All About Portland
Portland, OR- America's Best Kept Secret!
Often referred to as "America's best kept secret", Portland, Oregon is the big city that feels like the All-American small town. Ask any resident of Portland to describe their hometown and you’re sure to hear people say “I love the mild weather”, or “the natural beauty of the city is breathtaking”, or maybe “it’s an exciting city filled with friendly people!” No wonder so many are relocating to Portland - it’s a great place to live, work and raise your family.
Portland – Enveloped by the Coast and the Mountains
Natural beauty envelops the city of Portland. This progressive city is situated between the stunning Coast Range to the west and the majestic Cascade Range to the east. If you love the water and all the activities associated with it, Portland is located at the junction of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. A mere 90 minute drive from downtown Portland and you can be on the scenic Oregon coast. If you’re more suited to the high country, you can escape in an hour-and-a-half to Mt. Hood and some of the most awesome skiing you’ll experience. For a more relaxed and refined adventure, you’re only 30 minutes from the peaceful vineyards and fertile farms of the Willamette Valley. For variety, life in Portland is difficult to beat!
More Reasons to Move to Portland!
If you’re still not convinced, take a look at what top-notch magazines and organizations are saying about the virtues of moving to Portland:
- Online Insider rated Portland in its Top 10 Least Expensive Cities
- Money Magazine selected Portland as one of the “Top 10 Best Places to Live”
- Reader's Digest rated Portland as "America's Cleanest City" (2005 survey)
- Portland was rated by Monster.com as one of the top 10 best places in the US to live and work for the under 40 crowd
- Runner’s World named Portland one of America’s towns for running
Portland on the Move
Offering distinctive neighborhoods filled with charm and character, Portland provides area residents an excellent transportation network which includes the MAX light-rail system complimented by buses, Portland Streetcars and freeways, highways, streets and bike paths. These superior transportation alternatives make living in Portland convenient and affordable especially in light of rising fuel cost.
Portland Public & Private Schools
Portland has the state’s largest school system. With its 75 neighborhood elementary and middle schools feeding 10 local high schools, Portland Public Schools offer students a challenging curriculum via a variety of traditional, charter and magnet schools. Specialty programs include courses in the fine arts, language immersion, International Baccalaureate programs, and emphasis on technical and health specialties.
Offering Portland parents and students more educational options, you’ll find a large number of private schools here as well. Private schools focus on offering curriculum ranging from foreign languages to fine arts to religion. Because many parents choose to home school their children, the Portland community offers one of the most supportive environments in the country.
Relocate to Portland
Covering 5000 square miles and spreading across 6 counties, the Metro area of Portland is the 4th largest city on the West Coast. If you’re moving to a city the size of Portland, knowing where to make the smartest investment in your next Portland home requires the help of a local real estate professional. Contact us today and we will guide to that perfect Portland home of your dreams.