I know everyone will have differing opinions....naturally
But something inside seems to be drawing me there. I have lived in Washington, in Vancouver for a time, and visited, with dh's family. So I know Portland as far as having been there countless times. But not as far as living there.
I will say it is definitely on the list of places we may want to settle down, and have dh start his company. (Which may be soon?)
So, as I look at wonderfully inexpensive homes-compared to here- on Craiglist, what should I be on the lookout for? What areas would suit me best?
Things I like: Of course I am into being crunchy, or I would not be here
I like being within walking distance to something fun or cool. Lots of naptime jogger walks in this family. Not totally nessecary, but would definitely help.
I like being in a safe neighborhood I can go running for quite a distance in, or close to a trail meant for this.
I love doting on locally owned shops. Epecially yarn shops. I love the yarn shop in downtown Portland!
I need a fair amount of backyard, and preferably a house that is a bit more artistic in nature. I need trees, lots of flowers and great landscaping to keep MIL happy when she visits.
So please, let me know what you think as far as neighborhoods.If you don't currently like where you live, and could do it over, where would you pick?