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Old 06-19-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Looks for good schools, nice parks, family fitness centers, good restaurants, and homes with a little elbow room for privacy. My range is the low 400s...
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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The areas I like are Laurelhurst to Mt Tabor. That's from 20th, Glisan to Belmont, to 70th Burnside to Division. In Mt Tabor, Glencoe is the elementary school, Mt Tabor and Bridger are the middle schools. All were nice schools. Beyond that, I wouldn't recommend anything south until Pleasant Valley or Happy Valley.

Lents is a so-so neighborhood, 92nd and Stark until Division.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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The areas I like are Laurelhurst to Mt Tabor. That's from 20th, Glisan to Belmont, to 70th Burnside to Division. In Mt Tabor, Glencoe is the elementary school, Mt Tabor and Bridger are the middle schools. All were nice schools. Beyond that, I wouldn't recommend anything south until Pleasant Valley or Happy Valley.

Lents is a so-so neighborhood, 92nd and Stark until Division.
Thank you! What about NE Portland?
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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The areas I like are Laurelhurst to Mt Tabor. That's from 20th, Glisan to Belmont, to 70th Burnside to Division. In Mt Tabor, Glencoe is the elementary school, Mt Tabor and Bridger are the middle schools. All were nice schools. Beyond that, I wouldn't recommend anything south until Pleasant Valley or Happy Valley.

Lents is a so-so neighborhood, 92nd and Stark until Division.
Laurelhurst is a great area, but expensive and out of my range. We drove by today and saw the beautiful homes and huge trees in front of the houses.
Also close to great hang outs and parks.

Will look into Happy Valley and Pleasant Valley this week.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:05 AM
 
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How important is elbow room, or lot size, to you?

Many places that fit your needs in the Hillsdale area I think. (Don't confuse with Hillsboro) look into the sidestreets off route 10, Beaverton-Hillsdale road. I think the prices in Multnomah village may be out of your price range, but worth a look. But may not match your elbow room wants. This is all in the SW Portland neighborhoods, Wilson HS district of feeder schools. Aside: this is heavy into blackberry cane country; canes can grow 10 ft in a few days, nasty thorns.

BTW: Portland and Multnomah County have high property taxes. As you head west along Route 10 you will cross the county line into Washington County, where the taxes are lower, thus you mortgage escrow will be lower. As expected, County services will also be lower, but that is another thread.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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Laurelhurst is a great area, but expensive and out of my range. We drove by today and saw the beautiful homes and huge trees in front of the houses.
Also close to great hang outs and parks.

Will look into Happy Valley and Pleasant Valley this week.
How far did you venture from the park? I may have been too strict with SE but if you go up 39th past Glisan (technically NE) the closer you get to the Banfield, the less expensive they get. Head north from that stupid Joan of Arc (don't ask me what the heck that's for) circle and to the east and west on Multnomah are homes in your price range with the same style. They still call that Laurelhurst area.

If not, then heading up 33rd, you're going to get into the Alameda area. When you get to Grant Park on your righthand side, there are some nice homes to the west. The price ranges are all over the map. You can then go east on Fremont and anything south of Fremont between 33rd and 57th, and between Fremont and Sandy is a good area. The easy way to get to the middle is to go north on 47th from Sandy and when you hit the hillside, that's the center.

Maywood Park is on 102nd. Turn left on Skidmore puts you in the middle.

Otherwise the only other area I like in NE is north of Glendoveer Golf Course. Take Halsey until you see it on your righthand side. Turn left anywhere in the 140's and that's the area I'm referring to. I don't recommend the area south of the course. When you get to Summerfield or Summerplace retirement community, stop heading east.

I think you mentioned working in SE. To me, it would be way easier to live in Happy Valley or North Clackamas and head north, than to live in NE and head south.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Yes i think we are better off in Happy Valley or Clackamas area. Is the North part the best area?
Thanks...
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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All of Happy Valley is Stepford
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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The areas I like are Laurelhurst to Mt Tabor. That's from 20th, Glisan to Belmont, to 70th Burnside to Division. In Mt Tabor, Glencoe is the elementary school, Mt Tabor and Bridger are the middle schools. All were nice schools. Beyond that, I wouldn't recommend anything south until Pleasant Valley or Happy Valley.

Lents is a so-so neighborhood, 92nd and Stark until Division.
I beg to differ. Head anywhere south of Belmont and there are great neighborhoods. Check out Ladd's Addition, East Moreland, West Moreland, Sellwood, Woodstock, and Creston-Kenilworth. These are all great neighborhoods for families. I should know...I have lived in these areas with my wife and children for nearly 20 years.

You get older homes with more character, shops, restaurants and parks within walking distance, bike friendly streets, and an easy commute to just about anything.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:52 AM
 
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I beg to differ. Head anywhere south of Belmont and there are great neighborhoods. Check out Ladd's Addition, East Moreland, West Moreland, Sellwood, Woodstock, and Creston-Kenilworth. These are all great neighborhoods for families. I should know...I have lived in these areas with my wife and children for nearly 20 years.

You get older homes with more character, shops, restaurants and parks within walking distance, bike friendly streets, and an easy commute to just about anything.
I have recommended Eastmoreland many times in other threads. There was some reason, either price or location, that made me metally cross those places off (probably mistakenly).

By the way, I grew up in the 80's at the Chinese Presbyterian Church on 44th and Woodstock before there was even a Woodstock area. It was just a Thriftway and an Artic Circle back then.
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