Vernon Neighborhood: The “Alberta Arts” district
Vernon Neighborhood runs from NE 10th to NE 22nd and from Ainsworth south to Wygant- kind of zig-zags south. Part of it is called the “Alberta Arts” district- which is an up and coming artsy neighborhood with cool shops, cafes and art galleries. Alberta Arts runs from MLK to about NE 32nd and then from Alberta north to Killingsworth. The main artsy area is along NE Alberta. If you look under the Concordia neighborhood, you will find a lot of links and things about the Alberta Arts District. Vernon is to the west of Concordia, and come of Alberta is in Vernon too. So it is a pretty dense, urban neighborhood that is very walkable to all the shops and restaurants on Alberta, and Killingsworth.
The houses in the Vernon Neighborhood are being fixed up at a ferocious rate- it’s been a really hot neighborhood for the last 10 years because of the artsy appeal. It’s a good close in NE area that is in transition. It borders Concordia to the east, King to the west, Woodlawn to the north and Sabin to the south. Alberta Park is in the northeast corner of the neighborhood. It is a huge park with big trees, grass lawn, an off leash dog area, and playground. It also has a trail which circles around the park and Vernon school.
Homes in the Vernon Neighborhood are mostly older houses with character and charm, some Victorian, bungalows, Craftsman and midcentury, with a few apartments, townhouses, and condos thrown in. Housing here is a little bit more affordable, so alot of young families and first-time home buyers have moved in. Depending on the area, it may not be quite as safe as other neighborhoods, but it is definitely an up-and-coming neighborhood that will continue improving as time goes by.
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