The Sellwood neighborhood is located in SE Portland, North of Milwauke and East of the Willamette River. Sellwood is a great place to live and or work and has lots of history. Sellwood has a great retail and residential mix with a laid back vibe. The homes in Sellwood include beautiful bungalows, victorians, craftsmans, four squares, newer condos and new infill homes.
The Ambassador condos are located in the heart of SW Portland on the corner of SW 6th Ave and SW Madison St at 1209 SW 6th Ave. The Ambassador is a classic “H shaped” building with 45 units. The apartments were converted to condos in 1978. The Ambassador condos boast old world charm with parking and an incredible rooftop deck.
The Pearl Townhomes are some of the most notable homes in all of Portland. They are located at 601-637 NW 11th Avenue in the Pearl District. The Pearl Townhomes are incredible, they were originally built in 1908 and were called the Railway Express Building until being converted to townhomes and are now known as the Pearl Townhomes. The Pearl Townhomes are what you would see in New York, brownstone style walk up townhomes with a brick exterior. They are stunningly unique and allow the owners urban living at its finest.
The Summerlinn Condos are located in West Linn just minutes from the city’s downtown. They are tucked away, but very accessible to major freeways, shopping, dining and more. Summerlinn condos are composed of 116 condos that were built between 1999 and 2001. There are many different floorplans and styles to choose from, although right now not many units are on the market.
The Waverley Neighborhood is a very exclusive area in Milwaukie located on the Waverley Golf Course. The homes in Waverley are grand with amazing lots and an exclusive feel. There is a main road in Waverley- Waverley Drive that is directly on the gorgeous golf course. Living in one of these homes is truly an experience that only a few people will ever get to enjoy.
The Hollywood Neighborhood is located in inner NE Portland near Alameda and Irvington. The Hollywood neighborhood is between NE 37th and NE 47th Avenues from NE Thompson Street to I-84. The Hollywood district is named for the 1920 era theatre that sits on NE Sandy Blvd. in the middle of the retail mecca that resides in Hollywood. There are banks, shops, eateries and more in the Hollywood district that draw folks from all over the city. The Hollywood district is a fun unique Portland pocket that shouldn’t be missed.
The Gregory Condos are located in Portland’s popular Pearl District neighborhood on NW 11th Avenue between Flanders and Glisan. The Gregory includes 133 residential units and retail spaces on the ground floor. There is a below ground parking garage for the exclusive use of the residents and a beautiful community rooftop deck on the fifth floor. The Gregory is a gorgeous building with fluid lines, curved windows and beautiful iron work on the balconies. This is a stark contrast to the interiors of the condos here as they are very modern.
The Belmont Street Lofts are located on the corner of SE 35th Avenue and SE Belmont St in Portland. The Belmont Street Lofts were completed in 2004 and are one of Portland’s first boutique condo projects that are now popping up all over the city. The Belmont Street Lofts are easy to spot with a beautiful facade of Brazilian Ipe wood and large glass windows. The Belmont Street Lofts are a great addition to the neighborhood and bring in a modern yet warm feeling to the bustling SE Portland corner.
Peninsula Park Rose Garden is something you would expect to see in a fairy tale or a beautiful European city, and it is located here, in Portland on the corner of North Albina and N Ainsworth Streets. The Peninsula Park Rose Garden was designed in 1912, completed in 1913 and is a formal sunken rose garden in the heart of North Portland. The rose garden is the only sunken one in the state of Oregon and gets lots of visitors each day. The homes and streets surrounding the rose garden are wildly popular and a comprise a small pocket (or micro-neighborhood) in the larger North Portland neighborhood of Piedmont.
Glendoveer Neighborhood and Golf Course is located in deep NE Portland between NE Halsey and NE Glisan Streets. Glendoveer is known for large sprawling daylight ranches and manicured lawns. Most homes in the Glendoveer neighborhood are one to two level and were built in the 1950’s. The Glendoveer neighborhood surrounds the Glendoveer Golf Course located at 140th and NE Glisan.
The Edgewater Garden Court Condos are located right on Oswego Lake in the city of Lake Oswego. The location is stellar with the main retail core of Lake Oswego steps away, along with the Saturday Farmers Market and more. The Edgewater Garden Court Condos look quaint from the street, but have a secret gem once inside. They are literally right on the lake.
The Arbor Lodge neighborhood is located in North Portland and is between Willamette Blvd and the I-5 freeway from Ainsworth to Lombard Street. The Arbor Lodge neighborhood is a nice mix of residential and commercial with some big retailers and local business alike. The MAX was added in 2004 and since then has really helped with the accessibility and rising prices of the neighborhood. There is a New Seasons Market and Fred Meyer Superstore that have been added within the last 10 years. Arbor Lodge has become a completely different neighborhood in a very short amount of time and the real estate market is reflecting its popularity. Check out this article for more info on the layout of the city.
This article is about the Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood in NE Portland. Read about the flavor of the area: featuring house facts, local businesses, parks and schools.
You may be wondering how you can afford buying a new home in Portland. Purchasing a new home can seem way out of reach to many buyers in the Portland area. Prices in the inner East side have increased so much in the last few years it has made it difficult for some to purchase within the city limits. Today we see buyers using creative tactics to afford their homes. This article will cover a few things we know that help make new construction homes affordable.
A HomeReady Mortgage is a Fannie Mae, first-time home buyer loan program, with minimum down payment requirements, and some very particular underwriting characteristics.
Read on for more info from Jolin Warren at Umpqua Bank.