University Park is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.
University Park is a good neighborhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm environment. This part of the city is reasonably quiet, as the streets are generally quite tranquil - however noise can be problematic near the railway line. Finally, there are a few green spaces nearby for residents to explore, such as Columbia Park, and they are especially well-spread out, making them easy to access from the majority of locations in this part of Portland.
In University Park, the vast majority of buildings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. This neighborhood has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about 55% of the units in University Park while renters occupy the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred before the 1960s.
Property owners in University Park will be pleased to learn that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. A limited number of restaurants and coffee shops are available as well. Concerning education, it is a short walk to reach primary schools from any location in University Park. On the other hand, University Park does not have any high schools. Residents are served by public and private elementary schools.
Moving around by car is easy in this part of Portland. It is convenient to come across a place to park. On the other hand, commuting by transit can be difficult in this part of Portland due to the service's low frequency. Nonetheless, the neighborhood is served by a few bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. This area is not particularly suitable for walking because few daily errands can be run on foot.