Seaside, Oregon Real Estate and Community Information

About Seaside

Family in Seaside OR Located only 80 miles from Portland, the historic community of Seaside is brimming with lovely oceanfront resorts, exciting attractions, and memorable seaside vistas. Each year, thousands of visitors are attracted to the beautiful town for the ocean side ambiance and the millions of razor clams produced by the unique gradual slope and broad sandy beaches found at Clatsop Spit.

Incorporated in 1899, the town of Seaside has long been one of the most popular oceanfront communities located along Oregon's Pacific Coast. The small town boasts a residential population of approximately 6,445 but can swell in size during the summer season.

The charming oceanfront community of 4.14 square miles is located in beautiful Clatsop County, Oregon. The town's long history as a resort is reflected in the community's name. The name of Seaside was derived from the name of the Seaside House, a historic summer resort. The Seaside House built by the railroad magnate Ben Holladay was first opened in the 1870s.

Seaside History

The town of Seaside has a long and colorful history. The area that the town occupies has long been the site of oceanfront villages. Originally the site of a Native American Clatsop Village known as Necotat, the area of Seaside was discovered by Lewis and Clark on their notorious westward expedition. Lewis and Clark established a base for their expeditions approximately 15 miles north of where Seaside stands today.

Shortly after Lewis and Clark returned from their successful expedition, settlers made their way into the northwestern reaches of the country's Pacific Coast. Fur trading, trapping, fishing, and logging became popular in the region, and in 1811 Fort Astoria was established in the region.

By the 1820s settlers began arriving in the area to make claims on the land. Additionally, people made their way to the Pacific Coast to experience the stunning beauty of the Oregon Coast. Those in search of a beautiful vacation experience would travel by water down the Columbia to Fort Astoria and then travel to the seaside.

The need for lodgings along the scenic coast became apparent, and in 1850, Seaside's first guest home was opened. In 1870, Ben Holladay purchased the property and built a luxurious seaside resort. Holladay named his hotel the Seaside House. The house stood as an imposing Italian-style villa along the coast. The grounds of the estate extended over the acreage that is today Seaside Golf Course. The luxury resort was a thing of beauty and features impeccable landscaping, a first-class race track, stables, a wooden bridge, and a fish trap.

By the turn of the century, the town was growing to meet the demands of the ever-increasing numbers of area visitors arriving by rail. Over the next century, Seaside has grown into a fantastic town that supports the most popular resort economy to be found along the Northwest Coast.

Life In Seaside

Homes for Sale Seaside OR Life in Seaside means enjoying walks on the Seaside Promenade, watching as the crashing waves come to shore, and absorbing the colors of the stunning beach side sunsets. Residents of Seaside are able to embrace a life rarely lived, one of true beauty with the opportunity for adventure around every turn. Throughout the year, visitors are made witness to the scenic beauty and local wildlife that is present throughout the Northwestern Coast. Watch as the Elk migrate in the winter or observe as eagles soar high above the Necanicum Estuary.

Within the town of Seaside, there are an equal number of opportunities for enjoyment to be found on the streets as there are to be found upon the town's sandy shores. Residents of the quaint seaside village are able to enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants offered in the picturesque seaside village.

Additionally, the town offers a number of events throughout the year. Each month, residents of Seaside enjoy the First Saturday Art Walk. The cultural event allows residents to experience the work of renowned regional artists as they primer their new work.

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Attractions And Activities

Things to do Seaside OR The community of Seaside is home to a number of exciting attractions and opportunities for enjoyment. The residents of Seaside are able to enjoy the activities provided by beach access as well as a number of other attractions present throughout the small coastal village.

Residents of Seaside enjoy walking the town's 1.5 mile Promenade. The historic oceanfront walk has graced the village with great recreational possibilities since the 1920s. Those interested in walking, jogging or enjoying the seaside air will not be disappointed with the view or the promenade's close proximity to other attractions, such as the Seaside Aquarium and the Lewis and Clark monument.

    Additional Attractions
  • Carousel Mall
  • Seaside Carousel
  • Family Fun Park
  • Shearwater Gallery
  • Butterfield Cottage
  • Seaside Historical Society Museum
Parks And Recreation
The town of Seaside is surrounded by intently beautiful wonders of nature. Area's in and around Seaside offer popular locations for hiking, biking, jogging, swimming, fishing, kayaking, clamming, crabbing, and wildlife viewing.

    Parks
  • Broadway Park
  • Goodman Park
  • Quatat Park
  • Cartwright Park
  • Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park
  • Seltzer Park
  • Millponds Park
  • Gateway Park
In addition to the great local parks within the town of Seaside residents have access to many nearby State Parks as well as the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. State Parks in the area include the Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site, the Del Ray Beach State Recreation Site, Ecola State Park, the Hug Point State Recreation Site, the Oswald West State Park, the Saddle Mountain State Natural Area, and the Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

Local Events

In addition, residents of Seaside enjoy a number of exciting local events throughout the year. From cultural events to seasonal festivities, there is always something going on in Seaside. Residents enjoy events such as the Seaside Jazz Festival, A Sweet Affaire (food and drink festival), Pouring at the Coast (a craft brew festival), and the well- anticipated annual 4th of July celebration.
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