This is the first Neighborhood Highlight on our Kover Realty website. Each highlight will feature a neighborhood in Portland on a monthly basis including the boundaries, architectural styles, business districts and amenities. There’s no better place to start than the Hazelwood neighborhood, part of the Gateway area in East Portland. As a first time home buyer in 2012, I was taken in by the large lots, mature landscaping and affordable ranch style houses. The central location gives residents an easy commute to Downtown via I-84 or the MAX train. Here you have quick access to Mt. Tabor Park, Montavilla, Division, Hawthorne, and Belmont districts for boutique shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Hazelwood is in both Northeast and Southeast PDX, and one of the largest and most populous neighborhoods in Portland.
Other close by neighborhoods with large numbers of ranches include Parkrose Heights, Parkrose, Russell and Argay with some of the largest split levels around.
Hazelwood is home to the Gateway Discovery Park on NE Halsey St. and NE 106th Ave. that is nearly an entire city block. The park includes a skate park, water pad, playground and grassy area for concerts and has updated the business district between NE 102nd Ave. and NE 113th Ave.
If you would like to find out more about the Hazelwood neighborhood send me a note.