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Living in Canby Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

What is Living in Canby Oregon Like?

Canby, Oregon, is a vibrant and growing community. With a population of nearly 19,000 today, it sits 25 miles south of Oregon's largest city, Portland. Situated in the northern Willamette Valley, living in Canby, you are surrounded by some of the state's most fertile soil and land. The community is easily accessible, with I-5, Highway 99E, and I-205 close by, making it fairly easy to commute in and out of the city for those who live in Canby, Oregon.

Those living in Canby, Oregon, have many recreational opportunities close by. The area has numerous parks, including Champoeg State Park, Willamette Mission State Park, Maud Williamson State Park, and Milo McIver State Park. The Portland Children's Museum, the Oregon History Center, the American Advertising Museum, and the Rail Depot Museum are popular local tourist spots.  The Clackamas County Fairgrounds are located in Canby, where the annual Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo has been held since 1907. One of the year's most significant events, the Clackamas County Fair, is a week-long event with family-friendly activities like amusement rides, livestock exhibits, competitions, live entertainment from three stages, locally handmade goods and produce, and a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo.  Rodeo cowboys from all over hit this part of the circuit with pride and admiration. 

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Anyone living in Canby, Oregon, will tell you the Canby Farmers Market is one of the best in the state. It has many local goods, including fruit, veggies, flowers, coffee, cakes, crafts, live music, beer, and wine tasting. So pretty much everything you need from a farmers market you’ll find at the Canby Farmers Market. They’re open every Saturday from September 30th. For a list and links for other Willamette Valley cities.

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Public Schools in Canby

If you're considering a move to Canby, Oregon, and you've got school-aged children, then the public schools would be of great importance to you. Living in Canby, Oregon, residents attend Canby Public Schools. With an 18 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio, Canby had an 86% graduation rate for the most recent school year, above the state average. Ranked the 37th best school district in the state, Canby got a B grade or better in all the categories that grades for, including Academics, Teachers, College Prep and Sports, to name a few. If you are looking to move to and live in Canby, Oregon, you can rest assured that your children will have an excellent school district to attend public school. If looking to move to Canby and wanting to do more research on the schools, there is a link below in the Moving to Canby Links section below for the Canby School District website.

Top Destinations & Attractions in Canby

If you desire less traffic and a slower pace of life, living in Pendleton, Oregon, might be a good fit. But what does one do for a bit of excitement living in Pendleton? There are quite a few things to keep you busy. Below are just a few:

Molalla River State Park

If you are visiting or living in Canby, Oregon, and looking for scenic and easy hiking trails, Molalla River State Park is a great spot. Located at the confluence of the Willamette, Pudding, and Molalla Rivers, the floodplains in the park make an excellent habitat for birds and other wildlife in the area. With picnic grounds and an off-leash dog park, it's a perfect spot for the entire family, including man's best friend!

Pat's Acres Racing Complex

Whether you are a hardcore racer or have never gotten in a kart before, you're sure to have a blast at Pat's Acres Racing Complex. With karts that hit speeds of up to 50 mph in the straightaways and plenty of twists and turns to test your driving ability, if you're visiting or living in Canby, Oregon, you've got to check it out. 

Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo
Pat's Acres Racing Complex

Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo

Each year in mid-August, Canby welcomes the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo to town. With carnival rides, animals, exhibitions, and an abundance of fried foods, to go along with the rodeo action each night, the Clackamas County Fair is fun for the whole family. 

Canby Ferry

The Canby Ferry is a relic from the past. In service since 1914, the Canby Ferry is one of three remaining Ferries in the state. The cable ferry that crosses the Willamette River connects Canby and Wilsonville. Why take a bridge when, for $3 a person and $5 per vehicle, you can take a leisurely cruise across the Willamette River?

FAQs About Moving to and Living in Canby Oregon

What is Canby known for?

The Canby Ferry crosses the Willamette River connecting Canby to Wilsonville. It's been in operation since 1914. It's one of three remaining ferries in operation in Oregon. Whether you live in Canby or the surrounding areas, there's a good chance you know about and have ridden the Canby Ferry at one time or another.

What is the weather like in Canby, Oregon?

Living in Canby, Oregon, you'll get around 43 inches of rain per year. The average high during the heart of summer is about 82 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter months, the average low is about 36 degrees Fahrenheit. August, July, and September are the most comfortable months in Canby, while December and January are the least pleasant. 

What cities are nearby Canby, Oregon?

Living in Canby, Oregon, you're conveniently located near several other cities, including Wilsonville, SherwoodTigard, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City, and Portland (24 miles away). So Canby residents are never far from something to do in and outside of Canby. In addition, the easy access to a major city such as Portland gives residents in this small town access to world-class dining and shopping and an abundance of cultural attractions. There is always something to do in Portland. And with Canby's convenient location, residents are never more than a short drive away. To check out other Portland Metro CitiesFor a list and links for other Willamette Valley cities.

Is Canby, Oregon, a safe place to live?

Yes. This small, close-knit town is extremely safe. With a location just far enough outside of a major city, it's immune to many of the issues you see in larger cities such as Portland or Salem. With crime rates well below the national average, you'll feel very safe living in Canby, Oregon.

What is the cost of living in Canby Oregon?

I calculated the REAL cost of living in Canby, Oregon. I took into consideration today's housing expenses, utilities, food costs, transportation, healthcare, and other necessities. After adding everything up I determined it would cost someone $55,000 a year to live in Canby, Oregon, and rent. To move to Canby, Oregon, and buy a home, you'll need to make $80,000 a year to afford the house payment, maintenance, and other living expenses. 

I want to move to Canby, Oregon? How do I make that happen?

The information on this website will help you research and prepare for your move to Canby, Oregon. We have other resources, including our Facebook Group > Moving to Oregon, where we have a large community of people spread throughout the state to ask questions to and who are eager to answer. You will find yourself surrounded by others going through similar challenges that can provide support during their own transitions, so don't hesitate to ask away if needed as there's plenty of experts on moving to and living in Canby, Oregon, to help!! 


If you are looking to move to Canby and purchase a home, contact me directly. The first step would be to get pre-approved for a mortgage. I am a Mortgage Broker, and I would love to assist you and your family with all your mortgage needs during this exciting time! I also work with a number of realtors and can be of help if you need a contact.

Is Canby, Oregon, a good place to live?

In my opinion yes! It's a small and growing town that is close to a wide variety of things to do. But the answer to this is up to your interpretation. There are certainly pros and cons of living in Canby, Oregon. Hopefully the information in this article has answered the question "is Canby Oregon a good place to live?" for you.

For FAQs about moving to Oregon or living in Oregon, check out my blog, 31 FAQs About Living in Oregon. For more information about living in Oregon, check out the homepage of LIVING IN OREGON.

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