There’s something huge going on just south of Downtown Portland. If you haven’t been to this area in a while, you might not realize that it’s gone through an incredible transformation. Don’t feel bad if this is the case. Before recently experiencing one of the largest redevelopment projects in the United States, the neighborhood dubbed as the South Waterfront District was mainly known for industrial land and a few specks of high rises.
But, as you probably can gather by now, all of this has drastically changed. Today, the District enjoys a reputation as a vibrant center of culture and innovation. We should know — the Osprey’s South Waterfront apartments in Portland are in the heart of all the amazing progress. Here’s why PDX-ers are flocking to our neck of the woods…
The South Waterfront Is an Up-And-Coming Neighborhood With a Promising Future
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Yes, the area is still growing. There are several projects in the works that will make the South Waterfront even more of an economic, environmental, and educational powerhouse:
- Creating a six-mile linear park that will connect all the Central City Districts, and add new green spaces, walking paths, and biking trails
- Improving the greenway trail
- Adding more retail and commercial space
- Updating the Portland Aerial Tram transportation hub
- Expanding the Innovation Quadrant to stimulate job creation and developments in bioscience and healthcare
- Enhancing the Willamette waterfront to better accommodate recreation, river transit, and the establishment of new shops, restaurants, and attractions
There Are Tons of Things to Do
Currently, droves of people are seeking out South Waterfront apartments for rent in Portland. Once you see all that the District has to offer, it’s easy to see why:
It doesn’t matter if you prefer modern shopping centers or delightfully unique boutiques; the South Waterfront has a plethora of spots for meeting all your shopping needs. You can find everything from high-end brands and one-of-a-kind art pieces to antiques and vintage clothing.
We all know that Portland is a foodie mecca so it’s probably no shock to hear that the top chefs and restaurateurs are making their way to the fast-burgeoning South Waterfront. Whatever you’re craving — juicy burgers, artisan pizza, fine seafood, or delicious dumplings — there’s a restaurant that will give your hungry belly exactly what it’s growling for.
Great Spots for Exercising
It’s true that the Osprey’s South Waterfront Apartments in Portland provide residents with a fully-appointed, 24/7 fitness center, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t encourage branching out and exploring other exercise options. On top of an abundance of awesome biking trails nearby, the District also offers a number of specialty gyms for keeping the bod in tip-top shape.
Remarkable Apartments That Actually Feel Like Home
At Osprey, we believe an exceptional neighborhood deserves an exceptional apartment community. For that reason, we work to ensure that “home” is much more than the place to lay your head at night. We take an innovative approach to apartment living in that we create an actual experience. Here’s how our South Waterfront apartments in Portland are serving PDX-ers:
We’re right next door to the South Waterfront Greenway which is a gorgeous recreational park and wildlife habitat. This allows residents to remain connected to nature while enjoying the benefits of an urban way of life. Additionally, we’re just minutes from downtown as well as OHSU, one of the nation’s best healthcare providers and Portland’s largest employer.
The Osprey apartment homes suit any kind of lifestyle. Every floor plan, whether it be a studio, flat, or a one, two, or three-bedroom layout, was designed to maximize space and functionality. Plus, high-end appliances and finishes foster a modern, yet comfortable aesthetic.
Our South Waterfront apartments in Portland include amenities that give PDX-ers exactly what they need to thrive. The Osprey community is inclusive of storage for bikes and outdoor gear, a beautiful indoor/outdoor Central Courtyard, an Eastside Terrace Courtyard with stunning views of nature and the City, a Lobby Lounge with coffee bar, and a multi-purpose Community Lounge stocked with games, TVs, and a full kitchen. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that there’s free WIFI in all our social spaces and covered parking is available for purchase.
As you can see, there are many reasons why the South Waterfront is arguably one of the most enviable neighborhoods in all of Portland. And, considering that there’s still so much more progress on the horizon, its popularity is expected to grow even more!