West Linn is a city in Clackamas County with a history of early development, prompted by the opportunity to harvest energy from nearby Willamette Falls. It has beautiful, well-maintained parks and year-round recreational activities, and is right across the river from Oregon City.
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 six miles east of downtown Portland, Maywood Park is just east of Rocky Butte. Vintage homes and quiet streets are tucked in among old growth timber. Maywood Park is the area’s noted “city within a city” and was incorporated in 1967. Maywood Park is surrounded on all sides by the city of Portland and includes a scenic section of the area’s famed 40-Mile Loop multi-use path.
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.
Ashcreek is bordered by Maplewood to the north, Multnomah and Crestwood to the east, Far Southwest to the south. To the west are the communities of Garden Home-Whitford and Tigard. While mostly in Multnomah County, Ashcreek does extend a short distance into Washington County on its western side.
Many of the homes in Bridlemile were built in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s, and the styles include ranch, split levels, and contemporary. A number of new homes were built in the 2000s. If you’re looking for a single level home in the woods, this is your neighborhood. Bridlemile also has a very active neighborhood community dedicated to bringing neighbors together through social events and activities.
Collins View borders the neighborhoods of Marshall Park and Arnold Creek to the west, Tryon Creek State Natural Area to the south, Dunthorpe and River View Cemetery to the east, and the South Burlingame neighborhood to the north. Collins View is also home to Lewis and Clark College.
A small neighborhood with charming homes, Crestwood is also located near the shops, cafes, and restaurants of Multnomah Village and Barbur. The neighborhood is also home to Woods Memorial Natural Area – a great park for walking, running, or solitude. Downtown Portland is just a short drive away, either via I-5 or Barbur Blvd.
The Hayhurst neighborhood is a quiet, suburban feeling neighborhood with many homes that offer lovely views and are situated on mature tree lined streets. This area offers some larger lots and a wide range of home styles. Gabriel Park is a popular neighborhood park with green spaces, a dog park, and plenty of room to roam and run. The historic Alpenrose Dairy is also located in this neighborhood.
The Homestead neighborhood is a mix of suburban and urban areas. It borders the OHSU complex AKA “Pill Hill”. A number of parks and nature areas are nearby, making it easy to find an escape from the city. Homestead is located within easy driving distance to downtown Portland.
Like many of the Southwest Portland neighborhoods, Markham has more of a suburban feeling than neighborhoods located closer to the city. There are several great parks and nature areas in this neighborhood, like Marshall Park, with lovely places to escape to while still being in Portland.