I wanted to chime in with a bit of information specific to Laurelhurst.
Beautiful tree li ned streets, a fantastic park and a charming mix of mansion-like and vintage bungalows as well as a central location make Laurelhurst a great East Portland choice for the definitive home buyer. Laurelhurst had its beginnings around 1909 and was known as a high class residential area with pretty extreme restrictions related to who could actually live there. Times have changed and the community has progressed, yet it has maintained the distinctive classic esteem it has always had. You find a history of Laurelhurst as well early and current maps of the community on the web site http://our.laurelhurstpdx.org
The web site has not been updated recently but you will find wonderful information there to help steep you in the rich history and connect you with community activities.
I would love to assist by helping you locate the homes that may fit your needs. If you would like to contact me directly the my email or web site I would set up a search of properties that match your specific criteria. Please feel free to check out my profile on trulia or go to http://www.qualityservice.org
to see my service rating
(collected by an independent research company). I also have a web site that you will find helpful. You can set up your own private login and search for properties, save your search criteria, save your favorites, see birdseye view satalite mapping and more. I hope you find our information helpful as you prepare to move.
Sincerely and best to you,
June Lizotte, Real Estate Broker
Providing REAL Service
Prudential NW Properties
6400 SE Lake Rd., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97222