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Living in Newberg Oregon, EVERYTHING You Need to Know 

Are you Living in or Considering Moving to Newberg, Oregon?

If you’re in search of a safe and friendly place to raise your family, you’ll want to consider moving to Newberg, Oregon. Ranked as one of the safest cities in the state, Newberg has a suburban feel with plenty of coffee shops, parks, and a great downtown. Mix in its above-average schools, and relocating to Newberg might just be for you. 

The city is nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, boasting Oregon’s world-famous wine country and some breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re looking for a place that offers a family-friendly atmosphere or a safe place to live, you should consider moving to and living in Newberg, Oregon. 
If you’re considering moving to Newberg, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to discover what relocating to Newberg has in store for you.

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The Moving to Newberg Oregon Team

Are you thinking of moving to Newberg or anywhere else in the area?  Let our team of trusted professionals help you with your move and getting settled in the city of Newberg, Oregon.  Their knowledge and connections to the town of Newberg, the surrounding area, and Oregon as a whole will help make the transition easy and stress-free for you.  Reach out to them today to make moving to and living in Newberg a reality.

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What's Living in Newberg Oregon Like?

Newberg, Oregon, is located 15 miles from Beaverton, Oregon, and 21 miles from the state's largest city, Portland, Oregon. With a population of nearly 26,000 people and an annual growth rate of 1.21%, the median age of those living in Newberg is 33. You will find plenty of young professionals and families living in Newberg.


Newberg is right in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in an area referred to as the Chehalem Valley. Newberg and the Chahlem Valley are well known for their world-class wine, with well over 100 wineries in the area and a few hundred vineyards. Whether living in Newberg or visiting the area, you'll want to spend an afternoon wine tasting at some of the local wineries. Not only is the wine excellent, but the views of the valley are pretty amazing too. A great way to spend an afternoon!

The city of Newberg and the Chehalem Valley offers plenty of recreational opportunities. The area has numerous parks, including the Champoeg State Park, Willamette Mission State Park, the Molalla River State Park, and the Maud Williamson State Park. The Willamette River flows through town for those who love boating and water sports. Rogers Landing in Newberg is one of the premier boating facilities on the Willamette River. It is a crucial stop on the Willamette River Water Trail. Kayakers and canoers take the route from Corvallis to the south up to Wilsonville in the north. There are plenty of opportunities to hike, camp, or explore along the way.

If you like an active lifestyle, moving to Newberg could be the right choice. It's certainly no secret to those who live in Newberg how special a place it is!

A Brief History of Newberg Oregon

Before its statehood, Indians from the Kalapuya tribe occupied the land that is now Newberg.   The first pioneers settled here in the early 1800s for the rich farmland. Newberg was incorporated as a town in 1889 and became a city in 1893. The city got its name from settler George D. Newberg who established a gristmill and donated land to construct churches and schools. Primarily a religious Quaker community, what is now known as George Fox University was founded by the Quakers originally as Pacific Academy. Due to the vast Quaker population, Newberg was a dry city until the late 1960s. The Newberg Graphic, the local newspaper, also has a rich history. It’s been in print since 1888!


In 1881 the first house was built in Newberg and became the home of President Herbert Hoover, who moved to Newberg when he was young. Today the Hoover-Minthorn House is a museum open to the public. History lovers considering moving to Newberg will love downtown, where the history of several buildings is detailed on placards. The median age of those living in Newberg is 33; however, you will find young professionals and families in Newberg. The friendly suburban community is one of the reasons living in Newberg is so great

Housing in Newberg Oregon

If you are looking to live in Newberg, you should know the housing market is extremely competitive. The median home value at time of writing is $550,000, which is more expensive than the state average. There are townhouses, apartments, and single-family homes to rent or purchase. With a 5% increase from last year, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Newberg is $1,200+. Low-income housing is also available. If you want a place to grow your family, consider moving to Newberg, it's known as "a great place to grow!"

Best Neighborhoods in Newberg Oregon

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  • Ladd Hill

  • The Stables at Coyote Run

  • Chehalem Terrace

  • College Park

  • Orchard Lair

  • Springbrook

  • Hidden Meadows

  • Corral Creek

  • North Newberg

  • Crestview

Living in Newberg, you’ll find some safe neighborhoods. Here are some of the safest places to live in Newberg:

If you want more information on what living in Newberg Oregon is like or want information on Newberg homes, contact a member of our Moving to Newberg Team. We would love to answer any questions about living in Newberg and help any way we can if you're looking to buy a home in this wonderful town.

Public Schools in Newberg

For families with school-aged children schooling would obviously be an important factor in your decision on whether or not to move to Newberg. The schools in Newberg are part of the Newberg School District and are considered above average, with a graduation rate of 86%, compared to 80% state-wide. If you are moving to Newberg with children, you can be confident they will receive a quality education. George Fox University, a private Christian university, also has a campus located in Newberg. 

If you're considering a move to Newberg, Oregon and have school aged kids, check out the boundaries of the Newberg School District to find out which schools your kids would go to.

For more information on the Newberg Schools, rankings and boundaries, check out the Newberg School District,, and Great Schools links in the Moving to and Living in Newberg Links section below.

Top Businesses & Employers in Newberg Oregon

The top industries in Newberg are management, finance, and sales. If you are seeking employment in Newberg, there are several prospects. 

A few of the best businesses and employers for those living in Newberg include:
•   A-dec 
•   PPM 
•   Friendsview 
•   George Fox University 

With the proximity to Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro and other larger cities those living in Newberg, Oregon or looking at relocating to Newberg have very good job prospects.

Top Destinations & Attractions in Newberg

Relocating to Newberg is perfect for the outdoor or wine enthusiast! Newberg is located in Willamette Valley, a region known for its wine. Newberg has 100 wineries within a 10-mile radius. There are also plenty of great restaurants for food lovers, another great reason so many people want to move to Newberg.

A few of the biggest attractions for those visiting or living in Newberg:

The Wineries

If visiting or living in Newberg, there are plenty of wineries to visit for tastings and tours to go along with breathtaking scenery. Adelsheim Vineyards is the oldest vineyard, established in 1971 with just 19 acres. Today they have over 200 acres and are credited for trailblazing Oregon's success in the wine industry. Bexhill Winery and Vineyards is another family-run winery established in the 1980s known for its excellent pinot noir. 

99W Drive In, in Newberg Oregon

The 99W Drive In

Newberg is also home to a family-owned drive-in, a movie theatre that has been operating since 1953. The theatre opens from April/May until October. A very popular spot for those living in Newberg and the surrounding areas.

Living in Newberg Oregon - 99W Drive In

Rogers Landing

One of Oregon’s premier boating facilities, Rogers Landing, is located in Newberg. Located on the Willamette River, Rogers Landing Park has an abundance of parking and a three-lane boat launch. Whether you are on land or in the water,  Rogers Landing is one of Yamhill counties most popular recreational spots, as well as a key stop on the Willamette River Water Trail, offering canoers and kayakers scenic paddle ways from Springfield to Portland, with opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring along the way.

In addition to boating on the Willamette River, you might enjoy strolling the docks or watching for the blue heron, osprey, kingfishers, or migrating geese that frequent the area. The park is very popular with water skiers. In spring, fishermen brave the rain to catch salmon near Ash Island, just south of the park.

Pros and Cons of Living in Newberg Oregon

Living in Newberg Pros

  1. Livability: Newberg has an above-average livability score that factors in things like education, crime, and the overall happiness of the residents currently living in Newberg. You'll love living in Newberg with its educated population and safe community!

  2. Downtown: Not only does Newberg offer history in its downtown area, but it is also known for its appeal with great restaurants and shops! 

  3. The Wineries: I talked about them a number of times already but living in Newberg, Oregon, puts world-class just steps away. If you are a wine lover, you'll have plenty of wine to drink living in Newberg, Oregon. 

  4. Outdoor Recreation: With an abundance of parks and the Willamette River running through town, there is no shortage of outdoor recreation available to those living in Newberg or surrounding areas.

Living in Newberg Cons

  1. The Weather: On average, Newberg experiences precipitation 144 days of the year and has 155 sunny days! The rainy days and grey skies might be too much for some who are looking at moving to Newberg, Oregon, but for those already living in Newberg, they are likely used to it and realize the beautiful surroundings make it worth it!

  2. Smaller Town: Living in a smaller town has its good and bad, and living in Newberg, Oregon, is no different. While you might not have every amenity at your fingertips living in Newberg, anything the town lacks is likely within a 15-minute drive.

  3. Location to a Major Freeway: Living in Newberg, you do not have direct access to the major freeway that takes you into Portland, I-5. You need to drive through two towns to get to the freeway, adding a good half an hour to your drive if you're looking to get to downtown Portland. 

  4. Lack of Available Housing: If you want to move to Newberg, Oregon, you'll find it has an extremely competitive housing market. If you want to buy a home, be prepared and work with a good mortgage broker to get pre-approved, as well as a good realtor. For Mortgage Info, reach out to me. I grew up in the Portland Metro area and know it well. I'm available 24/7 to answer any questions about moving to and living in Newberg, Oregon, and help you get pre-approved for a mortgage. I also have several good realtors I work with if you need an introduction, and together we can make living in Newberg a reality for you.

FAQs About Moving to and Living in Newberg Oregon

What is Newberg, Oregon, known for?

Newberg is in the Willamette Valley, also known as a wine country in Oregon. Newberg has 100 wineries, all within 20 minutes. Newberg is also well known for the parks in the area and, the access to the Willamette River make it very popular for fisherman and water sports lovers. 

What is the weather like in Newberg, Oregon?

When considering moving to Newberg, or any new city, you want to consider what the weather is like, particularly if moving to Newberg from a warmer, drier climate. You can expect typical Pacific Northwest weather living in Newberg–a bit of sun, a bit of warmth, and a bunch of rain. The temperature varies between 36 and 84 degrees, getting 42 inches of rain yearly and 3 inches of snow. On an average year, living in Newberg, you'll get 144 days of some precipitation and 155 days of sunshine.

What cities are near by Newberg, Oregon?

There are several big cities located near Newberg. Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, and Wilsonville are located less than 10 miles away. McMinnville and Woodburn are located about 12 miles away, and Portland is about 25 miles away. To check out other Portland Metro CitiesFor a list and links for other Willamette Valley cities.

Is Newberg a safe place to live? 

Newberg's crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents is near the average for all cities and towns in America. According to FBI crime data, you'd have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Newberg. Based on the crime data, one should feel reasonably safe living in Newberg, Oregon.

What is there to do for fun in Newberg? 

There are plenty of things to do for fun for everyone living in Newberg! There are a vast amount of wineries, history, and art! Downtown has fantastic restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops.

Does Newberg have good schools? 

If you want to move to Newberg, Oregon, you will be happy to know that the schools are good. The Newberg School district is known for being above average. 86% of seniors graduated this past year compared to 80% state-wide. In addition the Newberg schools offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and drama. Newberg schools provide a secure and supportive learning environment for all students. 

I want to move to Newberg, Oregon.  How do I make it happen?

  1. Do your research. Learn about the different neighborhoods in Newberg and find the one that's right for you. Talk to current residents about their experience living in Newberg and get insights into what day-to-day life living in Newberg, Oregon, is like.

  2. Join our Facebook Group > Moving to Oregon. This is a great place to ask questions and get answers from a community of experts that know the area as well as people who have recently moved to Newberg, Oregon, or other areas. You should get a real insight into what it's like living in Newberg, Oregon, through this knowledgeable group.

  3. If you’re looking to buy a home in the Newberg area, getting pre-approved for a mortgage should be the first step. For Mortgage Info, reach out to me. I would be honored to help you move to Newberg and buy a home.

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.

What it's Like to Live In Newberg Oregon

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