Rural living close to the big city?
May 7, 2011 10:05 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to live in a green/rural area while commuting to downtown Portland?
posted by ohsnapdragon to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We'd want to buy a house on at least an acre, maybe two, with lots of trees and privacy, for under 300k. I'd like the commute to be less than 35 minutes driving, or less than an hour on public transport. Would this be doable? If so, which areas would we be looking in?
We don't care about the neighborhood itself in terms of culture, walkability, etc as long as it is reasonably safe. In fact we'd prefer not to be in a "neighborhood" per se.
*This is all theoretical and in the future, but we're just assessing our options.