The area that surrounds the 26-acre Laurelhurst Park is known for its huge, historic homes and winding streets. The Laurelhurst neighborhood is located on the edge of the northeast and southeast sections of Portland, and it’s one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods. The neighborhood borders popular restaurant and shopping areas, including Sunnyside to the south, Kerns to the west, North Tabor to the east, and Hollywood to the north.
The neighborhood features Bungalow-style homes with a covered front porch to well-preserved stone and brick homes with grandiose lawns. This walkable neighborhood also includes tree-lined streets for the children and well-behaved dogs, and is conveniently located nearby major commuter streets that are within walking, biking or jogging distance to popular dining and shopping experiences. It is excellent for families and professionals looking for an easy commute, as it is a quick 15 minute drive to downtown with easy freeway access, and has a series of public transportation options.
The center of this all-residential neighborhood is Coe Circle, a traffic circle adorned with a golden statue of Joan of Arc and World War I memorial. Other iconic landmarks include the Laurelhurst Theater, an art deco movie theater and pub from the 1930s. Residents are active in the community and schools and are currently in the process of getting the neighborhood listed as a Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places.
Also worth noting is Laurelhurst Park, one of the most popular parks in Portland, as it features towering trees, a pond, basketball court, play area and dog park. The park also includes historical sites, a horseshoe pit, picnic tables, playgrounds, soccer field, tennis court, and volleyball court.
In 2016, the average median home price in Laurelhurst was $649,000.