Ever wanted to live in an urban neighborhood with the quiet suburb feel to it? Where a short commute from work would take you completely away from the bustle of shops and the hustle of work, without actually being too far out? Then the home you want is in Eastmoreland.
Living in Your Lovely Eastmoreland Home
Once upon a time in 1911, the area known as Eastmoreland was just a single colonial-style farmhouse surrounded by land. (The Jacques and Amelia Reinhart house is still standing at 7821 SE 30th Avenue if you want to see for yourself!) Today, Eastmoreland borders the southern part of the inner city and is closed off on three sides by Reed College, Eastmoreland Golf Course, and Crystal Springs. Homes in this neighborhood are spacious and range in architectural style from colonial to Spanish to modern and more. Though some homes are older, they have all gone though renovations to keep ahead the times as required by the neighborhood association. Expertly gardened front lawns are a frequent sight. Trees line each street, and the roads wind around, forcing any cars going through to go slow down, which is great for children at play. Halloween is a great neighborhood event, with neighbors all over pitching in to create a safe, well-lit and well-decorated place to Trick-or-Treat. Christmastime in Eastmoreland is truly a delight, as nearly every home puts on a spectacular light display.
Located within Eastmoreland Neighborhood
You and your family will be involved with your neighbors, and there will always be friends on the block. Reed College Place has park blocks and there are playgrounds and green spaces throughout the area. Duniway Elementary School is within walking distance, and is rated a 10/10 by the city; the private Holy Family school is also located within Eastmoreland. Like a suburb, shops and businesses are located away from the Eastmoreland homes, putting a little peace in your life if you’re looking at homes for sale in a less-crowded area.
Close to Eastmoreland Heights
Just west of Eastmoreland lie the quaint antique shops and restaurants of Sellwood, and to the East is the Reed College student hangout area and up-and-coming neighborhood of Woodstock. An easy journey by car to the Sellwood Bridge gets you downtown, and busses run through the area, although routes are limited. City busses do run frequently down Woodstock Blvd.