Banks Oregon Custom Home Builder by Todd Delahunt of Delahunt Custom Homes
Banks is nestled in the scenic foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range, Banks offers small-town charm that’s a mere 30-plus miles from the bustling city of Portland. Visitors can choose from any number of cultural and recreational opportunities—playing golf, shopping at quaint antique stores, sampling award-winning wines at nearby vineyards, or celebrating the wonders of Mother Nature on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a rails-to-trails project that is open to hikers, bicyclists, walkers and equestrians.
In 1994 a group of business owners met to organize a business team. The business team in 1994 filed a DBA as the Banks Area Merchant Association (BAMA). Several years later the DBA was re-registered as the Banks Chamber of Commerce. Five years ago the Banks Chamber became a partner in the WCCCP (Washington County Cooperative Chambers Partnership). The partnership distributes a percentage of a lodging tax collected by the Washington County Commission. The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) manages this tax distribution to the nine chambers in Washington County. The Banks Chambers’ Visitor Center is located in Banks Trailhead Cafe. It has become a popular gathering place for good food, espresso coffee and conversation.
Parks and Recreation near Banks Oregon Custom Home Builder
Sunset Park is a non-profit, privately owned park administrated by the Sunset Park Association. The general meeting is on the third Wednesday of each month at Schlegel Hall at 8pm. The park is located within the city limits of Banks, Oregon. The park is 25 acres with a race track, 4 baseball diamonds, children’s play equipment and picnic areas. To rent Schlegel Hall, call 503.324.9488.
The annual Banks BBQ and tractor pull is always the third full week end in August each year. For more info call 503.324.9488 or visit www.bankssunsetpark.com
Sunset Speedway Park is an oval dirt racing track that features racing every Saturday from April through September (weather permitting). The race track is located in the west end of Sunset Park. Visit http://sunsetspeedwaypark.com for more information.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,777 people, 553 households, and 445 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,802.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,854.3/km2). There were 580 housing units at an average density of 1,567.6 per square mile (605.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population. There were 553 households of which 57.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.5% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.54. The median age in the city was 29.5 years. 37.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.7% were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64; and 3.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.
Schools by Banks Oregon Custom Home Builder
The city has three public schools, which are administered by the Banks School District, and one private school. The city schools are Banks Elementary School, Banks Junior High School, and Banks High School.The Christian Academy is located on the outskirts of the city, near the town of Buxton.
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