Laurelhurst is a neighborhood within Portland, Oregon.
Laurelhurst is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the feel of this neighborhood. Most areas in Laurelhurst are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor, although that is not the case close to Banfield Expressway. It is easy to get to parks in the neighborhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore. Finally, this part of the city has numerous places to enjoy. Despite the fact that there is a narrow selection of entertainment venues, there are many people around most of the time, and with the nightlife venues in nearby neighborhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink as they are generally located very close by.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Laurelhurst is an important part of its character. This area has a variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 90% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners and 10% are rented. The buildings in this part of the city are very old, because almost all of its dwellings were built prior to the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed 1960.
It is a short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from any location in Laurelhurst. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. Regarding food, it is especially convenient to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any location in Laurelhurst. In addition, there are a fair number of options in close proximity for those who care about restaurants and cafes. It is also a rather short distance to a decent variety of clothing stores.
Regardless of the medium of transportation, it is reasonably straightforward to travel in Laurelhurst. Physically active house buyers will be pleased with the very pedestrian-friendly nature of Laurelhurst; meeting day-to-day needs is very convenient on foot, and there are also a good number of businesses in proximity. Traveling by public transit is convenient in Laurelhurst as a result of a few nearby bus lines. This area is also quite car friendly. It is a short drive to the nearest highway, such as Banfield Expressway, from any location in Laurelhurst, and it is easy to access a place to park.