"What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth," Mark Twain stated. And such is the case in Sherwood, one of the fastest growing towns in Oregon.
But all the growth has not squelched the small-town atmosphere of the historic Old Town, and the camaraderie that is evident at community gatherings such as the city's annual Robin Hood Festival.
Sherwood is a medley of juxtapositions - the old and the new creating a unique harmony. The protected wetlands of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and the rolling hills of fertile farmland surround Sherwood's bustling roads and city center. The quiet of Old Town's antique stores and tea shops are only minutes away from new commercial businesses such as the ACT III 10-screen theater, the YMCA, and the Ice Hus, a double-sheet ice rink.
This vitality of oppositions makes Sherwood one of Oregon's most livable cities, providing attractions for all. It is a family-oriented community not far from the commercial bustle of Portland.
The city is located on Highway 99W, between Tigard and Newberg, an important transportation triangle in south Washington County. The location also makes it ideal for professionals who commute to work in Portland and return to live in the quiet of the Sherwood community.