Tigard is a city in Washington Country, located south of Beaverton and north of Tualatin, and still considered part of the Portland metropolitan area. With an historic and revitalized downtown region, farmers market, and beautiful parks and trails, Tigard is a desirable, affordable community with easy access to Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro. Tigard Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 217 are the main freeway connectors to the city, with rail services provided by Trimet.
Average home prices are released yearly by Portland Monthly. While prices shown are an average, actual home prices can vary greatly across a neighborhood.
Just 15 miles from Downtown Portland and located on the Willamette River near the southern limits of the Portland metropolitan area, Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County. Established in 1829 by the Hudson’s Bay Company, in 1844 it became the first U.S. city west of the Rocky Mountains to be incorporated. During the 1840s and 1850s it was the destination for those wanting to file land claims as the last stop on the Oregon Trail. Today the center of the city retains part of its historic character through the preservation of houses and other buildings from the era of the city’s founding. The town is divided into upper and lower areas; the lower area is on a bench next to the Willamette River, and the upper area atop a bluff. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 31,859.
The Buckman neighborhood notably includes portions of the popular Hawthorne Blvd. and the ever-improving East Burnside. Located close-in and situated near some favorite southeast Portland spots, Buckman has a lot to offer in terms of food, boutiques, and pubs. The neighborhood features many beautiful restored vintage homes. Though a very desirable area, Buckman has managed to hold on to a remnant of that old, slightly gritty, Portland charm.
Located in the West Hills, the northeastern part of the neighborhood, above Goose Hollow and Downtown Portland, is known as Portland Heights. Much of the western portion of the neighborhood lies outside of Portland city limits, in unincorporated Multnomah County.
The Sunnyside neighborhood is a very popular area in southeast Portland – known to most as “Belmont”. Sunnyside is home to many locally owned coffee shops, markets, bars, shops, and restaurants. In particular, SE Belmont Street is a favorite destination for many locals. This area has a nice mix of urban diversity, with a funky feel and local color.
Arriving in Hosford-Abernethy from the west (via the Hawthorne or Ross Island Bridges), the first few blocks are all industrial but develop slowly into a mix of residential, including apartments, further to the east. SE 13th Avenue marks the beginning of purely residential with detached single-family homes. This neighborhood includes the highly desirable Ladd’s Addition.
Arlington Heights is one of Portland’s most scenic neighborhoods and home to some of the city’s most famous parks, like the Japanese Garden and Washington Park. Located near downtown, the architectural styles range from Victorian cottage to the latest contemporary dwellings. Most homes feature beautiful gardens and spectacular views. This is an old neighborhood – most homes were built before 1939.
Goose Hollow is a charming urban neighborhood with a delightful mix of old and new homes. Bordering downtown Portland, Goose Hollow is one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods and is located near the popular Forest Park, Nob Hill and Arlington Heights neighborhoods. Lincoln High School, the oldest high school in the Pacific Northwest, was established in this neighborhood in 1869. Many of the meticulously maintained old houses serve as both residential and commercial spaces.
The Hillside neighborhood (sometimes called King’s Heights) is located on a portion of the Tualatin Mountains that overlook downtown Portland. Most of the homes on the steep, winding streets are large older homes built on smaller lots and many offer views of the city or mountains. Some condominium complexes have been built in recent years. This is expensive real estate and most homes are in the million and above range. Architectural styles range from English Tudor, Queen Ann Victorian, Colonial, to Foursquare.
Renamed for its historic 1920s Hollywood Theatre, the Hollywood neighborhood is a mixed commercial and residential area and tends to serve as a shopping district to the adjacent neighborhoods. The Hollywood District also figures in Beverly Cleary’s Klickitat Street series of books. Serviced by the MAX light rail and multiple bus lines.