Located in a breathtaking natural setting along the glistening waters of the Willamette River, the urban Portland neighborhood known as South Waterfront is a great place to call home. The South Waterfront is home to the South Waterfront Farmers Market which was founded in 2012 and is managed by a local 501c3. This mid-sized evening market connects urban residents with farmers in a dynamic market setting that provides fresh, seasonal, local produce and artisanal goods, as well as live music and a place to relax after a hard day’s work.
The South Waterfront is also home to a noteworthy community garden, originally established in 2009 on Block 37, the Community Garden Committee formed in 2014 oversees the new South Waterfront Community Garden located on Block 33, the lot west of Elizabeth Caruthers Park. Additionally, the South Waterfront boasts excellent public transportation options including an aerial tram, numerous bike and pedestrian paths, TriMet MAX and Bus, and the Portland Streetcar.
Commonly called SoWa, the South Waterfront was once an abandoned industrial site but through the largest and most expensive redevelopment effort in the city’s long history, Portland transformed the area along the Willamette River south of Downtown into a densely populated high-rise neighborhood. When completed, SoWa will be home to over twenty high-rise buildings including medical labs and offices for OHSU, a 30 plus acre central district comprised of 1 million square feet of office space, 150,000 square feet of retail space and over 3,000 residences.
As if all of that wasn’t enough to impress prospective homebuyers, this amazing community also boasts the distinction of being the first urban neighborhood in the nation to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. The certification means SoWa exceeds state and federal regulatory commitments to protect the Willamette River and its tributaries. The designation from Salmon-Safe, a Portland based nonprofit, commits the South Waterfront to sustain its remarkable environmental stewardship.
The first buildings appeared in the South Waterfront in early 2006 and included the Meriwether, Atwater Place and John Ross condos. The Meriwether Towers are composed of 245 condo units in two towers, one 21 stories and the other 23 stories tall. Atwater Place is a 22 story building in Block 34, composed of 212 condominium units, five of which are townhomes. The John Ross building was the first to reach the 325 foot height maximum allowed in the SoWa community and has been occupied since 2007.
The South Waterfront is also home to a number of other remarkable condominium communities including The Ardea, The Emery, Gray’s Landing, Matisse, Riva on the Park, Block 37, Mirabella and Ella, among others. Homes for sale in South Waterfront vary in price depending upon the residence’s size, location and special features. Located in the 97239 zip code, SoWa with its long list of amenities and abundance of remarkable real estate options, is a must-consider destination for homebuyers relocating in Portland.
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