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Portland Neighborhood Guide

Portland has been getting a lot of recognition over the last few years due to its arts scene and high quality if life. There is a sense of community in Portland that is not found just anywhere. The majestic skyline with snow capped mountains combined with a phenomenal transportation system is just a few reasons to consider Portland for retirement. There are 95 distinct neighborhoods, so there is a choice for you no matter what you are looking for. Here are a few to consider.

West Haven-Sylvan Area

The Regency offers upscale retirement living with many planned activities, a hair salon on-site, all building maintenance included and a 24-hour staff, so there is always help when you need it. Weekly housekeeping and laundry mean you have more time for yourself. Providence St. Vincent Hospital is next door, so a high level of care is available for any medical emergency.

With downtown Portland only minutes away, you can get out for a day at The Portland Japanese Garden or visit the Oregon Zoo. Washington Park is a great green space to meet others and enjoy some music or other entertainment.

Lloyd District

The heart of Portland boasts The Lloyd District. Here you can find retirement living at Pacifica Senior Living. Outside patios and greenspace combined with full-service meals and housekeeping mean you can explore the downtown with no worries. Residents are 55 and up, so this is a good choice for those that want a stress free early retirement.

You are close to the Willamette River waterfront and the Moda Center where you can enjoy a concert, or hockey or basketball game.

Across the river, you can find the Portland Saturday Market that is also open on Sundays. With an enormous array of arts and crafts, local foods, and beverages, you will always find something new. Live entertainment can also be found.

Legacy Emanual Medical Center is only minutes away, so access to great specialized medical care is at your fingertips.


If you like golf, then you will find several courses in this neighborhood. Some courses offer great views of the Columbia River, and you are close to the neighborhood of Bridgeton and The Portland Expo Center. The Portland International Raceway offers drag racing, motocross events, and more for entertainment.

Making The Choice Easier

If you can spend some time in a neighborhood then by all means, do so. This will help ensure your long-term satisfaction with your retirement.

Talking to other seniors in a neighborhood can also help you get a grasp on what it is like to live in a neighborhood. Since Portland has so many local shops and farmer's markets, it is a great place to meet locals.

The high standard of living and culture in Portland combined with breathtaking natural beauty is too much to resist, so real estate is becoming harder to find than it once was and the cost is rising. A low crime rate means Portland is a safe place to retire and live life to the fullest.

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