Cornelius “Oregon’s Family Town”
Cornelius is Oregon’s Family Town, and for good reason! With Hillsboro to the east and Forest Grove to west, Cornelius as the middle community provides a small town space to call home while providing easy accessibility to enjoy larger cities beyond.
Neighborhoods offer parks, space and walkability between neighborhoods. Families enjoy the new Cornelius Public Library, which offers many community events for children, teens and adults. On weekends and holidays, farms offer pumpkin patches to explore in the Fall. Travel up to Hagg Lake about 10 miles outside of the city for a day of fishing or kayaking. For a gorgeous view, drive into Cornelius via NW Cornelius Schefflin Road which offers a picturesque view of the mountains cascading over the area’s abundant farm lands. Cornelius is growing- an expanding housing sector is currently under construction, and many more on the way. With all of the new residential growth, the city is entering a time of community rejuvenation.
Cornelius falls under Forest Grove school districts. Residents to the west are served by Forest Grove, while those to the east attend schools in Hillsboro.
Cornelius sits on the busy Tualatin Valley Highway, or as locals refer to it as – TV Highway. It is accessible mostly by car, but also can be used by bike and sidewalk use on the main stretch of the city.
The city is served by Tri-Met. Bus line 57 runs on the TV Highway connects with Forest Grove to the west and into Hillsboro and Beaverton to the east where it is easy to transfer to additional bus lines or MAX train services.