Southwest

Southwest


The hills that roll south and west of Portland’s city center are populated with countless single family homes, making it a quiet, safe place to raise a family, as well as the campus of Lewis & Clark College, recently named one of America’s top ten “Most Beautiful Campuses” by the Princeton Review. But, at the heart of the southwest is the city center. Man-made and natural amenities include: museums, concert halls, and Portland State University, as well as an incredible variety of places to take in the city’s natural splendor at the zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, Washington Park, Japanese Garden, and the world-famous Rose Test Garden, from where you can take in a sweeping view of the city and, on clear days, spy both Mt. Hood and Mount St. Helens. Downtown Portland is also the seat of local government and civic life, making it the staging ground for numerous annual beer, food and music festivals, charity foot races, protests, and parades.

Great schools, lots of trees, larger lot sizes, hills and parks, all make the SW Portland area highly desirable for many people. Unlike most of the eastside, SW is not built on a “grid.” Windy roads with blind corners that are lined with trees offers an escape from the fast life of the work day in the city. Property values in SW are typically more stable than other areas but are currently experiencing an increase in values as well with very low inventory.

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