The neighborhood of Northwest is located in the city of Portland, Oregon.
Northwest is a great neighborhood for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Even though the ambience is not the most lively in this part of Portland with its approximately 30 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. However, there are a few parks nearby for residents to discover, like Forest Park and Holman Park, which results in them being easy to reach from most locations in the neighborhood.
Many of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Northwest, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighborhood also has a good choice of unit sizes - houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy around 60% of the units in Northwest while owners occupy the remainder. Most homes in this neighborhood were built prior to the 1960s, during its main housing boom.
Residents will appreciate that no matter where their property is situated in Northwest, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. With respect to eating, it is very often practical for property owners in Northwest to shop for groceries on foot. In addition, those who like to dine in restaurants or cafes will have a fair number of choices in Northwest. It is also easy to access a selection of clothing stores on foot.
Active property owners will be pleased with the quite pedestrian-friendly character of this part of Portland; many daily needs are convenient to meet by walking, and there are also a fair number of businesses in proximity. The best method to move around in Northwest is often a car. Parking is easy, and many homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 405. On the other hand, the public transit system in Northwest is not especially convenient. Nonetheless, there are a few bus lines traversing the neighborhood, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby.