The neighborhood of Kenton is situated within the city of Portland, Oregon.
Kenton offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This part of Portland is fairly good for those who like quiet areas, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome near one of the railway lines or Pacific Highway. Lastly, green spaces, such as Portland International Raceway and Kenton Park, are very well-located and there are a few of them close by for residents to check out, which makes it easy to reach them.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing the vast majority of the dwellings in Kenton, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings. This neighborhood experienced its biggest housing boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this time period. This area offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around two thirds of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas the rest are renters.
It is easy to reach the nearest supermarket on foot from any home in this neighborhood. There are also a limited number of choices for those who value restaurants and cafes in close proximity. With regards to education, residents will find that no matter where their home is located in Kenton, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools.
Kenton is very car friendly. Many houses for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Pacific Highway, and it is easy to park. However, Kenton is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, home owners have access to around 10 bus lines, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. Traveling by foot is not very common in Kenton, even though many daily errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle.