Estativize Finds The Best Neighborhoods: Say Hello To Portland!
Known for top notch food, great craft breweries, efficient public transportation, a ‘green’ lifestyle, and, sorry Austin — they claim the stats say they are the real capital of live music… Portland is just a cool place to live. Located near the Oregon coast, an outdoor way of life is almost a given. Hiking, camping, and fishing, are only a few of the outside activities available in this hip town.. I don’t need to tell you why Portland is so awesome because others have done a good job of that. But I can tell you the best areas to live in.
Boise - Otherwise known as – Boise-Eliot, Williams Avenue, and Mississippi Avenue to name a few. Such diverse names come from such a diverse neighborhood. You’ll find this gem of a neighborhood just east of the Willamette River. The proximity to major freeway ramps make transportation to/from here convenient. This is one of the most unique and popular hoods in Portland. They have revived old roads that were once dead and forgotten and created areas of cool condos and multiple bars and restaurants. Each street is unique. Portland Community College also calls this neighborhood home, as well as many students and faculty. Owning property here will set you back around $350,000 and is the least expensive of the four neighborhoods we bring you today. But the “cool” factor is the highest.
The Pearl District - Located in Central Portland, is close to downtown. Living here will provide you an easy commute to downtown for work or social activities. You can walk or choose one of the several forms of public transportation available to get to this old warehouse district. In this thriving community you will find all kinds of people living here; families, singles, young to young-at-heart. Tons of options for you here too, lots of boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, and home interior stores line the streets. And if you are a foodie, this is the place to be. According to Yelp, most of the 4/5 star restaurants in Portland are found in the Pearl District. There are plenty of high-rise and loft residences and they continue to grow. To buy in this neighborhood, expect to pay around $400,000.
Sellwood - Also sits by the Willamette River and is considered Southeast Portland. This neighborhood may be less trendy, but is much more green. Think self-sustaining everything. From local grocery stores to coffee roasters, this community is all about supporting each other. You’ll get a larger home on a bigger slice of land with plenty of room for pets and kids to run around. If you are looking to leave the city hustle and bustle behind, this neighborhood is for you. Enjoy an afternoon of antiquing followed by a relaxing late lunch. A family home will run you about $400,000 and you’ll get much more bang for your buck.
Belmont - Known as Sunnyside or Hawthorne, this unique area located in Southeast Portland is popular with the locals partly due to a busy city nightlife. If you are looking to move or start an indie business, this is your new neighborhood. . This community strongly supports individuality and local businesses. There’s a ton of character here, and is home to all kinds of people. They boast a wide selection of properties ranging from restored houses and bungalows, to new condos, There is something for everyone. The average price of a listing sits at $420,000 for this neighborhood.
If Portland is in your future, we hope this posts helps you to find the best new neighborhood for your needs. It doesn’t seem like there’s a bad choice.