The Irvington neighborhood harkens back to ten years before Oregon was awarded statehood: In 1849, Captain William Irving landed in the state after a journey on the Oregon Trail and claimed land in the neighborhood that would later be named after him. Today, the neighborhood still has the trees and fertile soil that attracted Irving in the first place, as well as many fun and interesting activities close nearby.
Upscale, colonial style homes draw families into this lovely and highly regarded area of Northeast Portland. The highly rated Grant High School and Irvington Elementary School are other great family draws when considering a home for sale in Irvington. Sloping roofs atop two or three-story homes, combined with porches, porticos, gardens and shrubbery make Irvington homes exciting to come home to! Hardwood floors inside combined with cozy brick fireplaces and plenty of windows welcome you to relax and unwind at any time of year.
Down the hill slightly from your Irvington house, unwind with some retail therapy at Lloyd Center Mall, which also features a figure skating ice rink! You can easily catch the MAX from there to downtown or anywhere you would like to go, and Tri-Met busses connect you everywhere in the city and Metro area as well. The Convention Center is nearby your Irvington home, and of course, Rose Garden Arena, home of the Trail Blazers, is just a hop skip and a jump away from your door. For those less attracted to public transportation, Irvington is incredibly close in to downtown over either the Broadway or Steele Bridge, and it’s also close by to the freeways to get you quickly where you need to go. Not to worry, though: Irvington isn’t so close to as to be flooded with the noise and traffic of the freeways, so your house remains a peaceful sanctuary!
You will blink a few times when you behold your new home in Irvington. Location and reputation give Irvington homes for sale extra pizzaz and will melt your heart to moving to Portland.