Rose City Park is a neighborhood in Northeast Portland, bordering Beaumont-Wilshire, Grant Park, and Hollywood on the west, Cully on the north, Roseway and Madison South on the east, and North Tabor on the south. Rose City Park is between NE 47th and NE 65th bordering I-84 to the south and NE Fremont St to the north. Major streets that run through Rose City Park include NE Fremont St, NE Sandy Blvd, and NE Halsey St.
Rose City Park neighborhood was platted in 1907, which is the same year of the first Portland Rose Festival. The neighborhood was probably named Rose City Park in a celebrated atmorephere for Portland’s first Rose Festival and many more to come. It is true that Rose City Park (park) is located inside Rose City Park neighborhood, the park was not acquired until 1920 and it was named after the name of the neighborhood. The park does have a beautiful rose garden along the perimeter and is connected to Rose City Golf Course, which is actually located in Madison South neighborhood just east of Rose City Park.
Rose City Park has some very old houses with 1920’s charms. Typical architectural style here includes English cottages and ranch homes. Forbes magazine named Rose City Park the ninth most overpriced neighborhood in the country based on buying costs against return from rental income in 2008. However, Rose City Park held up its price during the Great Recession from 2008 to 2012 with only -1% decrease in home value. Its reluctance to go down with the rest of the country contributed to high housing costs factored by the Forbe’s 2008 findings. This is actually a good thing. Look at the 2014 statistics below. You will not see that Rose City Park is particularly expensive per se nor compared to the median rent in the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Data for Rose City Park, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||44||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||25 min|
|Population||9,018||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||8,587|
|Median Age||40||Home Ownership %||65%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||4%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||68%|
|Average Commute Time||28 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||4%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||0%||% of Commuters by Walking||0%|
|Number of Transit Lines||1||Number of Bus Lines||5|