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Unlimited Hiking Opportunities Nearby!

There are unlimited outdoor opportunities in and around Salem, Oregon. We are very fortunate to have all kinds of places to explore, to hike, to boat and swim, to fish, ski, and just relax on one of our many beautiful ocean beaches.  The recreational opportunities in Oregon are limitless - and Salem is in the middle of it! In the realm of hiking, one of my favorite spots is Minto-Brown Island Park, on the west side of town along the Willamette River, just 3.6 miles from Pringle Creek Community. Minto-Brown Park is 1200 acres of parkland that offers open meadows, riverside trails, ... Read more

Chainsaw Artist to Visit PCC

Our fallen oak tree near Painters Hall, our community center, will soon be converted into a seating area to complete our outdoor Reading Room!  Chainsaw artist, Keving Strauslin, is coming to Pringle Creek Community Saturday morning, October 31, to cut out a section of the tree and make it into a bench so that residents and visitors can spend some time reading a book from our little free library or simply relaxing, enjoying the peace of the Village Green. The Little Free Library is located right next to the new park, next to Village Center Drive.               Mr. Strauslin is a local ... Read more

A Resident’s Perspective on Life at Pringle Creek Community

What is it really like to live at Pringle Creek Community (PCC)?  Does living in an energy efficient home make much difference?  Is the quality of life any better? I'd been wondering about this when, during  the monthly neighbor meeting, Anna, a relatively recent neighbor, volunteered some thoughts about her experiences living here so far.  I asked her afterward if she'd take some time to share more about her life at PCC so far.  She happily agreed. Anna decided that she needed to move to the south Salem area in order to be closer to family.  She also wanted to downsize in ... Read more

Truly a Community Center

Our community center, Painters Hall, is the main hub of Pringle Creek Community (PCC) life where community members gather for yoga, movie night, walking group, family, and celebratory events. Painters Hall is a beautiful Net Zero building, meaning that through its 220Kwh solar array it makes as much energy (more, in our case) as it requires to serve its energy needs annually.  It is an award-winning Net Zero and LEED platinum commercial building, the first of its kind in the country! Painters Hall serves as both a model of environmental sustainability as well as a community meeting place that ... Read more

We’re in the middle of Wine Country!

Pringle Creek Community rests right in the middle of the Willamette Valley - right in the very center of Oregon's award-winning wine country!  This presents many opportunities to experience a wide variety of delicious, varied, varietals of wine.         The Willamette Valley is an  internationally recognized wine growing region. It’s cool climate and various soil types allows production of many varietals like Pinot Gris, Reisling, Chardonnay, and especially, most notably, Pinot Noir. Oregon's vintners produce award winning wines and the Willamette Valley's vintners are proud recipients of many wine awards.  The Oregon Wine Awards, with a tasting panel composed of master sommeliers, professors ... Read more
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