Canby, Oregon is an attractive growing community of just over 16,000 with a total area of 3.78 miles. It is located 25 miles south of Portland in the Willamette Valley, surrounded by some of the best soils in the state. The community is easily accessible in the region via Interstate 5, Highway 99E and I-205 nearby.
Our residents enjoy the close knit sense of community, a wide variety of housing with larger lots at a median list price of just over $300,000. New subdivisions are actively being developed with more on the horizon. This family friendly community offers many sports and youth activities and recreation options for all ages including boating, cycling, fishing, golf, and more.
The area boasts an enviable banana belt climate in the Portland Metropolitan region with warm and dry summers, mild winters and long growing season. Its warm-summer Mediterranean climate ranges from an average high temperature of 73 to average low temperature of 43 degrees. It rains about 41 inches per year, and snows about 6 inches per year.
The Canby School District is excellent and progressive with a campus thriving with consistent investment in modern buildings and state of the art technology. The career and Technical Education Center equips students with valuable skills and exposure to many career options.
The local economy is diverse and thriving. A sophisticated nursery industry surrounds Canby with a well-deserved reputation of high quality dahlias, tulips, perennials, shrubs and trees that are sold nationwide. There is a strong manufacturing base of small to mid-sized companies focused on precision metals, high tech, and testing equipment sold nationally and internationally. Major employers include Johnson Controls, Pioneer Pump, Shimadzu USA, Kendall Floral, Milwaukie Electronics, JV Northwest, SR Smith, American Steel, Package Containers, OBC Northwest. It is an excellent business location offering excellent highway access, ample utilities, and a plentiful supply of shovel-ready industrial land at competitive prices.
Major attractions include the Willamette and Molalla Rivers, Canby Ferry, Clackamas County Event Center, Swan Island Dahlia Fields, Canby Depot Museum, Vietnam War Memorial, and its charming downtown. A wide variety of events include the Canby Farmers Market, First Friday, Clackamas County Fair, General Canby Days, Slice of Summer outdoor concerts and much more.
Canby is named for Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, a Civil War general who was later killed in the Modoc War by Captain Jack and his group of warriors. The area was originally known as Baker Prairie when the community was founded in 1857. The community is among the oldest in Oregon, incorporated in 1893.