Blog Stories Pro Tip: Top 3 Portland Neighborhoods For Trick or Treating

Pro Tip: Top 3 Portland Neighborhoods For Trick or Treating

By Aryne + Dulcinea, October 22, 2018

A big part of the Halloween experience is finding the optimal candy route.

This can be accomplished be achieving the ideal ratio of population density, walkability, low crime rates and high home values. Based on these factors, we’ve evaluated local statistics to compile a guide for the top three Portland neighborhoods for trick or treating.


Alameda Ridge ranks high on the list of average property sales for neighborhoods in Portland, with homes averaging nearly $710,000 in value. These stately properties are a wonderful location for trick-or-treaters, who are rumored to hand out some top-shelf candies. What the area lacks in population density – and a low walk score of 65– it makes up for in ambiance. Some stretches of this intimate neighborhood decorate to win. Crime is also low compared to metrics citywide, and more than 35% of homeowners have children, making it a great destination for young families.


The self-contained nature of Sellwood makes it a wonderful destination for trick-or-treaters. Here, the festive span of Milwaukie Avenue feels like a small town, with some local business happy to participate in Halloween ritual. House here sell for an average of approximately $552,000, and fewer of these homes have children (only 26%), but walkability ranks high with a score of 92. The more commercial nature of the neighborhood does correspond with higher instance of crime, so this neighborhood may be best for families with older children and young teens.


One neighborhood that never lacks holiday cheer is Laurelhurst. Known for its iconic Christmas light display on Peacock Lane, Laurelhurst also likes to put on a show for Halloween. The homes in the neighborhood sell for an average of nearly $779,000, so you can expect grand porches and landscaped yards to welcome you along your way. Laurelhurst has the same percentage of homes with families as Sellwood – 26%– but crime rates are much lower and walkability ranks ‘Very Walkable’ with a score of 75.

If you’ve been stumped about what area to explore this Halloween, you can’t go wrong with any of these options. As the top 3 Portland neighborhoods for trick or treating, Alameda Ridge, Sellwood and Laurelhurst won’t disappoint.



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Aryne + Dulcinea are full-service, high-producing agents, who understand how to navigate the unique challenges facing the Portland real estate market. The secret to their success is in their professionalism and complementary skill sets. In 2012, Aryne + Dulcinea saw an opportunity to combine their creative and technical wisdom to create a values-driven, full-service agency unlike any other. Expert negotiators and project management mavens with a strong background in creative marketing, Aryne + Dulcinea serve as fierce advocates for their clients. Their passion for real estate relates closely to their commitment to the Portland way of life, which entails a dedication to sustainability and appreciation for all things local. As Earth Advantage Brokers and ADU Certified Specialists, Aryne + Dulcinea are savvy in all aspects of alternative living practices—from versatile housing additions, green building practices, and revenue-generating strategies. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Aryne & Dulcinea will work in collaboration to guide you in investing in your future and reaching you real estate goals.

Aryne greets working with clients throughout Portland with open arms. Licensed since 2005, she appreciates the ever shifting desires her clients have as they move through their real estate goals. Investigative genius on her side, Aryne will strive to bring you the results you desire.  When not working for you, Aryne is a constant cheerleader for her son and daughter’s pursuits on the basketball court and on the ballet stage! She practices yoga, hikes, loves to walk and explore Portland neighborhoods, reads, and delights in soaking up everything Portland has to offer! 

Dulcinea thrives on working with clients with a range of real estate goals.  Oregon born, with a design and an award-winning professional background, Dulcinea is steadfast when it comes to working for her clients and has a keen eye for properties that best serve client objectives. Licensed since 2013, Dulcinea works in and around Portland.  A mother of two and wife to her high school sweetie—in her free time she stays busy with her family, travel, community activism, exploring the outdoors, curating art shows, and dreaming big!

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