The Chardonnay Apartments are located in one of the most historically desired communities in Portland, the Northwest District. This district stretches from the base of the West Hills to the Willamette river, and from NW Nicolai Street to W Burnside Street. This neighborhood features Craftsman and Old Portland-style homes and buildings, and is home to many shops and boutiques
, trendy restaurants, bars, and many other local hot spots.
Chardonnay Apartments score a 92/100 for "Walkability". The Walkability Score indicates locations that have concentrations of commercial services that are within relatively short walking distance of homes. Besides taking into account the availability of grocery stores and other commercial services, it takes into account factors that impact pedestrian access, such as sidewalks, street connectivity, and topography.
With just a 5 minute drive to Downtown Portland, easy access to freeways, and an extensive public transportation system with the Portland Streetcar and TriMet Bus Line, residents literally have the entire city at their fingertips.
The Portland rental market is ranked #4 in the country in terms of apartment rent growth, according to Axiometrics, Inc., a provider of data and analysis on the multi-family housing sector. Portland is also well known for its strong land-use planning and investment into public transportation. Some of the larger Portland employers include Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Tektronix, Precision Castparts Corp. and Mentor Graphics Corp.