The Piedmont Neighborhood - A Portland Original
The Piedmont Neighborhood is located in North Portland between Columbia Blvd and Ainsworth and I-5 and Martin Luther King Blvd. The Piedmont neighborhood is known for having amazing bungalows and craftsmans as well as some great parks, public transportation and being easily accessible. Piedmont has a laid back vibe with a great sense of community and in the last 10 years has become a hot spot in Portland.
There are a good mix of homes in Piedmont including condos, older bungalows and craftsmans, new infill and more. Piedmont was considered a suburb of Portland in the 1920’s, but today is the heart of North Portland. It was originally platted at the turn of the century and there are some amazing homes that still stand today from that era. It is not uncommon to see original bungalow after bungalow with a new infill here and there. Piedmont has nice large tree lined streets and parks for all to use and enjoy.
Currently there are 19 homes for sale in the Piedmont neighborhood ranging from $349,000 up to $1,295,000 with an average of $222 a square foot. The average size of home for sale is 2714 square feet and these homes have been on the market for around 43 days. There are currently 15 homes pending sale in Piedmont ranging from $225,900 up to $575,000 with an average market time of 7 days. In the last 30 days 4 homes have sold in Piedmont ranging from $420,000 up to $612,500 with an average of $196 per square foot. These homes sold in about 15 days on average and were roughly 2440 square feet in size.
Piedmont is very affordable for Portland neighborhoods and is a great place to live. The Peninsula Park Rose Garden is in the heart of the neighborhood and is one of Portland’s oldest parks. It is one of the reasons Portland is known as the “City of Roses.” The Historic Mississippi district is close to Piedmont and residents can walk or bike there to enjoy local businesses. Piedmont is also home to the main campus of Portland Community College that has revamped the surrounding areas of Killingsworth and Albina Streets greatly in the last 10 years.
There are lots of reasons folks choose to call Piedmont home. A strong sense of community is evident while driving or walking around the area. The Peninsula Park Rose Garden is tended to by countless volunteers, people are buying up older homes to restore and bring them back to their former glory and there is great public transportation available. Local businesses and coffee shops are within walking distance lending to the comfortable nature of this great Portland neighborhood.
Written by Amanda Folkestad and Brian Porter