for-rent sign that catches your eye. Diligently wind through the hoods and sign a lease at your leisure. Harmony Point offers a more urban living while the community surrounding 122nd Avenue and SE Spring Mountain Drive offers a bit more room to move about.

Harmony Point: The Harmony Point neighborhood resides on the city's west side between the War Veterans Memorial Freeway and Southeast 82nd Avenue. It's the perfect place if you're searching for rental houses or a small, single-family home. The neighborhood is close to many shopping outlets and dining establishments, making it likely the most walkable community in town. Hip, urban, and accessible, Harmony Point is the perfect starting point for exploring Happy Valley.

Within spitting distance to Southeast Portland, locals will find gems like Hog Wild BBQ, serving up typical, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, and Blue Fin Sushi Bar and Restaurant for those eyeing a lighter fare. If the thrill of cooking at home takes over, find all your ingredients just down the street at Morrow Brothers Produce Market, amply stocked with local and low-cost organic produce.

Reflections Apartment Complex is one to watch, layouts include rustic studio spaces as well as 1 and 2 bedroom plans and offer updated amenities and a chic paint job upon move-in. Clackamas Town Center is nearby and residents can also enjoy a film at the local movie theater or a coffee from Seattle's Best, just down the road.

This neighborhood is also closest to nearby freeways, so you can make a quick getaway (or just pick a friend up from the airport).

122nd Avenue / SE Spring Mountain Drive: Come here to see the 'burbs in all of their glory, pitted against the backdrop of the big city and just east of Harmony Point. The blocks that make up this neighborhood are sophisticated and comprised of larger homes, typically three to four bedrooms. Apartments are a larger as well, though they might cost you a particularly pretty penny.

Town Center Heights: Town Center Heights is a must see and with a bit of scratch you can call a spacious 2 bedroom your own in a highly lauded part of town. In-unit washer and dryer, wall to wall carpeting and a fireplace add to the charm.

Monterey Springs: Monterey Springs is another complex worth considering. Modern interiors, granite countertops, year round swimming pool and sauna, wood floors, and private decks. The WalkScore here is 69, which is on the higher side for the area.

Nestled amongst other homes, you'll find shopping and dining options near Happy Valley Town Center. The area also boasts New Seasons Market--like a locally-owned Whole Foods on steroids. Organic-lovers and gourmets alike will like the offerings here: try Mediterranean Grill, which dishes out falafel, lamb, and delectable pastries, or local bakery Petite Ptisserie, which serves up crepes, sandwiches, and other French goodies.

Libations are served nightly at Valley Growlers, next to New Seasons. This pub offers 30 draft beers, a rotating selection, and as the name suggests, growlers for your personal stash. Ask nicely and the man working the taps might pour a sample or two before he takes your official order.

Life in Happy Valley

Weather is usually mild here, with wet and occasionally snowy winters. The temperatures fall into the low thirties in January and February, while average highs in the summer months top out near 85 degrees. Regardless of temperature, you're bound to find some outdoor adventure afoot.

The summer concert series, organized by the city, lures national and regional talent alike to Happy Valley Park throughout the season. Other events include an annual fall harvest fest to celebrate the chill in the air and numerous events to raise eco-awareness on Earth Day.

Residents in Happy Valley enjoy easy access to nature; there's always an opportunity to ski, hike, or take a Sunday drive. Urban types will appreciate the town's suburban parks, recreation, shopping, golf, and dining, too. If you're not ready to commit or simply want to see what Happy Valley can offer, consider renting in town or in Portland for a shorter time before you make a final decision.

Think about it: this area used to be farmland, and has been transformed into a vast network of new housing and roadways to accommodate droves of new renters. As Happy Valley continues to evolve and develop, think about coming along for the ride.

Life in Happy Valley
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Weather is usually mild here, with wet and occasionally snowy winters. The temperatures fall into the low thirties in January and February, while average highs in the summer months top out near 85 degrees. Regardless of temperature, you're bound to find some outdoor adventure afoot.

The summer concert series, organized by the city, lures national and regional talent alike to Happy Valley Park throughout the season. Other events include an annual fall harvest fest to celebrate the chill in the air and numerous events to raise eco-awareness on Earth Day.

Residents in Happy Valley enjoy easy access to nature; there's always an opportunity to ski, hike, or take a Sunday drive. Urban types will appreciate the town's suburban parks, recreation, shopping, golf, and dining, too. If you're not ready to commit or simply want to see what Happy Valley can offer, consider renting in town or in Portland for a shorter time before you make a final decision.

Think about it: this area used to be farmland, and has been transformed into a vast network of new housing and roadways to accommodate droves of new renters. As Happy Valley continues to evolve and develop, think about coming along for the ride.