Recently the Portland Business Journal published its Hottest Hoods in Portland for Quarter 2 of 2019. Three of the top 20 Hottest Hoods in Portland just so happen to be in Beaverton, and are adjacent to my latest listing in the Westbrook Community located in Beaverton. This got me thinking if you wanted to live in one of those three hot zip codes but could not afford it would you look to the zip code right next door?
The community of Westbrook is a pretty community with lots of wonderful amenities including 2 pools, a community garden and community club house. Not to mention that the HOA fees take care of water, sewer, garbage, landscaping and care of the common areas, and prices are on average $100K or more less than homes in 97006, 97007 and 97008.
I believe the answer is that yes you should look at the zip codes that are right next door if you cannot afford to purchase or cannot find a home you love in the area you are focusing in on. If you can save money and still have the conveniences of the hottest zip codes I think it’s a win all around.
*photos and information courtesy of the Portland Business Journal