Yamhill, Oregon Real Estate

YYamhill is a quaint little town located on the western edge of Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.  It is a fertile growing community, not only agriculturally, but with both multi-generational and young families as well.  Yamhill is surrounded by vineyards & the area has become known as the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country! In addition to the many wineries, several large nurseries also make their homes in Yamhill.

People love Yamhill because it’s like living on the set of “Little House on the Prairie!”

The area is home to many recreational opportunities: summer finds Yamhill on the route for countless bicycle and motor cycling tours, and many summer mornings find the Yamhill skies punctuated by hot air balloons, an increasingly popular sport throughout the region.  Finally, finding itself less than an hours drive to both downtown Portland and Oregon’s coastal cities, Yamhill and the surrounding areas often become rest & picnic stops along the way for weekend motorists on their way to the beaches or casinos.

Quick Statistics

Yamhill Population 926 Distance to Portland 28 mi
Median Age 32 yr Distance to McMinnville 11 mi
Year Incorporated 1891 Distance to Newberg 13 mi
Average Rainfall 40″ Distance to Pacific Ocean 50 mi
Elevation 190′ Public Elementary Schools
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The Best of Yamhill ~ You Can’t Leave Without Experiencing

 

 

 

 

 

  • Best Breakfast…Trask Mountain Outpost
  • Best Park…Beulah Park
  • Best Coffee…T&E Genearl Store – a walk down main street past the T & E General Store is like a page right out of the history books!
  • Best Restaurant…Lago DE Chapala
  • Best places to take kids – Fitzgerald Farms is a horse ranch located in Yamhill, Oregon. (503-662-4832) This ranch boards horses and provides adult and child equestrian training. They run Teens & Oregon Mustangs.

Yamhill Schools ~ Small Town Unity

Schools and institutions in Yamhill still embrace traditional family values.  The community is small and everyone knows each other and each other’s kids. Good or bad, your kid is not going to get away with crossing the cross walk the wrong way before you have citizens and school reps calling to let you know.  On the same note citizens celebrate the successes of the kids as well. Yamhill is a community that pulls together!  It’s not Mayberry, but Yamhill is about as close as you can get in 2012.

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Annual Events in Yamhill, Oregon

 

 

 

 

  • Yamhill Lavender Festival, July 14-15, 2012: Sponsored by Yamhelas Community Resource Center and located at Beulah Park in Yamhill, the Yamhill Lavendar Festivall features live music, art, handmade crafts, live art, food, beverages and lavender. Admission is free but canned food donations are accepted.
  • Yamhill Derby Days, July 21, 2012: The event dates back to the 1950s, when it started as a derby car race for kids. Derby cars are still a main attraction, along with a big parade, a road run, frog jumping, music, bingo and other activities in Beulah Park.
  • Easter Egg Hunt, last Sat. before Easter
  • Carlton Fun Days, June 22-23, 2012: Carlton Fun Days is a family-friendly party celebrating the great little town of Carlton, the neighboring sister city to Yamhill. about celebrating Carlton, a great little town. It is about the people and businesses that make Carlton special. This event takes place in the Lower Park (Wenneberg Park). There is a Fun Run/Walk, parade, vendor booths, food booths, entertainment, photo contest, silent auction, free children’s games, pancake breakfast, and many other activities.
  • Carlton’s Walk In The Park, August 18-19, 2012: Carlton’s lower city park is filled with dozens of booths featuring art, wine and food

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History of Yamhill

Yamhill was the first small town in Oregon to:

  • Get electric lights (1902)
  • Get a rural telephone (1906)
  • Get a concrete paved St. (1906)
  • Get rural mail delivery  (1902)
  • Get a quick freeze food locker  (1935)
  • Get a flour mill driven by water power (1847)

Notable Yamhill Residents

American Author “Beverly Cleary”  April 12, 1916 raised in Yamhill and has written more than thirty books for young adults and children such as Henry Huggins, Beezus & Ramona, Ramona Forever, and Ramona the Pest!

Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pluitzer Prize winning journalist, author, and columnist, was raised in Yamhill.  He is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict.  Quote from Bill Clinton in Sept 2009;  “There is no one in journalism any where in the United States at least who has done anything like the work he has done to figure out how poor people are living around the world and what their potential is.”

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