Saturday, May 22, 2010

Streetcar Suburbs

As documented by wikipedia, a streetcar suburb is a neighborhood whose growth and development was influenced streetcar lines as a means of transportation. These are the best type of suburbs in my book. I've never gotten my hands on a map of Portland's former streetcar lines (if anyone wants to dig that up for me, it would be appreciated!) but there are some neighborhoods right outside of the peninsula that have a streetcar suburb feel, with dense housing, tree-lined streets, sidewalks, and close proximity to urban amenities.