NE 42nd Corridor | Near NE 42nd Avenue and Alberta Street

Median home price
Average days on market
Inventory supply*
2.1 months

NE Alberta Street might “end” at 33rd for Last Thursday revelers delighting in the eclectic scene, but for home buyers it’s just beginning. A few blocks up from the Northeast street’s hipsterfied galleries and cafés, at 42nd and Alberta a natty new neighborhood is emerging around Delphina’s Bakery, Rocket Pizza, Doggy Business pet day care, Rose’s Homemade Ice Cream, and coming this summer, the Old Salt Marketplace, a market, deli, and meat counter dreamed up by the trio behind Grain & Gristle. Just up the road, residents can pick up produce from the Cully Neighborhood Farm every Monday and Thursday, or frequent Cully Park, a former gravel pit mine on its way to transformation into a neighborhood green space thanks to a consortium of local businesses and organizations. Families attracted to the area’s large lots, easy access to sprawling Fernhill Park, and two Montessori schools have long adored this pocket of Northeast—as have those seeking green-minded neighbors like Environmental Building Supplies founder Markus Stoffel, who in 2008 completed his 2,000-square-foot net-zero Cully home. But as the housing market has tightened, competition for homes here has, too. Living Room Realty owner Jenelle Isaacson recently fielded a request for a home in the $400,000 range anywhere along the Alberta corridor, west of 60th. “There were zero,” she says. “Not a single home in that market.”


Where you shop: Cully Neighborhood Farm and New Seasons  

Morning buzz: Delphina’s Bakery 

Date night: Karaoke at the Spare Room  

For the dogs: Cully and Fernhill Parks  

Commute time**: 40 minutes via the no. 75 bus with a transfer to MAX

Walkability score: 39

Schools: Vernon PK-8 | Jefferson/Madison

Coming soon: Old Salt Marketplace, summer 2013


* Inventory supply figures provided by Keller William's Nick Krautter, based on the previous six months of sales.

** All commute times listed are via mass transit to Pioneer Courthouse Square.