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With a population of just under 1 million, Portland, Oregon is definitively one of the most sought after real estate markets in the West Coast. The city has one one of the most affordable housing among any major cities in the West Coast. It offers great trransportation, entertainment, natural sceneries and cultural activities. Come see what our city is like. You'll be in awe how nice it is!
The Pearl District
This is definitively the hottest condo area in Portland. In a short 15 year period, the Pearl District has transformed from a place of abandoned warehouses to a heaven of luxurious condos, lofts and townhomes. In addition, you'll also find the best restaurants in town clustered around this neighborhood.
Perhaps one of the most sought after city in the Metro Portland area, Lake Oswego offers its own version old time charm. Golf, tennis, water sports are all standard issue in this community. No wonder the Washington Post and the New York Times rated this city as one of the 10 most desirable places to live in the U.S.. In addition, the city is regarded as the best school district in Oregon. This alone keeps real estate value in Lake Oswego among the highest in the Portland area.
The NW District
Just west of the Pearl District across on the other side of Highway 405, the NW District offers a slightly different attitude of housing and commercial activities. It's a mix of Bohemian funkiness and Fifth Avenue. You'll find gourmet restaurants, yoga studios, nostalgic little shops every corner you turn. The area is full of charming Victorian and Old PDX style homes. Up on the hill, you'll find homes with million dollar views of the city.
Forest Heights - NW Portland
If you like majestic mountain views, you got it all here in Forest Heights. Strategically located in between the city of Portland and Beaverton, this planned community is just 10 minutes to downtown Portland or 8 minutes to Beaverton. For those of you who like outdoor activities right at your backyard, Forest Heights is not to be missed. There are mountain trails throughout the entire development. It also has one of the best elementary school in the Portland school district.
Sellwood - SE Portland
Sellwood is just 4 miles from downtown Portland, about a short 10 minute drive by car or 20 minutes by bicycle. Yes, bicycle! There's a a dedicated bike trail that leads directly to downtown Portland. The area has an artsy air around it. In the past, this used to be the prime antique shopping area. Today, it has a good mix to cafes, restaurants, a variety of interesting shops, and of course, the old antique stores. There's a good mix of homes and condos (a lot of them offer spectacular view of the Willamette River and downtown Portland).
Eastmoreland - SE Portland
Just a stone's throw away from Sellwood, Eastmoreland is a stark contrast to its neighbor. This area is strictly residential. Homes or mansions, should we say, were predominantly built in the early 1900's. But many of them have been completely remodelled inside and out. Gorgeous? Yes! Charming? Definitely! Expensive? Oh, yeah! Most of the homes in Eastmoreland start from $500,000.
the Hawthorne District - SE Portland
Remember the hippie movement in the 60's? The Hawthorne District is the Haight-Ashbury of Portland - the epic center of hippies. Definitely Bohemian by nature, the Hawthorne and the Belmont areas offer a wide variety of nostalgic shops, cafes, and restaurants. You'll find the home style here is primarily Old PDX style with a large front porch. You just imagine yourself sitting on your rocking chair, sipping iced tea, and watching people and cars go by. What a life!!!
Without a doubt, Beaverton is the fastest growing city in the Metro Portland area. There's a large number of companies and headquarters located in the city. So there's plenty of employment and a variety of housing options. You can still find a condo for under $200,000. Beaverton also offers many conveniences: from the light rail system that runs across the city to the many shopping malls literally in every other block. Looking to live stylishly? Beaverton also offers upscaled homes on the mountains.
Almost everywhere you turn in Laurelhurst gives you a serene park-like setting. It's a well established area that spans from the SE to NE Portland. You'll find many estate homes located in this neighborhood. Though a lot of homes were built back in the early and mid 1900's, they're mostly extremely well kept. Many of them also have been extensively remodelled and yet still retained the original charm. That's how residents of Laurelhurst like it.
This is a hidden neighborhood that's both quiet and vibrant at the same time. Contradiction? Yes and no. Multnomah Village has the charm of a small village complete with cafes, restaurants, pubs, book stores. And yet, despite the commercial activities, the area has an air of calm feeling anywhere you walk. It's hip and yet sophisticated; quiet and yet full of life. Homes were typically built in the mid 1900's. You'll find many of them have been remodelled. Only 12 minutes to downtown, it's one of the most sought-after neighborhoods for people in the know.