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Unread 09-19-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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Default Mountain Park area of LO?

Does anyone have any familiarity on this area? When my Wife and I visited in July we drove through this area after visiting downtown LO and really liked it. we weren't able to get a solid feel as we only drove around and didn't really get to explore a ton or check out the huge rec center they have.

has anyone lived here before? if so what is your opinion? it seems close to the 5 and 217 for commuting, and since I'm in IT ill probably be commuting to Beaverton so that doesn't seem like too bad of a commute. Also the apartments in this area seem pretty good, and the prices are reasonable.

Thanks everyone!
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Unread 09-19-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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I-5 to 217 is the second worst commute road in the Portland area. In my opinion, unless you need a million dollar or more home, Beaverton and Hillsboro have everything LO does, more of it, and more conveniently.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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Does anyone have any familiarity on this area? When my Wife and I visited in July we drove through this area after visiting downtown LO and really liked it. we weren't able to get a solid feel as we only drove around and didn't really get to explore a ton or check out the huge rec center they have.

has anyone lived here before? if so what is your opinion? it seems close to the 5 and 217 for commuting, and since I'm in IT ill probably be commuting to Beaverton so that doesn't seem like too bad of a commute. Also the apartments in this area seem pretty good, and the prices are reasonable.

Thanks everyone!
Lived in LO for over 5 yrs... the commute is not bad at all Just use side roads. There were tons of options for me; and I rarely got on 5 or 217. If you commute to Beaverton you can always take WES and MAX. I used WES/MAX to commute to downtown PDX with no problems for the last few months (Jan - June) before I moved out of state for work. I only commuted that way because my employer at the time paid for a monthly pass. I was not in Mountain park, but in Lake Grove by the swim park.

I can tell you LO has the best stuff ! The parks are great and the library is an absolute gem. In addition the parks department has some great adult leagues too.
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Unread 09-20-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Sometimes Portland, other times LA
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That commute won't be bad if you're working in Beaverton. I grew up in LO and that area is really close to both freeways so hopping over to Beaverton or even Downtown isn't terrible. You're not close to the MAX line or anything though. It's a safe, quiet, family community with lots of parks, farmers markets and shops/restaurants that are all in the very walkable part of downtown LO
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Unread 09-23-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Beaverton
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I lived in Mt Park for 3yrs. Nicely maintained community, partly due to CC&R's that require it. Not a good place if you want to personalize the exterior of your home, park an RV in your driveway, or own more than 1 small dog. I was also surprised at how isolated I felt from Portland; I had never lived in a suburb before.

I was going through a transitional period of my life, and thought I wanted that sort of life, but I turned into someone else. Your result may vary. ;D
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Unread 05-03-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Reviving this thread.

I think were going back to our original train of thought when we were kicking around the relocation idea last year..

The Mountain Park area to us still looks good.. Although not very walkable, it seems quiet, family friendly, free Mt. Park Rec Center passes and the forest like setting in the hills (although i worry about ice on those roads come winter)

Anyone else care to shed some light on this area?

we'd be renting an apartment in one of the adjacent complexes around the rec center area
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Unread 05-03-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Nothing wrong with it at all. Verify with the landlord that you can use the rec. center.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with it at all. Verify with the landlord that you can use the rec. center.

Yeah most of the apartments in that area provide free memberships.. I guess typically its around 75 a month?
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