Real estate in the Sunnyridge Neighborhood
When you first enter the Sunnyridge neighborhood off of Joseph St, you will be struck by the oak canopy that covers the street. It is especially dazzling in the fall. Flat, wide streets beckon for joggers, walking dogs, and bikes to come out and play. You can pretty much be in this neighborhood any time of the day and will see someone out and about.
Developed in the 1960-1980 time frame, the Sunnyridge Estates neighborhood has two parks within its bounds, Sunnyslope Park and Skyline Park which is part of the Sprague High School. There is also the hidden gem that runs between this neighborhood and Laurel Springs, the Croisan Creek Trail. It is a 5.53-mile trail (not paved) that runs from Kuebler to River Rd. There are small entry trails in several places. This is dog heaven but keep them on a leash as poison oak and stinging nettles are surely hidden in there somewhere.
The neighborhood is characterized by large mature trees and flat lots. The colors in this neighborhood are stunning in the fall and the neighbors are surely out cursing their fall leaves. Have no fear as Sprague High School often does a fall leaf collection and the city of Salem typically allows you to blow all your leaves into the streets on a certain day and they will come and sweep them for you. Part of the larger Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association, Sunnyridge residents are active participants in National Night Out.
Sunnyridge sits between Cunningham Lane and Kuebler Boulevard to the North and South and Croisan Creek Rd and Skyline to the West and East. The Sunnyslope shopping center is easily walkable from the neighborhood and houses Roth’s grocery store. There is bus line access on Joseph and Skyline as well.
Home prices in Sunnyridge
The majority of homes in this neighborhood range in price from $450,000-$800,000.
Sunnyridge is a desirable place to live and is similar to Candalaria and Laurel Springs, but with mostly flat lots, lots of walkers and joggers, and a local running/biking trail. It is walkable to Roth’s grocery store, medical offices, and a handful of restaurants like Love Love Teriyaki, Garlic Jims Pizza, Heroes Taphouse, and Liberty Bar and Grill. It has good bus access as well. Since both Sprague and Schirle Elementary are within the bounds of the neighborhood, students are often out and about. Currently, it is the last stop on the bus route for Crossler Middle School.
It is a busy neighborhood for Halloween with Joplin and 18th being a hub of activity. They have a July 4th Parade through the neighborhood and often participate in National Night Out in August. It is part of the Sunnyslope neighborhood association, but there are no HOAs.