Happy Valley, Ore., is just 6 miles from Portland and 51 miles from the state capital of Salem. Legend has it that the city got its name as a result of its local residents' upbeat natures, and people looking for local homes for rent have the chance to capture some of that happiness for themselves.
Facts About Happy Valley
The city was incorporated in 1965 and is governed by the Happy Valley City Council, which is made up of three city councilors, the council president and the mayor.
Happy Valley is served by the North Clackamas School District, which also caters to students from nearby Milwaukie, Clackamas, Johnson City, Oak Grove, Concord, Sunnyside, Mount Scott, Southgate, Carver and parts of Damascus.
Resources for Happy Valley Renters
Happy Valley's website offers a plethora of information about the local government, area business opportunities, city departments and municipal services. The "I'm New In Town!" page will be of particular interest to new residents, and the city also has its own Facebook page.
The North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce and Happy Valley Business Alliance are two other great resources.
Things to Do in Happy Valley
For the best shopping and dining that Clackamas County has to offer, head to Oregon's largest regional shopping mall, Clackamas Town Center. If parks are more your speed, you're in luck - Happy Valley has six of them, including Happy Valley Park, which boasts a playground and splash pad for kids, basketball and baseball courts, a soccer field and a dog park. Meanwhile, fans of the outdoors can head to the expansive Mount Hood Territory to bike, hike, camp and more.