The City of Sandy has a population of 9,570 (2010 Census), and is the commercial center of a rural area with a population of approximately 20,000. It is east of Portland and west of Mount Hood on the Barlow Road segment of the Oregon Trail (now US Highway 26). Sandy has a thriving business base, including many stores and services for visitors to the Mt. Hood Recreation Area. On the foothills of the Cascade Range, Sandy's elevation varies from 750 to over 1,000 feet. Mt. Hood shelters the city from the wind and ice storms experienced in the Columbia River gorge. The climate is mild, but as with the rest of Oregon west of the Cascades, it rains a lot in the winter. The rain falls as snow on Mt. Hood, and Sandy residents enjoy the nearby opportunities for skiing, snow boarding, and snowshoeing.
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