East Portland was the hot area to live in the 50s. It was considered the “suburbs” and offered big lots and new construction perks like modern architecture, garages and multiple bathrooms. As a bonus, the schools in the area at the time were newer and more modern as well. Then, people shifted back to a “close-in” mentality, and those areas became less desirable. Those mid-century gems have been out there, waiting to be rediscovered, and they are. Our client John, shopping on a budget under 300k, just landed himself a rad, solid built, mid-century house with a large lot and double garage in East Portland’s Rockwood neighborhood. He is in love with his, as he put it, “Edward Scissor-Hands” neighborhood, and thrilled to have gotten so much house for his money. We are in love with it too! We are encouraging more and more people to explore what East Portland has to offer. I have a feeling it won’t be long before the pricing catches up to inner Portland, or even beats it. Especially if you love mid-century design, that area boasts some of the best examples in the city.
If you want to know what area is best for you and are looking to make a move, give me, Cristen Lincoln a call at 503-260-2414. I’d love to connect you to the place where you’ll love to live!