Portland Oregon is becoming a hotspot not just for hipsters and young singles but for retirees and everyone in between. Portland has so many resources for active adults and by making it your retirement community you can benefit from its many advantages. With over 220 parks, urban wildernesses, bike friendly trails and miles of pathways, being an active adult important one is easy. Due to its natural beauty, geographical location and affordable lifestyles, Portland has become one of the top places for many people, not only for retirees but for working individuals, young people, college graduates and young families. Housing prices are still relatively low and there are numerous retirement communities surrounding Portland as well as downtown. Quieter communities such as Hood River, the golfing paradise of Brandon, one of the top rated retirement communities of Bend and downtown, all inspire retirees to find their perfect location.
Downtown Portland features more than 75 arts organizations including the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Ballet Theater and Symphony, the Portland Opera and the Oregon Historical Society Museum as well as OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. These alone could keep you busy if you prefer arts and entertainment.
If you're a foodie, there are hundreds of eclectic restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, coffees and bistros to rooftop cafés and exquisite cultural experiences.
Portland also has numerous medical facilities such as the OHSU Hospital and numerous clinics in a variety of neighborhoods, districts, and towns around the Portland Metro area.
Transportation is also an extremely important factor for many retirees. Even though downtown Portland and places like the Pearl District are practically perfect walkable neighborhoods there are numerous other transportation available such as the MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) light rail system, the Portland Aerial Tram in numerous Portland street cars. Amtrak also offer service here and the international airport is less than 20 minutes from downtown.
Portland truly does make an excellent retirement community but it also depends on what type of home you're looking for. In the downtown Metro area of the Northwest District and the Pearl District there are primarily smaller condominiums and high-end residential apartments. These homes started about $220,000 and easily top $1 million depending on size, location and condition. In the outlying areas there are several historical neighborhoods offering beautiful homes that are fully renovated and restored and others that would be an ideal project.
In even further outlying areas such as Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin there are a variety of homes built from the 1980s to new construction today starting about $300,000. In Lake Oswego, there are multiple homes on the river and on the water if you're looking for a waterfront property. These start about $350,000.
If you're looking to make Portland your retirement mecca feel free to browse my website for all the different areas and information on the communities throughout the Portland metro area or simply contact me for more personal touch to your home buying experience in Portland real estate. I look forward to helping you find the perfect place to retire in Portland.