Lents is a neighborhood within Portland, Oregon.
People who prefer a slower-paced ambience will enjoy Lents. This part of the city is reasonably quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially around East Portland Freeway. Finally, access to parks, such as Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge and Brookside Wetlands, is very easy from a lot of locations within the neighborhood since there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to explore.
In Lents, around 70% of buildings are single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This neighborhood is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 55% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners and 45% are rented. The average year of construction for houses in this part of Portland is 1972.
The nearest grocery store in Lents is generally only a very short walk away. Furthermore, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and a limited selection of cafes is available as well. As far as education is concerned, locals will welcome that no matter where their property is located in Lents, primary as well as high schools are nearby. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Lents will attract physically active people because it is reasonably suitable for traveling on foot; many daily needs can be met without the use of a car. This part of the city is not particularly transit friendly. Nonetheless, there are a few bus lines, and it is very easy to reach a nearby bus stop from most homes. In contrast, the favored method to get around in this neighborhood is very often a car. It is easy to park, and most homes for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Portland Freeway.