Houses for Sale in Laurelhurst

Buying a Home in Laurelhurst

Laurelhurst is an affluent and historic neighborhood in Portland, Oregon known for its picturesque streets, vintage homes, and Laurelhurst Park. The neighborhood is located in Southeast Portland, bordered by Kerns, Sullivan's Gulch, Hollywood, North Tabor, and Sunnyside.


Laurelhurst was developed in the early 1900s by the Laurelhurst Company as one of Portland's first planned neighborhoods. The neighborhood features a unique street pattern and housing stock that remains distinctive, with many homes built between 1910-1925 in styles like Arts and Crafts, Bungalow, Portland Foursquare, and Spanish Revival. Several homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The nearly 30-acre Laurelhurst Park, located at the southern edge of the neighborhood, is a key feature designed by Emanuel T. Mische in the Olmsted tradition. The park received National Historic Place designation in 2001. Coe Circle, near the center of Laurelhurst, features a gilded equestrian statue of Joan of Arc donated in 1925.


As of 2000, Laurelhurst had a population of around 4,500 residents in 1,765 households, with a high owner-occupancy rate of 92%. The median home value in Laurelhurst is $860,499 as of 2022, significantly higher than the national median of $281,900. Homes in the neighborhood tend to sell quickly, often with multiple offers.


Despite some changes over the years, Laurelhurst has retained its character as a desirable historic neighborhood close to downtown Portland. The Laurelhurst Historic District was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.

Selling a Home in Laurelhurst

Selling your home in the desirable Laurelhurst neighborhood of Portland can be a lucrative endeavor, but it's important to work with an experienced real estate agent who knows the local market. CENTURY 21 Northstar, a leading brokerage in the Portland metro area, is well-equipped to guide you through the home selling process in Laurelhurst.


CENTURY 21 Northstar's team of dedicated agents will work tirelessly to showcase the unique features and historic charm of your Laurelhurst home. They'll leverage the brokerage's extensive network and marketing resources to reach a wide pool of potential buyers, from families drawn to the neighborhood's excellent schools and community amenities to investors seeking high-end properties.


The Laurelhurst area is known for its tree-lined streets, vintage architecture, and proximity to desirable amenities like Laurelhurst Park and the Laurelhurst Beach Club. CENTURY 21 Northstar agents will highlight these sought-after aspects of your home to attract the right buyers and maximize your sale price.


Additionally, as part of the globally recognized CENTURY 21 network, CENTURY 21 Northstar can provide you with access to a wealth of resources and tools designed to streamline the home selling process. From coordinating inspections and appraisals to navigating the complexities of closing paperwork, their experienced agents will handle all the details so you can focus on a smooth and successful transaction.


If you're considering selling your home in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, trust the experts at CENTURY 21 Northstar to guide you through every step of the process.

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Why Live in Laurelhurst?

Biking Trails

Laurelhurst Park is a popular destination for cyclists in Portland, offering a bike skills course, paved multi-use trails, and connections to the larger Springwater Corridor trail system, while the neighborhood's tree-lined streets are cyclist-friendly with bike lanes and low-traffic residential roads, allowing easy access to the park and other popular cycling destinations like the Hawthorne Bridge and Mount Tabor Park, making Laurelhurst a great neighborhood for cyclists of all abilities to explore Portland by two wheels.


Laurelhurst Market, an acclaimed steakhouse and butcher shop in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, offers an exceptional culinary experience with high-quality, locally-sourced meats expertly prepared and served, impressing with perfectly cooked steaks, well-crafted cocktails, and seasonal dishes, along with attentive service, making it a culinary destination worth the splurge for a special occasion or celebratory meal, providing diners with a memorable experience centered around expertly prepared ingredients and exceptional service.


Laurelhurst Park is the crown jewel of the Laurelhurst neighborhood, a 26.81-acre Olmstedian-style park acquired by the city in 1909 and designed by renowned landscape architect Emanuel Mische, featuring a 3-acre spring-fed lake, over 250 trees including rare Dawn Redwoods, and amenities like basketball and tennis courts, a playground, picnic areas, and an off-leash dog area, as well as hosting community events, with the parks and green spaces integral to the character and appeal of historic Laurelhurst.

Peaceful Setting

Laurelhurst is widely regarded as a peaceful and serene neighborhood in Portland, with a "real neighborhood feel" and "friendly & welcoming" residents, praised for its walkability, tree-lined streets, and well-maintained homes that give it a distinctive charm, thanks to the efforts of the Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association to preserve the neighborhood's tranquil atmosphere, making it a peaceful oasis within the larger city of Portland where residents can easily get "lost while exploring" the picturesque setting.


Laurelhurst's prime location in Portland offers residents easy access to a variety of amenities and attractions, situated just north of the Willamette River and the University of Portland campus, in close proximity to the vibrant Hawthorne District, with convenient public transportation connections via the 20 bus line to the MAX light rail system, while also providing ample green space and recreational opportunities within the neighborhood, including the renowned Laurelhurst Park making it a highly desirable area for those seeking a well-connected and amenity-rich living experience in the city.

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