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Your New Home Is Waiting in Portland


Mild, rainy winter days in Portland bring fabulous green to the temperate forests. Living here, you can reach the ocean within the hour and hike all year long. Portland is known for being casual, progressive and health-conscious. It is often compared to Seattle in terms of lifestyle, economic opportunities and outdoor adventures. Additionally, many multinational companies have a significant presence in Portland. 

In Portland, LGI Homes provides homeowners with the best of both worlds. Discover a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood and easy access to the best the city has to offer. Affordable, high-quality new homes are fully upgraded, at no extra expense to you. Every home includes a full complement of energy-efficient appliances, integrated technology and designer touches! 

Live Your Best Life in Portland

  • #4 '2022 Best Cities for Oudoor Activities in America' (Niche)
  • #10 '150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022' (US News)
  • #10 '50 Best U.S. Cities for Starting a Business in 2020' (Inc.)
  • Portland’s metro area is the U.S. headquarters of Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, LaCrosse Footwear, Dr. Martens, Li-Ning, Keen and Hi-Tec Sports
  • Major attractions include the Portland Japanese Garden, Washington Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Pittock Mansion, Forest Park and International Rose Test Garden
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


When did Portland become a city?

Portland was incorporated on February 8, 1851, only eight years after two business partners founded the city in 1843. 

How did Portland get its name?

The city became Portland due to a coin toss; Portland means 'land near port.' 

What county is Portland part of?

Portland is in Multnomah County. It's the county seat and the largest city in Oregon. 

Is Portland a good place to live?

Portland is home to many prestigious companies and is frequently recognized as an excellent place to start a career or business. The city has a strong economy, outdoor activities, a downtown life and many other amenities. US News and World report mentions that it's one of the best cities to live in America in 2023. 

How many professional sports teams call the Portland area home?

Three professional sports teams call Portland home: the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), Portland Timbers (MLS) and Portland Thorns FC (NWSL). 

What is the public transportation system like in Portland?

Portland has various public transportation options, including the Portland Streetcar, a light rail, a commuter rail and a bus system. The city is well known for biking and has developed a biking culture with a bike-share program in the downtown area.


What cities are in the Portland Metropolitan area?

Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Milwaukie, Tigard, Wilsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Forest Grove, Happy Valley and Tualatin are some of the largest cities in the metropolitan area. There are several smaller cities located in Portland's Metropolitan area. 

What large cities are near Portland, Oregon?

Portland is near Seattle, WA (146 miles), Victoria, Canada (257 miles), Surrey, Canada (248 miles), Burnaby, Canada (257 miles), Vancouver, Canada (261 miles), Boise, ID ((340 miles), Reno, NV (426 miles), Sacramento, CA (482 miles) and Stockton, CA (526 miles). 

What significant industries are vital to Portland's economy?

Portland is a hub for business, home to many of the nation's most prominent companies in their respective industries. The largest industries in Portland are high-tech, apparel, manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, education and government. 

Who are the largest employers in Portland?

According to Greater Portland, the top employers in Portland are Providence Health & Services, Fred Meyer Stores, Intel, Oregon Health & Science University, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Nike and Legacy Health.


What is a move-in-ready home?

A move-in-ready home is a brand-new home ready for homeowners. Move-in-ready homes allow homebuyers to purchase and move into a new home in as little as 30 - 45 days after completing the closing on their mortgage. 


What are CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ new homes?

CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ residences are move-in-ready and fully upgraded. These residences include smart home features and upgrades throughout every home, including a chef-ready kitchen. These programs are included in the price of our homes at no additional cost to the home buyer. 

The CompleteHome Plus™ package offers upgrades with even more style and luxury. Learn about each program CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ upgrade packages.


When did LGI Homes begin building new homes?

LGI Homes began building new homes in 2003. Our first community, Summerset Estates, was in Conroe, TX; we sold approximately 337 new homes in their first two years. In 2012, we opened our first community outside of Texas in Phoenix, AZ. In 2013, LGI Homes became a publicly traded homebuilder listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, ticker LGIH.


Does every LGI Homes home receive a structural warranty?

Yes, every new home built by LGI Homes comes with a structural warranty and shorter-term warranties for appliances and other materials. Don't hesitate to contact a New Home Specialist or visit this page to learn about our new home warranty.