The Charming Vintage Homes in Portland Oregon’s Alameda Neighborhood
These charming vintage homes are currently on the market and are located in Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, a desirable close-in area on the East side of the Willamette River and an easy 12-minute commute to downtown.
Alameda began its heydey in the 1920′s and maintained its popularity through several generations. Residents enjoy access to public transportation and several wonderful parks including Grant Park (19 acres) and Wilshire Park (14 acres), both of which offer a variety of activities including picnic areas, sport fields, playgrounds, dog off-leash areas, and wading pools. The schools in the Alameda district are among the best in the city of Portland; they include Alameda Elementary, Beaumont Middle School, Grant High School and Madeleine (a private K-8 Catholic school).
For those who prefer to get their exercise by walking, there’s a great walk through the Alameda neighborhood that allows for stunning views of charming and diverse homes and gardens, views over the city, and tree-lined steets. Many areas of the Alameda neighborhood have a high walk score.
You’ll find a wide variety of architectural home styles in the Alameda neighborhood, including English Tudor, Queen Anne, Craftsman bungalows, Southern colonials, and early Portland foursquare styles. The Alameda neighborhood is centered on the streets of NE 33rd and NE Fremont; north of Fremont, you’ll leave the symmetric grid-blocks and begin ascending in elevation where the streets run at angles, and some are circular. This hilly area is called the Alameda Ridge. Some of the homes on the ridge have commanding views of the West Hills, the Willamette River, and downtown.
In 2009, 76 homes were sold in the Alameda neighborhood in Portland OR; median sales price was $488,000 (a 9% decrease from 2008). The most popular cars for residents of the Alameda area are Subarus and Volvos. Many of Alameda’s best restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops are found along NE Fremont Street where you’ll find a wide variety to suit many tastes all within close proximity.
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Room Solutions Staging helps homeowners in all Portland neighborhoods (including Alameda) prepare their homes for a quicker sale. Starting with a verbal consultation, we advise sellers on cost-effective suggestions for easy cosmetic upgrades, paint colors that help sell a home, curb appeal tips, and proper furniture placement to showcase the home’s best features. For more information give us a call @ 503-246-1800 and join with our previous clients who sing the praises of home staging with Room Solutions!