Best place to retire: Goose Hollow
Pros: Old neighborhood charm
Cons: Out of the city center.
Real estate: Two-bedroom ondos in vintage buildings start at $300,000If your idea of being in the "thick of it" means living near 150-foot redwoods, consider one of the many neighborhoods in and near the leafy hills on the city's western edge.
One, Goose Hollow, is walking distance to Washington Park, which is home to the Japanese Garden, the International Test Rose Garden and the Hoyt Arboretum. As one of the original residential areas in Portland, Goose Hollow is marked by turn-of-the-century homes, local institutions like the Goose Hollow Inn and Leaky Roof pub.
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