8.4 out of 10

Grant Park

Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Portland
45.5390854618432 -122.627436862624
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Charming, Upscale, Family Neighborhoods"

Grant Park is an upscale community located in the northeast section of Portland. The neighborhoods are family orientated, with gorgeous streets and homes as well as outstanding public schools. Centered in town is the famous Grant Park which is 20 acres filled with sports fields, an outdoor pool, picnic areas, mature trees, bike baths and the Beverly Clearly Sculpture Garden since many scenes from her books take place in Grant Park. From the park you can walk to nice restaurants and shops.

Grant Park is a convenient suburb to live in if you work in downtown Portland. Public transportation is good as well and you have the benefits of living in a quality neighborhood while enjoying what the city has to offer. Housing prices are on the higher end compared to many of Portland suburbs but you get what you pay for and with Grant Park, you get a lot. One of my favorite areas in Portland. Period.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Family Friendly and Quite Beautiful"

Grant Park is a neighborhood that always feels quite safe and family friendly. One of the highlights of this area is its namesake, Grant Park. This park is really one of the nicest in the city and includes everything one could want including gorgeous old trees, a playground, pool, and a dog area. It also has a special Beverly Cleary Sculpture garden dedicated to the children's book writer who lived in Grant Park when she was a child.

This neighborhood is extremely convenient and one of my favorites in the Northeast. You can easily get to Laurelhurst, Hollywood, and Irvington. There are some very pretty homes in various styles including craftsman, bungalows and cottages. The streets are all very well-maintained and people seem very laid back and relaxed. You will see a lot of families with children in Grant Park. I would say the homes are probably among the most expensive in the NE.

Although Grant Park doesn't have a lot of shopping, you can walk to stores and restaurants in Hollywood. Grant Park is also nearby public transportation options including the MAX in Hollywood and a variety of bus stops. Of course, since you are in NE Portland, a drive to downtown will take less than 15 minutes!
Pros
  • Beautiful homes
  • Family-friendly
  • Park and pool
Cons
  • Expensive housing
  • Not very diverse
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Popular Family-Friendly Neighborhood With a Great Park"

This Northeast Portland neighborhood is named after Grant Park, a large city park. The park is best known for the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden, a great water feature incorporating life-sized sculptures of characters from her children's stories. Nearby Klickitat Street was the setting for several of her books. The park is nearly 20 acres, and has a very nice heated outdoor pool that is quite popular during the summer months.

The Grant Park neighborhood. is very walkable; it's easy to visit the library, restaurants, and locally-owned stores on foot. Though there's no grocery store in Grant Park itself, the neighboring Hollywood district offers a Trader Joe's. While there are a limited number of restaurants and stores in Grants Park itself, everything else you could need can be found in Hollywood, a short walk away.

The homes in this district are beautiful older Craftsman houses. This family-friendly neighborhood feels quiet and well maintained. Streets are tree-lined, and on the sidewalks you're likely to see joggers, moms with strollers, and plenty of kids.

Located next to several other desirable neighborhoods, Grant Park is a very popular area, which makes it more expensive than other parts of the city. As a result, most residents are white collar professionals. Residents seem to love living here in the center of everything.
Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Park and pool
  • Beautiful homes
Cons
  • Expensive housing
  • Not very diverse
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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