Portland Retirement – Retire in Portland Oregon
If retirement is on the horizon and you have been thinking about planting your roots in a new city, retire in Portland.
Safe, walkable and charming communities make a Portland retirement an ideal place to move. Money Magazine named the Goose Hollow neighborhood in Portland as one of the best places to retire. Downtown Portland is also an excellent place to retire because everything is so walkable, OHSU is near by and the transit system is one of the best around. Downtown Portland is filled with excellent restaurants, museums, shops and so many other great places of interests, that people from around the world come to retire here.
Living in style in your own beautiful and affordable Condo.
When you are ready to purchase but not looking forward to all of the general maintenance or upkeep it takes to own your own place, Many Condo communities offer excellent situations where everything is taken care of for you. Many Condo’s have an exercise pool, therapy pool, fitness room, cafe, community center and a lounge. View some Goose Hollow and Downtown Portland condo’s below.
If you enjoy having your single family resident, with your own backyard to garden and relax in, there are many beautiful homes in excellent communities that would be ideal to retire to. Every Portland neighborhood offers something unique to bring to the table. Portland is great because it is not spread out too far which makes riding a bike or walking so much more enjoyable. Portland prides itself on supporting local business owners so you can expect to find many new and unique restaurants and shops of all different varieties. Portland has excellent Golf Courses ranked high in the nation, many beautiful parks and rose gardens, amazing views and rivers and creeks scattered everywhere.
Ready to move away from the sweltering heat, constant traffic, unhealthy smog levels, unfriendly neighbors and very few enjoyable places of interest and into something completely opposite? Portland Oregon is the perfect place to retire. Contact me and I would be happy to recommend some excellent condo’s or homes in the neighborhood that’s perfect for you.
Kevin Levy – Oregon Realtor
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DOWNTOWN – Retire to Portland Oregon in a Penthouse Downtown Condo
Downtown Portland is a unique and hip part of Portland that has an abundance of charm, history, beauty and charecture. Downtown Portland borders Nob Hill and Goose Hollow and extends along the Willamette River as well as the 405 Fwy. Walking around downtown you will notice many narrow streets and compact blocks. This was in mind when Downtown was being built so walking around can be that much easier and more corner lot stores available. The accessibility to get around is excellent. Everything from the Street cars, tri-met bus’s, taxi’s, easy to bike, easy to walk, it is no wonder why Downtown Portland is one of the many highlights all of Portland has to offer. It is also no wonder why everyone loves to retire in Portland Oregon.
Portland State University (PSU) brings in thousands of people moving to Portland, Oregon and has the largest enrollment of any school in the state. During the past year PSU has awarded over 4000 Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in a wide variety of majors.
There are so many excellent restaurants, shops, pubs and cafe’s that it would be impossible to list them all. On a larger scale, here are a few places of interest - Portland’s Saturday Market, The Oregon Maritime Museum, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Waterfront Park which hosts great events such as the Blues Festival, beer festivals, 4th of July festivals and so many others to mention. The night life in Downtown use to shut down around 8:00pm back in the 80′s but with an abundance of live music venues, restaurants, bars, museums, performance art, dance clubs and many other great places of interest, Downtown has become a place that stays alive well into the early morning and one of the reasons why so many people love the downtown area.
There is also the Portland Downtown Services Inc. that is committed to providing a safe and clean area by providing, Private security, sidewalk cleaning, graffiti removal and crime-prevention.
The downtown Portland Condo’s for sale are elegant to perfection. Penthouse’s with picturesque views and custom luxury floor plans. You will not find many single family residential homes for sale, most everything you will see will be condo’s. Condo prices range everywhere from $130,000 to $2,800,000, perfect for the PSU student or a couple seeking to retire in style. Retire to Portland.
I am a licensed and professional Portland Realtor
and I love the Portland homes for sale. I look forward to working together. Below is a current list of property listings.
Goose Hollow Real Estate – Portland Realtors love this neighborhood.
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Goose Hollow was named after the migrating geese who used to stop there to gather. It acquired its distinctive name through early residents’ practice of letting their geese run free throughout the wooded hollow in the Tualatin Mountains. Goose Hollow has one of the highest rated schools in the Portland School district. Lincoln High-school brings families all across the US moving into Portland.
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I personally love driving through Goose Hollow in Southwest Portland just to enjoy the beautiful architecture of all of these homes and Condo’s. As a Portland Realtor, I love this neighborhood and have the honor of entering into many of these gorgeous floor plans and paradise backyards. Goose Hollow Condos and town homes can be Penthouses with ultimate privacy, masterfully designed with great views and contemporary styles. The MAX Light Rail system travels through the neighborhood, stopping at the PGE Park, Kings Hill/SW Salmon and Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson St stations. Whether you commute to downtown or west to Beaverton or Hillsboro, it’s a easy walk down the to a MAX stop from most parts of the neighborhood. Goose Hollow is also served by two major freeways: Interstate 405 (which divides it from Downtown Portland) and U.S. Route 26.
PGE Park is a multi-purpose sports facility located on the north edge of Goose Hollow. I think everyone is still waiting for Major League Baseball to come to Portland, but PGE is a bit too small to house such a large crowd. PGE Park is home to the Triple-A Baseball Portland Beavers and professional soccer’s Portland Timbers. The Timbers are a member of the United Soccer League and in 2011 they will join the major ranks when they play in the MLS. (not the Multiple Listing Service
Thinking of the perfect city to relax in…The October 2007 issue of Money Magazine named the Goose Hollow neighborhood as one of the best places to retire. The article states that, “Goose Hollow is walking distance to Washington Park, which is home to the Japanese Garden, the International Test Rose Garden and the Hoyt Arboretum. Goose Hollow’s Walk Score is in the 90′s out of 100, meaning this is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Portland. Check out my Portland relocation guide if moving to Portland Oregon is on your Horizon.
As one of the original residential areas in Portland, Goose Hollow is marked by turn-of-the-century homes.”
A charming neighborhood, with a delightful mix of old and new. Goose Hollow’s streets are lined with older Portland homes dating from the turn of the century. Some former homes have been converted into law offices, coffee shops and other businesses, making this area a mix of residential and commercial. You can also expect to find many apartments, condo’s, duplex’s and multi-plex’s. Goose Hollow is home to some of Portland’s oldest dining establishments.
Kevin Levy – Realtor