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Old 04-02-2011, 11:47 PM
 
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Hi city-data,

I've heard pretty good things about Portland in general, but if I were to move there and settle down, it would most likely be in the affluent suburbia within 20-30 minutes drive from the city. But I've got no idea where these communities might be- could you guys please point me in the right direction?

Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:26 AM
 
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How affluent are you talking?
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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West Hills, Pearl District, Lake Osewgo. There are pockets of "affluent" areas here and there.

The real question is, 20-30 minutes from what part of the city? 30 minutes to city limits is different then 30 minutes from downtown.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:07 AM
 
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There's affluent in Beaverton for that matter, not estate affluent but mini McMansion affluent at least.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Please, come for a visit. Portland is a bit on the unique side, as in yes there are some suburbs, but unlike the majority of communities in the lower 48, Portland does not have the urban sprawl nor the commuter roads that makes urban sprawl possible.

My opinion, affluent neighborhoods also exist within the City of Portland, as well as those already mentioned above. Eastmoreland neighborhood and Irvington area are two examples of very nice older homes from early part of the 20th century; BIG large homes on a modest amount of land.

But you need to visit to make your own decision on what Portland has to offer. Portland, and the entire PNW for that matter, is not for everyone.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Eastmoreland. There are some awesome houses there for sure. Laurelhurst too.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
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It depends on what you are looking for. Here are some options (at the risk of stereotyping):

Within city limits:
West Hills (upscale,5-10 mins to downtown, great views)
Alameda (upscale w/older housing stock)
Some parts of Laurelhurst and Eastmoreland (upscale, with a little more of a hipster vibe)

Suburban:
Lake Oswego (the most upscale suburb)
West Linn (very similar to Lake Oswego, but further from the city)
Northwest Portland/97229 Zip Code (a little closer for the Nike/Intel crowd, with a higher concentration of affluent Asians - this area is mostly unincorporated, part of Washington County, and Beaverton School District)
There are also affluent neighborhoods in almost every other suburb, although the west side has more of them
Many nice areas in Vancouver as well but it's almost impossible to commute downtown from there within 30 minutes
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