Welcome to Southwest Hills
Rising above Portland, the homes on Alameda Ridge provides stunning vistas of the Willamette as it winds its way through downtown Portland. This tight-knit community offers walkable tree-lined streets, an assortment of nearby parks and schools, and local eateries and shops. Favorites among locals are the Alameda café and the Alameda Brewhouse.
Where is Alameda?
Alameda is a neighborhood in Northeast Portland, Oregon centered around the cross-streets of NE Fremont and 33rd Avenue. It’s bordered by the Concordia, Beaumont-Wilshire, Grant Park, Irvington, and Sabin neighborhoods. Alameda Neighborhood Association is part of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and is included in City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Real Estate Year-in-Review for 97201
Reflecting the broader Portland residential real estate market, 97201 Zip Code enjoyed brisk sales. Based on data from Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS), there were 273 homes sold last year with an average sales price of $583,248. The average Combined Days On Market (CDOM) for 97201 in 2016 was 56 days. The Sold-Price Ratio was 97.86 percent, which denotes the percentage of difference between the original list price and the sale price. Buyers were represented by their own agent (separate from the listing agent) in 87.18% of the transactions listed in RMLS for this Zip Code.
Neighborhood attendance areas for the Alameda neighborhood include the following schools: Alameda Elementary (K-5), Beaumont Middle School and Grant High School. For more information on schools, bus schedules, attendance areas and a host of other useful information please visit Portland Public Schools. For ratings, visit GreatSchools.org.
According to public records, the Alameda neighborhood has a total of 23,733 total households in Alameda, with slightly more white collar workers (15,914) to blue collar workers (11,798). Most Alameda residents are college educated. 12,394 residents have a Bachelors Degree, while 9,716 have post-graduate degrees. Median income for those aged 45-64 is $73,162, while those over 65 show a median income of $50,105. Average household incomes in Alameda is $85,026. Average household net worth is $576,816.
Alameda is known for being family friendly and relaxed residential qualities. The tree-lined streets, the view from Alameda Ridge and older, architecturally significant homes make Alameda a great choice. This doesn’t mean you’ll have to travel far to shop or dine out. Fremont Street is home to all manner of popular diversions - including Grand Central Bakery, coffee shops, vintage and upscale clothing stores, fine dining as well as the Alameda Brew Pub.
You’ll find Wilshire Park just outside the neighborhood boundary on 33rd Street. A perfect place for dogs as Wilshire Park sports an off-leash area for your four-legged family member. Alameda receives the following grades from Walk Score: Walk Score: 62, Transit Score: 48, Bike Score: 74.
Getting Around Southwest Portland
There is no argument that the area of Southwest known as Portland Heights occupies a pride of place among the cityscape of Portland. Adjectives fall short here. Stunning, cultivated and refined elegance is on perennial display in the homes and in the tree-lined streets as you wind your way to Washington Park. The stunning vista that awaits you - the panoramic view of the city and the Mountains - Hood, St. Helens and Adams - offer a panorama unrivaled by cities anywhere in the world.
If this were all Southwest had to offer it would be enough, but the surrounding natural beauty of Marquam Nature Park and the many offerings of Washington Park will leave you breathless with opportunity. Situated on 140 acres, Washington Park provides more than 15 miles of hiking trails, a Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden, The World Forestry Center, The Portland Japanese garden and the Hoyt Arboretum — noted for bringing world-class entertainment as part of it’s summer concert series - as well as boasting a collection of Coast Redwoods more than 150 feet tall. I’ll go out on an old-growth limb to say that no other city has so successfully and tastefully integrated its communities into the very fabric of its sublime natural beauty.
And there’s so much more to Southwest. Staying on the Southwest side of the city brings you Providence Park - home to the Portland Timbers - a point of pride for Portland as this soccer team brought us our first National Championship since 1977 (when the Blazers took the NBA finals). It’s also home to the Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland’s most exclusive athletic club - and one of the finest in the country. Closer to downtown find Union Way - a modern arcade-style shopping experience housing 9 shops (including Oregon’s own high-end outfitters Danner, Will Leather Goods and Steve Alan classic apparel) in a bright alley that connects Powell’s Books to the Ace Hotel. Take a break from all the shopping - window or otherwise - by treating yourself to the handcrafted offerings of the trendsetting tavern Clyde Common that never disappoints - their happy hour can’t be beat. Living in close-in Southwest means a luxury address with access to the finest Portland has to offer.
But the allure of Southwest only increases as you travel out of the city along Barbur Boulevard through Burlingame, Markham and Multnomah. Massive evergreens and lush forest challenge the notion that you are still within the borders of a major metropolitan area. Here you’ll find a collection of neighborhoods that easily shrug off any description as a ‘suburb’ - rather they exist as independent, vibrant communities that seem to have more in common with the notion of a town within a city. Take Multnomah as example, at it’s core is Multnomah Village where streets lined with cafes, art galleries, and shops brimming with antiques provide the perfect backdrop for sophisticated - yet grounded - neighborhood living so close to the city.
The same holds true for the adjacent neighborhoods. Many of the homes capitalize on the natural surroundings, allowing for larger lots, lush mature landscapes and homes that suit starter families (entry-level ranches) toestablished families (large contemporary homes with impressive gardens). Moving here with your family also provides the added advantage of the highly-ranked public schools that contribute to Southwest’s reputation of being one of the best addresses to have in the city.
These urban communities will forever challenge the notion that suburban offerings can’t match those of their big-city cousins. The Chart House on Terwilliger offers astounding vistas to rival those of Portland Heights, and world-class health care is found in either of OHSU's two hospitals (OHSU Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital). Moving or relocating to just outside the psychological boundaries of Portland means losing nothing and gaining a whole lot in return.