Oct. 7, 2010

Forest Park: Portland Real Estate Profile

Forest Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Portland, mainly because of the massive park, aptly named Forest Park.  The park is the largest of its kind within city limits anywhere in the US, boasting 5,170 acres and over 40 miles of trails. The area combines rolling green pastures, stunning views East and West, and fine homes in both new developments and on existing large lots. The neighborhood has a pleasantly rural quality to it, especially given that it’s only a short drive from the vibrant Northwest Portland neighborhood, and all that it has to offer.

Located high in the West Hills, Forest Park is named, obviously enough, for Forest Park, which extends northward from the neighborhood for miles. With hiking trails aplenty, a true feeling of natural serenity and proximity to amenities, Forest Park is a great choice for the nature-lover who doesn’t want to be too isolated.

Forest Park Real Estate

Forest park real estate comes in fourth among Portland's most expensive neighborhoods behind Southwest Hills, Hillside and Arlington Heights with an average home price of $628,900 .  The 5 year price gain was 12% which is very good, considering that most home prices fell in the housing slump.  44 is the average age of ownership and 81% of the homes are owner occupied.   Forest Park came in #2 our of 100 neighborhoods in Portland on walkscore.com for the best walking areas.

Parks and Recreation

  • Forest Park

Schools

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Statistics

  • Click Here to view demographics, property tax information and more for Forest Park.
  • Click Here to compare Forest Park to other Portland neighborhoods.
  • Click Here to view crime statistics for Forest Park.
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