Home Must Reads Portlanders embracing suburbs

Portlanders embracing suburbs

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, September 12, 2013

As home sales are improving, the highest prices are still being paid for homes in the suburbs of Portland, including Washington County, Lake Oswego and West Linn.

The fact that people are paying a premium to live outside of Portland is contrary to claims repeatedly made by urban planners since the Great Recession started to wane. They argue that people no longer want to live in the suburbs but are moving to cities, where transportation costs are less. The goal, they say, is to live in so-called 20-minute neighborhoods where jobs, shopping and recreational opportunities are just a short walk away.

“What we’re finding is, people still want to be able to choose where they live, including in the suburbs,” says Dave Nielsen, chief executive officer of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

 

More Articles

November/December Preview: Revenge Forestry

News
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Seneca AW46A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.


Read more...

The Diaspora

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

Former newspaper reporters move into brand journalism.


Read more...

Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


Read more...

Powerlist: Law Firms

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with leading partners at law firms in Portland and eastern Oregon, followed by October's powerlist.


Read more...

The Rail Baron

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Oil is gushing out of the U.S. and Canada, and much of it is coming from places that don’t have pipeline infrastructure. So it’s being shipped by rail.


Read more...

College Hacker

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KLINT FINLEY

Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.


Read more...

Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Contributed Blogs
Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS