Oct. 8, 2010

Northwest Heights: Portland Real Estate Profile

On the west side of the West Hills, Northwest Heights offers scores of new developments, which boast large new homes, most with views of the Coast Range. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfare is NW Skyline Boulevard, which snakes along the spine of the hills, with pockets of residential development cascading down the slopes to the east. While the neighborhood itself can’t boast of many amenities, it’s close to Northwest Portland and offers the seclusion and peace of living in a forest and perhaps the best sunsets in Portland. A few minutes drive along Cornell Road brings you to Northwest Portland and all the dining, shopping and entertainment that it has to offer, while a short distance in the other direction finds you in Forest Park where you can experience excitement of a different nature, that of a vast tract of urban wilderness. Northwest Heights, like other neighborhoods in the West Hills, is a retreat from the daily grind, but one not too far from all of the amenities of the big city.

Northwest Heights Real Estate

Portland Realtors, like myself,  love to preview homes, and Northwest Heights is among my favorite areas to look at homes.  They are big, beautiful and expensive, at  $533,300 on average. With a population density of 5 people per acre, you will have one of the most private homes in the city.  After doing an MLS Search I found a $1.6 million dollar home for sale there, the highest priced home right now in that area, that has a breathtaking view and over 6 thousand feet of living space!   The median age of owners is 42 and the percent of home ownership is 83.  It is also the safest neighborhood in Portland with zero violent crimes, 2 burglaries and 0 car thefts.  Even for a relatively small neighborhood there are still 275 acres of park that will help keep the neighborhood green and not overdeveloped.

Parks and Recreation


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