Lloyd District Portland is a residential neighborhood that is home to major concerts, sports events, and other festivities year-round. Located northeast of downtown, just across the Willamette River, the neighborhood features easy access to other areas of Portland by car, train, bus, or bike. Lloyd District Portland apartments are perfect for those who seek a suburban feel that doesn't sacrifice city amenities like restaurants, retail stores, and businesses.
Rent for Lloyd District Portland apartments can range anywhere from around $1,000 to over $2,500. Factors that influence rent can include the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and other amenities. It is possible to find apartments that offer perks such as gated access, certain paid utilities, covered parking, and fitness centers.
Since Portland is such a bike-friendly city, there are even apartments geared specifically towards cyclists, with bike parking, extra storage, and easy access to bike routes. Other apartment buildings cater to business men and women, with furnished units, conference rooms, and high speed internet.
Those living in Lloyd District Portland will be close to the Lloyd Center, a large shopping mall with its own ice skating rink. This large mall offers a complete selection of stores for the shopaholic, such as Nordstrom, Hot Topic, Gamestop, and a food court. The neighborhood itself is home to a number of chains and independently operated stores, restaurants, and bars, such as Upright Brewing, a local brewery, and Spirit of 77, a popular sports bar.
Just across the water lies downtown, with its own selection of bars, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Powell's Books, the largest independent bookstore in the world, is one of Portland's main attractions, and is located between the Lloyd District and Portland's downtown area.
Bike-friendly and dog-friendly fit well with Portland's alternative, progressive motif. Pet owners will have no trouble finding apartments that allows pets. And dog lovers will have access to over two dozen off-leash dog parks in the Portland area. There are no dog parks directly in the Lloyd District, but there are quite a few in surrounding parts of town. City parks allow dogs on leashes, and the Lloyd District is located just across the river from the Tom Mccall Waterfront Park, which runs along the west side of the river.
In 2013, Portland ranked as having the 13th worst commute in the country. The I5 corridor, which runs directly through the Lloyd District, transports many workers to and from Vancouver, Washington, directly to the north. The other major highways and roads that criss-cross the city connect Portland to the surrounding communities and become very crowded during rush hour.
On the upside, Portland prides itself on being bike-friendly, and the city has countless bike lanes and trails. Bicycle commuters who work in the city or nearby neighborhoods may be able to avoid the traffic altogether. The Lloyd District and Portland's downtown area are about ten minutes apart by bicycle. For those who commute outside the city or to more distant locations, Portland has its own bus system, called TriMet, which also operates the MAX train that runs through this neighborhood.
Several elementary schools lie on the outskirts of the Lloyd District, and the Benson Polytechnic High School is located directly to the south. With only a few exceptions, Portland Public Schools has received positive ratings in terms of grades, test scores, and dropouts.
There are many universities, colleges, and technical schools in the area. Portland's largest are Portland Community College, Portland State University, the University of Portland, and Oregon State University. Each of these enroll between 20-25,000 students per year.