Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesB-
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Forest Grove is a suburb of Portland with a population of 23,923. Forest Grove is in Washington County. Living in Forest Grove offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Forest Grove there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Forest Grove and residents tend to have moderate political views.
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Forest Grove Reviews
Forest Grove is a quiet, calm, and lovely college town. Home of Pacific University, GO BOXERS! The location is perfect, your surrounded by everything you need. Adventure is just a few miles in any direction.
I have lived here all of my life and have really enjoyed the small town feel of it, however it also is big enough to not suffocate in. When the sun starts shining again and the Wednesday market booths pop up, theres a lively buzz through the town that makes you want to stop and smell the roses. Downtown Forest Grove is also full of cute little boutiques, craft shops, and plenty of eateries, as well as Diversity Cafe which hosts some spectacular live bands every week. It's a safe little town that does have some slight conservative (party) undertones, so be prepared to see some cringeworthy "OreGUNian" bumper stickers around town. But you'll also spot plenty of "Climate Action Now" posters in yards, vegan and gluten free options at restaurants, and an immense recycling station at the Wednesday Market. It's a town thats trying to stay on top of things, without forgetting where they have come from.
Born and raised in FG and cant imagine leaving the area when I move out! Wonderful place to start a family, and a cute college town. So much character and community.