The Portland Metro area welcomed the MAX Orange Line last summer--a 7.3 mile stretch of easy-to-access public transit aiming to alleviate congestion on the McLouglin/Highway 99E Corridor and serve a growing residential community. The new transit option has opened up more real estate opportunities on the east side of the river, particularly in up-and-coming Milwaukie!
Perhaps unbeknownst to many folks, Milwaukie is home to a world class comic book publishing house, Dark Horse Comics, and the purveyor of organic ingredients, Bob's Red Mill. Farmers markets are popping up through the town of 20,000, and its reviving downtown scene is seeing an uptick in new businesses. With the Orange Line providing an easy way to get into city without the hassle of traffic, Milwaukie may just be the the right option for you!
With lower home prices on average than Portland, Milwaukie should be on your radar next time you're poised to enter the market. If you'd like to know more about Milwaukie's burgeoning real estate market, give me a call. I am always happy to help!