When one thinks about posh living in Portland, Oregon, high-rises in the Pearl District or estates in the West Hills may first come to mind. However, the South Waterfront District is the city’s newest enclave for luxury housing, boutique shopping, and diverse dining.
Transformed from a shipyard into a sophisticated neighborhood, the South Waterfront is now home to a dozen of Portland’s newest luxury condominium and apartment buildings. “The luxe high-rises in the South Waterfront offer a variety of residences from studios to penthouses,” explains Brad Golik, a broker with LUXE Christie’s International Real Estate who specializes in the area. “While there are many buildings and sizes of home to choose from, the common theme amongst them all is modern luxury.”
High-end finishes like hardwood floors, professional-grade appliances, stone and tile, shimmering glass facades, views of the river, mountains and city, and on-site services such as 24-hour concierges are just a few of the distinctive details and amenities that are found in many of the South Waterfront residences. “South Waterfront developments are comparable in size and style to those in the renowned Pearl District,” Golik says. “This has made the area incredibly popular with my clients who have refined tastes, want easy access to the city, and also want waterfront living - which the Pearl does not offer.”
Located just south of downtown, the South Waterfront is a walkable neighborhood that is a superb choice for those seeking an active, urban lifestyle. Spanning the length of the neighborhood, South Waterfront Greenway is a 4-acre linear park along the Willamette River, perfect for walking, running and biking. Tilikum Crossing, a bridge exclusively for pedestrians, bicycles and light rail, sits at the northern edge of the neighborhood and connects the South Waterfront to the city’s hip east side, and the Portland Streetcar runs through the neighborhood and loops around the city making it fast and easy to get to the Moda Center, the Pearl District, downtown, and everywhere in-between.
The South Waterfront District is also home to Portland’s landmark aerial tram. Linking Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) waterfront campus to its hospitals on Marquam Hill, the tram is a unique mode of transportation for patients and employees of OHSU, Portland’s largest employer, as well as for area visitors seeking an unparalleled view of the city and Mt. Hood.
“Luxury towers such as The John Ross and Atwater Place are also ‘green’ buildings with LEED-certification,” continues Golik. “It’s an important distinction that many eco-conscious buyers are looking for. Energy efficiency, water conservation and even rooftop gardens are on the list of must-haves these days.”
As Portland’s newest neighborhood, the South Waterfront District was designed as an urban enclave that offers the best in residential and commercial opportunities. Towering high-rises with restaurants and shops at street-level and luxury accommodations above create a landscape where residents enjoy a rich, metropolitan lifestyle.
For more information about luxury properties in Portland’s South Waterfront, please visit www.PortlandPenthouse.com and contact Brad Golik at email@example.com or 503-896-8856.
Photos credit: Courtesy of LUXE Christie's International Real Estate