Cornelius is located in Oregon's Tualatin River Valley, 10 miles east of the Coast Range and 26 miles west of Portland. It's known as Oregon's Family Town, and its rolling hills, farmland and vineyards are the perfect backdrop against which parents can raise their children in local homes for rent.
Facts for Cornelius Renters
Cornelius operates under the council-manager form of government and has a mayor, a council president and three city councilors.
No car? No problem. Cornelius falls within the TriMet district, meaning it's linked to nearby municipalities - Forest Grove and Hillsboro among them - by the TriMet bus, light rail and commuter rail transit service.
The city is served by the Forest Grove School District and the Hillsboro School District.
Resources for Local Residents
The city's official website has everything you need to know about the municipal government and local services, as well as a news and events page and information about local attractions. The site also hosts the city's monthly newsletter, the Cornelius Gazette-City Newsletter.
Activities and Attractions in and Around Cornelius
Farms are a dime a dozen in Cornelius, and picking berries and flowers are common pursuits during the summer. If you prefer to leave the harvesting to someone else, the area's farmer's markets are perfect to pick up fresh local produce. Wine aficionados will feel right at home in Cornelius, as the city is home to three vineyards: Ardiri Winery and Vineyards, A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery and Gresser Vineyard. The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to learn about local wildlife, while people who prefer dining out to the great outdoors can check out Adair Street.