The North Clackamas School District serves students in Milwaukie and the surrounding areas. Currently, there are 20 elementary schools, three middle schools, four high schools, one technical center, and five charter schools. The schools are well-respected and post excellent graduation rates.
Area Colleges and Universities
Concordia University, Lewis & Clark University, Portland State University and the University of Portland are all located in nearby Portland. The University of Oregon is located to the south in Eugene. In addition, the Sabin Occupational Skills Center offers a unique technical education program that provides high school students with professional technical training in 18 subject areas.
Milwaukie's beautiful natural surroundings provide a great backdrop for an abundance of recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. Whitewater kayaking, fishing, hiking and mountain biking are just some of the activities residents can take part in. The Clackamas County Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 100 parks that feature ball courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. The Milwaukie Center is a multi-purpose community center that provides a variety of programs for all ages. The state-of-the-art North Clackamas Aquatic Park features slides, wave, lap and diving pools as well as a spa.
A variety of other outdoor activities are available at areas such as Mt. Hood and Timberline Lodge, Bonnie Lake State Park, Milo McIver State Park, Molalla River State Park, Mt. Hood Wilderness, Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, and the Bull of the Woods Wilderness.
Milwaukie offers endless shopping opportunities free of sales tax. The Clackamas Town Center is a major development of retail, hotel and apartment complexes anchored by the 1.2 million-square-foot Clackamas Town Center Mall. For the antique and collectibles enthusiast, unique items can be found in boutiques throughout the area. Gardeners will find that Clackamas County is one of the best areas in the nation for nurseries and plant purchases. Joining the regional mall as drawing forces in the area are Sunnyside Kaiser Hospital (and several health clinics), Oregon Institute of Technology, Clackamas Promenade Shopping Center and an 85-acre regional park and swim center.
The North Clackamas Area has approximately 5,000 businesses and 74,000 employees. Industrial areas include the Clackamas Industrial Area along Highway 212 with roughly 500 businesses, and the Milwaukie Industrial Area along Highway 224 with 300 businesses. Community business centers are located in Milwaukie, Gladstone and Damascus.
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