Oct. 7, 2010

Hillside: Portland Real Estate Profile

Hillside is a genteel retreat high above a sophisticated city, while it’s breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Willamette and the Cascades and proximity to Forest Park (which boasts 5,170 acres) remind you of the wild, rugged nature of the city’s surroundings. If you want both nature and culture, Hillside is an excellent choice. The neighborhood consists of narrow streets and older homes with well manicured lawns shaded by old-growth trees, and an 8 minute commute to downtown. It is also home to one of the most famous pieces of Portland real estate, The Pittock Mansion, which is a 22 room estate that sits on 46 acres and is open to the public for guided tours. I've toured it a couple times and highly recommend it.

The parks surrounding the Hillside neighborhood range from intimate to wilderness, and the proximity to unparalleled shopping and dining opportunities make Hillside a truly prime location. The neighborhood’s winding streets keep traffic to a minimum and the Hillside Community Center, designed by Pietro Belluschi, is a neighborhood gathering place, with plenty of room for kids to play soccer and basketball. A short drive, walk or bike ride lands you in Northwest Portland and the Pearl, where restaurants, bars and shops ranging from the comfy to the posh await.

Hillside Real Estate

With its grand houses and spectacular views, Hillside ranks second (behind Southwest Hills) among Portland's most expensive real estate with an average home price of $671,700.

Parks and Recreation


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  • Click Here to view demographics, property tax information and more for Hillside.
  • Click Here to compare Hillside to other Portland neighborhoods.
  • Click Here to view crime statistics for Hillside.
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