About Hollywood District
The Hollywood District in Portland, Oregon, like its Los Angeles counterpart, gets its name from the movie industry: After the opening of the Hollywood Theater on Sandy Boulevard in 1926, Portland’s ‘Hollyrood District’ was renamed in the theater’s honor. Today, the Hollywood Theater still stands as an iconic business for its namesake neighborhood, along with a thriving business district bordered by lovely homes.
Homes for Sale in the Classic Hollywood District
The Hollywood District features both homes and condos for sale. Condos for sale here are newer developments, with all the modern comforts you could ask for combined with being literally just a few blocks from both fun neighborhood shopping and staple stores such as grocery and drugstores. North of Hollywood’s shopping district lie the neighborhood’s famous large, beautiful, and more historical homes in a family oriented setting. Homes for sale in this part of the Hollywood District are classic styles or Bungalow style, although some of the restored originals from the neighborhood are of the New England style. This means driving home to your street lined with many trees, to a real wood or brick home with a beautifully landscaped lawn and front garden, and a covered stoop or front porch with pillars to welcome you. Take off your wet gear in the foyer and smile, as you relax into your new home where it always feels bright and sunny.
Activities in Your New Neighborhood
Sandy Boulevard is a main artery through Northeast Portland, and along with the Hollywood Theater, on or near that boulevard lie hundreds of businesses, shops, and activity centers. The Hollywood Library, part of the Multnomah County Library system, is large and recently renovated, as is the Hollywood Community Center. The Hollywood Theater still stands with its Spanish-style architecture, making a super fun family or date night activity. Just as iconic is the Hollywood Bowl, where you and your family and friends can practice your “I just got a strike!” dance. All kinds of neighborhood shopping is available in Hollywood, including antiques, Akido lessons, and gourmet coffee. Tapas restaurants such as Magnolia’s Corner and neat bars such as Moon and Sixpence also help create a fun experience, and you can jump in for a moment for a break from the busyness of the streets. Taking care of business, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods provide quality grocery staples just blocks away from your door, and Rite Aide is there for all of your prescriptions and medicines, while a 24-Hour Fitness with a full-size pool and basketball court help you stay in shape. Bordering your neighborhood is the 20-acre Grant Park.
Getting Around By Foot, Car, and Bicycle in the Hollywood District
Portland’s light rail, the Metropolitan Area Express (known fondly to residents as the MAX) stops in the heart of the Hollywood District, landing you in the Hollywood Transit Mall that will get you on a Tri-Met bus to anywhere in the city. Not only are there ample bike lanes as well as public transportation, however, but the Hollywood District offers one of the most friendly neighborhood shopping districts for cars: Nearly all businesses here have small parking lots in addition to street parking, a rarity for Portland. Walkability in the Hollywood District is the second highest in all of Portland, with a score of 94 out of 100 according to Walkscore.com. And that’s out of all 89 Portland neighborhoods!
You’ll Love Moving to Hollywood
If you want to live in a classic Portland neighborhood, but with lots of neighborhood shopping activities right outside your door, Hollywood is definitely where you’ll find your new home.