Blog Stories Curb Appeal Vol. 9: Portland’s Historic Laurelhurst Neighborhood

Curb Appeal Vol. 9: Portland’s Historic Laurelhurst Neighborhood

By Aryne + Dulcinea, January 10, 2019

THE HISTORY

The legacy of Portland’s historic Laurelhurst neighborhood began in 1850, when Congress passed the Donation Land Claim. This statute encouraged European immigrants to migrate west, providing a powerful incentive which granted eligible populations ownership of up to 640 acres of land. More than 7,400+ patents were issued, making it one of the most substantial public land sale policies in national history. Portland’s historic Laurelhurst neighborhood evolved as a direct result of this legislative initiative and was officially founded in 1909.  

 

THE MARKET

One-hundred and ten years later, Laurelhurst is one of the most enviable and established neighborhoods in Portland. Of the approximately 4,600 Portlanders who reside in the area, more than 80% own their homes. Representing one of the highest percentages of home-ownership for any district city-wide, Portland’s historic Laurelhurst neighborhood is a consistently competitive market. Portland Monthly projects homes in this area sell for an average of $654,275 and last only 26 days on the market.

 

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT LAURELHURST

Exploring the tight-knit community will reveal an eclectic collection of architectural styles, meticulous gardens and dreamy public parks. The winding, tree-lined trees of Laurelhurst showcase a collection of homes impressive for both their stature and architectural styles. Here, you’ll find stately mansions, vintage Tudors and historic bungalows. Earning a Walk Score of 79, Laurelhurst provides easy access to 134 restaurants, bars and cafes.

Dinner: PambicheLaurelhurst MarketRestaurant Row
Events: 
Portland Greek Festival, Christmas on Peacock Lane, Annual Laurelhurst Yard Sale,
Activities: Laurelhurst TheaterLaurelthirst PubHollywood Vintage Costume ShopMusic Millennium
Parks: Laurelhurst Park

 

DEMOGRAPHICS (2010 CENSUS)

Residents: 4,633
Median Age: 43
Under 18 years: 24%
18 to 64 years: 64.4%
65 years and over: 11.6%

 

COMPARABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

Irvington

Average Home: $$632,224
Roseway

Average Home: $435,826
North Tabor

Average Home: $489,450
Sabin

Average Home: $601,490

Aryne + Dulcinea

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