As a realtor with over 25 years of real estate experience and a resident of Dunthorpe for over 20 years, I can definitely help you buy or sell a home in Dunthorpe.
Dunthorpe is an unincorporated area, just six miles south of Portland, Oregon’s city center and two miles north of the suburb of Lake Oswego. Located along both sides of Highway 43, it is noted for estate type properties on large parcels of land. A portion of Dunthorpe lies along the Willamette River and a portion is adjacent to Tryon Creek State Park. Tryon Park is a 645 acre park that has hiking trails, a visitor center, and summer camps. The Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop’s Close, designed by Olmsted of Central Park, New York fame, consists of 6 acres of lovely gardens on a bluff overlooking the Willamette River. In addition, the internationally recognized Berry Botanical Gardens, is located in Dunthorpe. Originally, the property of Rae Selling Berry, it features unique collections of native plants. Dunthorpe is home to the Japanese consulate, the president of Portland State University and the president of Lewis and Clark College.
Nearby is Lewis and Clark College, noted as an excellent liberal arts college and its esteemed law school, especially hailed as a premiere school for environmental law.
The 600 families who live in Dunthorpe are served by the Riverdale School District, with a K-8 grade school that includes music, art, and second language in the curriculum. In addition to this over 100 year old award winning grade school, a high school was added in l996 to provide a small school experience. Some families send their children to the larger Lake Oswego High School on an inter district transfer basis.
Dunthorpe is a neighborhood that embodies a small town field close to the urban center that provides the best of both worlds.
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