If you call Portland home, you have a leg up on living your best life. The city’s livability is well-known and a key topic in this blog.
But as important as the urban environment is to our well-being, individual homes and neighborhoods are no less so.
Architects and designers have long understood that some built environments are much better for people and relationships than others. And scientists are beginning to document these effects. Natural light and green spaces or views seem to be common keys to unlocking human potential, for example.
Of course, each of us has our own personal image of an ideal home and neighborhood. And we know them – or close approximations – when we see them.
My aim is to help you “home in” on places that have the power or potential to nurture you and yours.