First off, thanks for all of the time and effort spent by all of those who resond to post. It is really helpful for anyone considering traveling to, or moving to Portland.
My wife and I (and our 4 month old baby boy) will hopefully be moving to Portland sometime this summer. I am visiting for a spell in April, with the intent of scounting out neighborhoods in which for us to buy a home. My wife and I both grew up in L.A., and although L.A. has its pluses, it is definitely not a good place to raise children. Teaching in a public high school, and seeing all of the difficulties and challenges my students face just by growing up in L.A., is very disheartening.
I have been doing a lot of research online regarding property and various neighborhoods, and Laurelhurst sounds fantastic. The architecture of the homes looks great, it has a great park, and the local elementarty school is top notch. Plus, the community seems very civically minded (as are my wife and I). It all seems too good to be true! I was hoping that some of you locals could give me some insight into the neighborhood and NE Portland in general.
Any responsese will be appreciated,