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More About West Hills
Welcome to beautiful West Hills, a neighborhood in Portland Oregon. Also referred to as Southwest Hills, this neighborhood nestled in the Tualatin Mountains in the southwest section of Portland Oregon is home to several distinct neighborhoods such as Council Crest, Portland Heights, Arlington Heights, Bridlemile, Kings Heights, and Sylvan Highlands.
This is a great location less than 10 minutes from downtown yet once you pass into the mountains you stepped past the city hustle and bustle into a beautiful, forested neighborhood. Large trees, mature landscaping, and homes tucked away in the woods are a common sight in West Hills.
This is a more affluent community with homes starting at about $450,000. You'll find luxury estates up to $1 million and more and a lot of luxury perks and amenities such as swimming pools, fenced yards, formal living and dining rooms, and lots of custom details in every home. There are no homeowner association dues typically, but be sure to check with individual listings as there are a few micro subdivisions and developments within West Hills.
Why West Hills?
If you're looking for some of the best in Portland real estate, you can't go wrong with a home in West Hills. This has been the neighborhood for Portland's elite since the early 1900s. Most homes enjoy incredible views of the city and on clear days all the way to the Cascade Mountains and Mount Hood. Most of these homes were built in the early part of the 20th century and you'll find a wide range of architecture from colonial, English cottages, Tudor, craftsman, bungalow, and foursquare. If you look close, you might even find a castle or two.
West Hills is home to the highest point in Portland. At over 1000 feet above sea level, Council Crest provides West Hills with a 180° view of the entire Portland Metro area, hills, miles of trails, playgrounds, a dog park, and picnic areas.
Who Lives in West Hills?
Portland's West Hills has long been a neighborhood for Portland's elite. You'll find luxury estates and mansions as well as well-known architectural masterpieces such as the Pittock Mansion, built by Henry and Georgianna Pittock in the early 1900s. Many folks that work in downtown Portland choose to call West Hills home including many doctors, lawyers, and investment professionals. But it's also a wonderful place for families, young professionals, and even retirees.
The Tualatin Mountains
West Hills is often referred to as the Tualatin Mountains even though it's more like rolling hills. This small range on the western border of Multnomah County and a spur of the Northern Oregon Coast Range, the Tualatin Mountains separate the basin of Washington County from the Portland basin of Western Multnomah County and Clark County. Its highest peak is Dixie Mountain at 1609 feet followed closely by Cornell Mountain at 1270 feet and Council Crest at 1073 feet.
Despite the steep slopes and rocky terrain, many residences have been built in amongst the trees and hillside. A lot of the northern portion of the mountains are undeveloped land including the 5000 acre Forest Park. The landscape inside and around the park has been predominantly forested.
West Hills Schools
Residents of West Hills are part of the Portland public school district and the majority of students are assigned to the Bridlemile elementary school, the Great middle school, and the Wilson high school. The elementary school receives a 9 out of 10 by great schools.org. He receives excellent marks for student growth, graduation rates, and test scores.
"The school is at the center of a supportive and inclusive community. Teachers, parents, students, staff all know each other and contribute to make a thriving learning environment. It really is exceptional." - Greatschools.org
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