Either people are bailing on the neighborhood in droves, or the former Felony Flats has become quite the draw for homebuyers.
Yep, I said it. Felony Flats.
But now it’s like, um, Felony Flats Manor. Or Felony Flats View.
Whatever you call it, real estate agents got comfortable in the neighborhood during the last quarter. As per the Portland Business Journal, the 97206 zip code was the fifth most active neighborhood in Portland-metro, with 242 homes sold during the summer months. And not just active. The article says we’re one of the “hottest” neighborhoods. Only Beaverton-Raleigh Hills, Beaverton-Aloha (two different tracts), and Forest Heights saw more homes sold.
Ok, fine. Woodstock and South Tabor folks probably hate that they got lumped into the “former Felony Flats” category. And they probably make the rest of us look better. But for the other combined neighborhoods of Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Brentwood-Darlington that make up the bulk of 97206: kudos. That’s quite the turnaround.
Hopefully the boarded-up house around the corner is the next to get bought.