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Willamette or West Linn?

By Erika George & Kari McGee, June 12, 2021

“Have you heard about the cute, historic city of  Willamette down past West Linn?”

“You mean the historic and cute Willamette neighborhood in West Linn?”, I say.

“No, Willamette, down on the river – with all the cute storefronts and shops, and historic homes!”

Right!  The historic Willamette neighborhood in West Linn.  We love it!

Well, whichever city you think can claim this fun district, it’s definitely getting noticed by Portland-area home buyers.  Our clients Nick and Annie started considering a move more than a year ago when Nick landed a new dream job south of Portland.   The commute from SE 54th St in Portland to Nick’s new job wore thin for the entire family, and it became clear that a shorter commute, and preferably a bike commute, was the goal for their next real estate chapter.

But Annie quickly expressed reservations about living in the Suburbs.  The plethora of 80s and 90s houses just were not appealing to her, and after living in a walk and roll-able SE Portland community for the better part of a decade, she was resistant to giving that up.

Enter the Historic Willamette neighborhood of West Linn.  Old House charm?  Check.  Blocks to the neighborhood school?  Check.  Blocks to shops, the Summer Street Market, and restaurants?  Check.  Option for Nick to bike commute to work?  Check.  Blocks to this?


Check.  Double Check. 








Oh and this…














Congratulations Nick and Annie.  We know you are going to make the most of everything your new fantastic suburban neighborhood has to offer.

Kari & Erika


Erika & Kari

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market for almost two decades. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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