The neighborhood of Portland is situated within the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Portland. There are a few parks close by for residents to check out, such as Lannan Memorial Park and Old Portland Wharf Park, which results in them being easy to get to from many locations in this part of the city. Since there are few people out and about on the streets, this area is relatively quiet; however those who are around one of the railway lines, US Highway 150 or Interstate 64 may experience higher levels of noise.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing the majority of the dwellings in Portland, and the remaining houses are mainly small apartment buildings. This area has a selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this neighborhood rent their home while the remainder are owners. Most of the housing growth in this part of Louisville happened prior to the 1960s.
The nearest grocery store in Portland is typically only a short walk away. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who care about nearby restaurants. With respect to education, in this part of the city, locals will usually be able to get to primary as well as high schools on foot. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Driving is very often the best mode of transportation in Portland. Most real estate listings are a very short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 264, and it is very easy to park. However, the public transit system in Portland is not very practical. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually just around the corner. Traveling by foot in Portland is not very popular, despite the fact that meeting daily needs is convenient.