Townhouses in North and NE Portland

October 14, 2014 17:27

Townhouses in North and NE Portland

Townhouses are becoming more and more prevalent in Portland's inner East side as developers are buying older homes on large lots, tearing them down and replacing them with attached housing. This is allowing for more dense housing and more options for buyers that want to live in a newer home in Portland’s popular inner Eastside neighborhoods. Most of the townhouses we have seen are popping up in North and Northeast Portland, west of 82nd Ave.


The advantages of living in a newly constructed townhouse are abundant. First and foremost, locations are excellent in these homes. Developers are buying smart, in walk-able neighborhoods that are close to public transportation, shopping and dining. Townhomes are also lower maintenance than single family homes and often have smaller yards while providing similar or larger square footage to most of the single family homes in the same area. Townhomes appeal to all kinds of buyers and are a great urban condo alternative. They feel more like single family homes than condos with only one common wall. Most of the newer Townhomes include tuck under garages, decks, open floor plans and high end contemporary finishes.


The biggest disadvantage of living in a town home for many is the stairs. Most new townhomes are 3 levels. This includes a garage and bedroom/ living space on the first floor, a second floor with all the main living areas and a third floor with bedrooms and bathrooms. For some the number of stairs that require daily walking are a major deterrent, while for others it is a plus. Another drawback is having a monthly HOA fee and maintenance schedule; although most of these are minimal expenses with the new Townhomes we have seen.


Below are some of the Townhomes in Portland that are available for sale now:

Ainsworth Townhouse in Portland513 NE Ainsworth Portland

$409,000.00

2 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms

1868 Square Feet

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Hollywood Townhouse in Portland1617 NE 47th Ave Portland

$429,900.00

3 bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms

1856 Square Feet

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Tillamook Townhouse in Portland541 NE Tillamook Portland

$449,950.00

4 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms

2280 Square Feet

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Skidmore Townhouse in Portland719 NE Skidmore Portland

$479,900.00

4 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms

2578 Square Feet

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Garfield Townhouse in Portland3918 NE Garfield Portland

$529,000.00

3 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms

2602 Square Feet

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There are a wide variety of Townhomes under construction and for sale at the moment. It seems as though this is Portland's infill future, especially in the trendy inner NE and North Portland neighborhoods. As more people move in to Portland we need higher density housing (thanks urban growth boundary) and Townhomes are a perfect solution to this issue. Portland is expected to grow considerably within the next few years, making us believe that Townhouses will continue to be built and purchased by locals and transplants alike. 

Written by Amanda Folkestad and Brian Porter

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