Hayden Island Neighborhood Guide for Portland, OR
Located in North Portland, the Hayden Island neighborhood is a marine community that is located in the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. It shares borders with the North Portland Harbor, Columbia River, Tomahawk and Hayden.
Because most of the island is within Portland City Limits, it is recognized as one of the city’s 95 neighborhoods.
In recent years, this community has seen a large influx of newer residents at least in part because of the Portland real estate market boom.
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This island community was first discovered in 1792 by Lt. William Robert Broughton, then commander of the Royal Navy survey. It has had several names over the years including Image Canoe Island and Shaw Island. Then in 1851, the island was renamed for the Oregon pioneer Gay Hayden, who owned the island at that time.
Hayden actually went on to build a stately home on the island and lived there for five years with his wife and twin children.
Today, homes in this Portland neighborhood tend to represent a wide array of home styles that include house boats, condominiums, and single-family homes.
There are even a number of apartments in the area.
Still, there is still quite a bit of land left to be developed n the island, particularly on the west side, meaning that future growth in population is likely.
Amenities to Check Out When You Live on Hayden Island
Local residents here love to frequent the Jantzen Beach shopping center, which includes such anchors as Target and Safeway.
This community also enjoys easy access to the Max light rail as well as I-5.
And for a fun-filled family weekend, this community offers a number of outdoors parks, including the Lotus Isle Park, Portland International Raceway and East Delta Park.
Other nearby amenities include the Portland Meadows Golf Course as well as the 40-Mile Loop. Don’t forget to take your kids to the Columbia Children’s Arboretum!
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Who could blame you? This is a wonderful Portland neighborhood that has plenty to offer buyers! Contact me, Gabby Tyer, and the rest of the team at Realty Solutions, to learn about available Hayden Island listings and to also inquire about the useful home buyer tools we provide!
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