Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood – Your New Home

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Mt. Scott-Arleta is a vibrant Portland neighborhood boasting an eclectic mix of young families and singles that enjoy the close-knit yet welcoming environment it has to offer. It’s bounded by SE Foster Road, 60th Avenue, 82nd Avenue and Duke to the South; within this community lies an energetic atmosphere for those in their 20s & 30s looking for something new!

It is fairly convenient and easily accessible, and home prices tend to be lower than what you would pay in other areas. Part of what makes Mount Scott so ideal for families is the Mt. Scott Community Center. This center has a unique swimming pool with a water slide, new exercise equipment and even a roller skating rink! The center also offers a variety of very attractive classes. Mt. Scott Park is 11 acres and is also a major perk for this area. The park has a large children’s playground, softball, picnic facilities and a pool. Rain or shine, take the kids here for an enjoyable day.

Mt. Scott is home to a number of locally-owned cafes, bakeries, bars, and other small businesses frequented by those who live in the neighborhood. These tend to be located on the outskirts of the neighborhood, particularly along 82nd Ave (the eastern boundary of Mt. Scott) and SE Foster Road (which is along the north side).

At the center of this neighborhood lies a tranquil park surrounded by charming, older homes. From suburban to urban vibes, there’s something for everyone in these streets lined with lush trees and affordable housing – an ideal spot nestled between Portland proper and its outlying areas!

Schools in Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 8: Arleta K-8
  • Arleta SUN Community School 
    Arleta SUN Community School provides a FREE after school program that promotes student success by extending the school day through enrichment activities and homework assistance. SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) also provides adult classes & workshops as well as family events. Community schools serve as mini “community centers” by keeping a public building open & active during after school hours, and bringing youth & family opportunities directly to the neighborhood. It’s an alternative way for you and the local community to connect with the school!
  • Mt. Scott Learning Center
    Accredited education program is specially designed for high school students who benefit from a non-traditional learning environment. Mt. Scott Learning Center provide a safe, nurturing, challenging environment in which most of our students discover for the first time what it means to succeed. Their grades 9-12 program offers distinct advantage


  • Mt. .Scott Community Center & Indoor Pool
    Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen – reservable, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, preschool program, roller skating, stage – indoor, swim pool – indoor, weight room, and wireless Internet access.
  • Mt. Scott Park
    Neighborhood park featuring 11 acres of trees & recreational facilities, plus a community center.
  • Laurelwood Park
    Laurelwood Park is a triangular park, at the corner of SE Foster Road and SE Holgate Blvd in the Foster-Powell neighborhood of Southeast Portland. Large trees shade the park, which includes chess tables and a neighborhood bulletin board. The park is sometimes host to neighborhood events, such as Fun on Foster.


  • Off The Griddle
    Cozy choice for inventive vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free lunches, brunches & cocktails.
  • Arleta Library Bakery & Cafe
    This comfy brunch cafe offers locally sourced American breakfast fare & sandwiches
  • FAT Cupcake
    FAT Cupcake is a delightful bakery, with two locations in Oregon City and S.E. Portland, offering an upbeat atmosphere, eccentric cupcake flavors and a fun staff!
  • Portland Mercado
    Colorful, open venue offering Latin American grub from multiple vendors, a butcher & a food market.

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The Lindley Team has helped more than 1000 families, couples, women, and men navigate the loan process in order to make their dream of owning real estate a reality, and they are the highest reviewed team on Google in the Portland market. The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood!  We would love to develop a finance strategy with you so that you can build wealth through real estate. ​​

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