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Colin, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

Is this a nice area?

Asked by Colin, San Francisco, CA Fri Mar 4, 2011

Would you live here?

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Hi Colin:

Would I live in this neighborhood? Absolutely! The Vermont Hills neighborhood is a very nice area in southwest Portland with easy access to other parts of the city in all directions. Vermont Hills is an area of well-established homes, locally-owned and operated businesses, beautiful parks, and some fantastic restaurants.

Depending on your specific needs and lifestyle Vermont Hills is a neighborhood that you will either love or may make you feel a bit detached from the rest of Portland. Feel free to email me at with specific questions regarding your needs and wants in both a home and a neighborhood and I will be happy to send you listings appropriate to those needs.


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Hi Colin,

As everyone has mentioned, Portland has lots of interesting neighborhoods, Regarding this area, my first home was nearby. I found it to be really handy for catching a bus to downtown Portland, and equally easy to shop in the Raleigh Hills area along Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. There are several parks nearby--my favorite would be Gabriel Park about a mile away. There are several rolling acres of grass, playground, tennis courts, dog park, and these days a newer community center with classes and an awesome pool. It is a popular area for families. I haven't see this particular home but would be happy to preview it for you, and email you more pics.

I love to help people who are relocating to Portland--take a look at my website under "communities" for a bit more info, and to search for homes too: Hope we see you in Portland soon!

Sharon Francis, Principal Broker 503-516-8066;
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I love that little pocket, conveniently located between Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy & SW Vermont!! You would get the benefit of being close to Gabriel Park & community center, plus easy access to downtown and various commutes. Of course, nothing replaces seeing the exact location in the neighborhood, the surrounding real estate and to see if the home fits your particular needs. It really doesn't matter if WE would live there....would you????!!!
Janeese Jackson, Principal Broker
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Here is a link that gives you the crime information about the area the home is in:…

Now that you have the info you will be able to decide for yourself whether or not the neighborhood is nice or not. Just like with anything else, when it comes to real estate you need to be shown, not just told, facts and opinions. Realtors usually provide their source of info when asked so don't feel bad asking them! If you'd like info on any other homes in the area then please don't hesitate to ask. If you do decide to use my services then I will require you to sign a Exclusive Buyer Service Agreement. This agreement says that you will indeed use me to buy a home with no cost to you. The seller pays the commission for my services, not the buyer. This agreement secures my payment if and when you do buy so that I don't spend a ton of time doing work for you only to not get paid because you end up chossing another Realtor at the last minute. If you don't feel my services are of the quality you desire then we can cancel the agreement at that time. Just like anyone in business, I can't afford to work for free and I'm sure you understand that.

Take care.
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I think this is a great area close to Alpenrose Diary. I have not seen inside yet and hard to say if it's proximity to SW Shattock would be a problem. Would you like me to check it out for you?
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Hi Colin,
Its very nice, good access to other areas, etc. One thing I always recommend to buyers today is to look up the address on google maps or google earth. Its a great way to see the location in relation to other homes, shopping, access etc.
continue to enjoy the hunt!
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Hi Colin,

check out Portlandmaps:

This website has been created by the city and allows you to see all sorts of good information about the house and the neighborhood. What is nice is these are facts, not some sort of sales site trying to convince you to move to the area. While this site won't discuss what is around you for shops, restaurants etc... (which you can find on so many other sites) you do get a feel for projects, crime and what not. My clients often find this site addictive so be careful!! :)
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Yes, it is a good location, depending on what your needs are. There is a fantastic deal on a bank owned property not too far from here, that has more SF & 2 bathrooms. Do you want to be closer to Beaverton or Portland? Wilson Park is a nice neighborhood that puts you in walking distance to Hillsdale and is a little closer to Portland. Garden Home has some nice homes too. And, there are also some great opportunities in the suburbs in this price range if you don't mind pushing out. One in particular near Summerlake & Jack Park on 124th is awesome.

Lots of choices and great neighborhoods:)
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Sure, that home looks nice.
Walking inside and previewing the home will always be the final decision maker.
The home looks nice and the location is fine.
You can view many more homes by neighborhood, by heat map, walkscore and much more on this handy link -

Kevin Levy
M Realty
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Yes it is. The neighborhood is good, lot of mature trees, good schools. It is kind of close to Alpenrose Dairy, a big business, but far enough away to probably not be a bother.
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