Manbrin Gardens Neighborhood
Built in the 1940-1950s, ranch-style homes (often with original hardwood floors) dominate the architectural style of the time. Generally well maintained, it is common to see original owners in this neighborhood from that time period selling their homes. As such, cosmetic updating is often part and parcel of purchasing a home in this neighborhood. It is common to pull up that 1970 or 1980s carpet to find the golden oak floors waiting to be refinished. The homes are one-story homes and they are generally smaller. Most are in the 1200-1300 square foot range, but the real draw of this neighborhood is the large yards. There are quarter-acre yards with mature landscaping and privacy throughout the neighborhood.
The neighborhood is flat, like all of Keizer, so it has good walkability for people looking to get out with dogs, run, or morning walks. Keizer Rapids park isn’t far and there are many smaller parks that can be accessed from this neighborhood including Sunset Park at the southern part of the neighborhood just north of Willamette Manor. River Road is a block off the start of the neighborhood so access to morning coffee from Bentley’s or Starbucks is doable as well as access to grocery stores and public transportation. For home buyers wanting an affordable neighborhood with fairly easy access to public transportation, Manbrin Gardens would be an option.
Home prices in Manbrin Gardens
One of Keizer Oregon’s most affordable neighborhoods, Manbrin Gardens is a solidly middle-class neighborhood. In 2022, the median home price was $371,950. With home sales generally in the $350,000-$450,000 price range, homes tend to sell fast in the neighborhood due to the larger lot sizes offered in the neighborhood.
The local schools are Cummings Elementary, Claggett Creek Middle School, and McNary High School. Cummings is right at the northern edge of the neighborhood and McNary is a few blocks north for easy access to after-school activities.