Oregon is known for its pastoral pleasantry, but sometimes it seems a bit overpopulated for somewhere known or its wilderness. For the third year in a row, 2015 marked Oregon as the most popular state to move to. This is no surprise to those who have visited the state, considering its natural environment and the personable stylistic flair of the locals, but there are more reasons for its popularity, and those reasons are to be found along the highways and byways of the rural small town edges. One such edge to be found is Raleigh Hills. Located just six miles from Portland, its a wonder the neighborhood remains so secluded and pastoral.Raleigh Hills maintains the height of small town charm and includes a park with a twenty five yard outdoor pool which is open from June to September. One fascinating event the pool has hosted in the past is their Dive In Movie Night wherein folks are given the rare opportunity to watch a movie while floating around in the pool. A multifaceted family friendly zone, the pool has been known to host exercise sessions, lap swimming session, open swim, and, of course, the indubitable adult swim. For the kiddies they've added a new water feature which is a fake fire hydrant that spouts water from various openings. The pool also proudly features an aquatic lift in accordance with the ADA. The folks who run the place know how to keep it comfortable for everyone involved, and they make sure to keep the water at a relaxing 84 degrees.Not just a pool, the Raleigh Hills Park and Swim Center also includes a sixteen acre spread of gently sloping grassy hills, play structures for the kids to climb around on, and plenty of trees for hot days when the only appealing ideas involve either swimming or finding shade to lay about in. For those who simply will not be slowed down and chose to spend their leisure time in various other active practices there are tennis courts. Adamant about keeping it fun for all, the park has been known to host a free concert series every Summer. So if you're ever in the Raleigh Hills area and need a spot to pause and ponder the pastoral pleasance, make it the Raleigh Hills Park and Swim Center.