Forest Heights is a very upscale neighborhood, nestled in the hills west of downtown Portland. For this reason, being only a 10 minute commute downtown, it is desireable. But, the neighborhood itself is more then the age-old adage of; location, location, location. Forest Heights has the areas most PREMIERE selection of newer homes (built 1990’s to present) on those highly desireable larger lots. Some lots, however, encompass a view and not land. But what a VIEW! The western sunsets! Absolutely spectacular. The Coast Range, the range of mountains that divide the coast and the Metro Portland western regions can be seen.
That commute to the Silicone Forest is great too, for all the high-tech commuters, Forest Heights makes sense. One draw to Forest Heights are the schools, Forest Park Elementary, West Sylvan Middle, and the MUCH DESIRED Lincoln High, located at the edge of downtown, Portland. Single folks like the area, with its new condo / town homes, and those families with school aged children, provide a great mix and community. A new shopping center with restaurants and a Starbucks, continue to maintain livability and sense of neighborhood. Forest Heights is about 700 ft above sea-level and there is a day, or two out of each year where ice and snow accumulates, yet down the hill will be snow free. Bring your sled and snow tires, and have FUN!
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