Laurelhurst Real Estate Basics

Laurelhurst is one of the premier neighborhoods in Inner NE Portland. Most of Laurelhurst is in NE Portland, but the blocks between Burnside and Stark Street are in SE Portland. Laurelhurst Park, which attracts people from all over Portland, is the centerpiece of the neighborhood. Several sets of stone gates located at the perimeter of the neighborhood announce your entrance into Laurelhurst.

To the right is a list of all the active MLS listings in Laurelhurst. If you prefer, use the Interactive Map to view the location of all of the homes for sale in Laurelhurst. Either way, you’ll be able to view all of the fine properties for sale in Laurelhurst.

Laurelhurst Borders

Laurelhurst is a close-in neighborhood that straddles the border of SE and NE Portland. It is a short commute to downtown and is only minutes from the airport. It is bordered to the north by Interstate 84 (where it abuts Grant Park, the Hollywood District, and Rose City Park), to the east by Center, to the south by Hawthorne, and to the west by Kerns.

Neighborhood Association & Maps

Laurelhurst is represented by the Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association and belongs to the Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition. For more information on Laurelhurst, please click the links below:

Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association Website

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition Website

City of Portland SEUL Coalition Page

City of Portland Laurelhurst Page

City of Portland Laurelhurst Map

Laurelhurst Wikipedia Entry

Focal Point of Laurelhurst

The focal point of Laurelhurst is Laurelhurst Park, a nearly 30-acre urban oasis featuring a lake, majestic shade trees, and groomed landscaping and grounds. In 2001, the park was named to the National Register of Historical Places; it was the first U.S. city park to receive that distinction.

Laurelhurst Park provides a wonderful place to recreate while surrounded by flora and fauna. The park’s trees provide beauty and shade for park visitors. There are plenty of picnic tables (or space to throw down a blanket). Visitors may reserve one or more tables for birthday parties or other functions. The lake is home to ducks, fish, turtles, and more.

In addition to natural beauty, Laurelhurst Park has many activity-based features. These include basketball and tennis courts, soccer pitches, horseshoe and volleyball courts, play and fitness structures, a dance studio, and an off-leash dog park. As a proud parent of Laurelhurst Soccer Club (LSC) athletes, I’m always happy to go to Laurelhurst Park for games and for post-game time with the family.

Neighborhood Homes

Laurelhurst features an abundance of Craftsman, bungalow, Colonial, and Mediterranean homes. Laurelhurst does not follow the traditional grid system, but has a unique center core (Coe Circle) around which many of its streets radiate. This creates pie-shaped lots that do not adhere to the R-5 standard of 50’ x 100’. Laurelhurst has some larger homes (particularly near the park) on oversized lots. Laurelhurst real estate is generally at the higher end of pricing in the BIGHAT neighborhoods.

Shopping & Services

The Laurelhurst neighborhood is predominantly single-family homes with a tiny bit of commercial across its boundaries (e.g., Sandy Blvd to the north and Stark Street to the south). Accordingly, there isn’t much in the way of shopping or services within the neighborhood. However, because Laurelhurst is so central, it’s a stone’s throw to several areas that teem with retail, grocery, and professional/other services.

For groceries, the business districts in Hollywood, Hawthorne, and Mt. Tabor are close at hand. Fred Meyer can be found at Broadway & 28th and at Hawthorne & 39th. Trader Joe’s is tucked away at Halsey & 42nd. Whole Foods (Sandy & 43rd) and New Seasons (40th & Hawthorne) are also very close.

Food & Fun

Due to Laurelhurst’s residential nature, it’s not a hotbed of food and fun (although I’ve attended many house parties and can say otherwise (heh)). However, you’re never too far from great restaurants and activities.

My first stop near Laurelhurst is usually the Restaurant Row on NE/SE 28th. That’s where you’ll find a variety restaurants like Esparza’s (Tex-Mex), Tabla Bistro (Tapas), La Buca (Italian), and Bamboo Sushi. Follow your meal with a trip to kid-friendly Staccato Gelato. If you’re just up for a movie with beer and pizza, try the Laurelhurst Theater (Burnside & 27th) or the Bagdad Theater on Hawthorne.

Laurelhurst is also an easy, straight shot from downtown via Burnside or Stark. If you head toward downtown on Burnside, drop into Laurelhurst Market (is it a butcher shop or a high-end restaurant? – conveniently, it’s both). Burnside is also home to Casa del Matador (try the happy hour nachos and scratch margaritas) and Doug Fir where you can catch an ever-changing array of musical acts.

Public Schools

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Contacts - 911 & 411

Portland Police Bureau – ( Emergency – 911)

Portland Fire & Rescue – (Emergency – 911)

Ambulance, Hospitals, and Pet Hospitals - (Emergency – 911)

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Market Data & Trends

If you want to stay on top of the market, you’ll need some good data. Each month, the RMLS produces their Market Action Report (MAR) that covers the entire region. Each report shows year-to-year and month-to-month trends including median/average sales prices, months of inventory, market time, and more.

Each month I write a post on the first two pages from the MAR. My analysis shows changes in the five areas (North, Northeast, Southeast, The West Side, and Lake Oswego/West Linn).You can find these posts in my blog section or by typing “Market Action Report” into the search site box. I have a page dedicated to current and historical Market Action Reports. Click here to view that page.

Mortgages - Refinances - Home Equity

Paul Geske is a mortgage broker with Summit Mortgage. He is licensed in Oregon and Washington (NMLS #118286). Summit is a direct lender, so the underwriting period on in-house loans is compact. Click here to visit Paul’s website and for more information on mortgages, financing, and interest rates.

As a mortgage broker, Paul has access to a wide variety of loans. He helps his clients with purchases, refinances, and home-equity loans and lines. If you or someone you know is looking to buy in Laurelhurst, Paul would love to discuss your financing options over a cup of coffee. He is also happy to visit you to discuss a home improvement loan.

Paul is well versed with conforming and jumbo residential loans and with specialty loans such as VA, FHA, and 203k loans. In addition to financing primary residences, Paul helps his clients purchase or refinance second homes and investment properties (from one to four units). He has hands-on experience financing Home Path properties and can arrange investor financing for up to 10 properties per owner.

Resources & Referrals

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BIGHAT Real Estate Newsletter

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Neighborhood Listings

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Beds:4 Baths:2.0
SqFt:2692 YrBlt:1923
Beds:3 Baths:2.0
SqFt:1970 YrBlt:1922
4063 SE ASH ST
Beds:4 Baths:2.0
SqFt:3810 YrBlt:1917
Beds:4 Baths:3.1
SqFt:4226 YrBlt:1915
Beds:5 Baths:5.2
SqFt:6588 YrBlt:1927
Beds:3 Baths:2.0
SqFt:2216 YrBlt:1925
Beds:4 Baths:2.0
SqFt:2840 YrBlt:1941
1008 NE 33RD AVE
Beds:3 Baths:2.1
SqFt:2444 YrBlt:1931
Beds:3 Baths:2.1
SqFt:3696 YrBlt:1913
431 SE 37TH AVE
Beds:5 Baths:4.0
SqFt:3272 YrBlt:2014