TRISH GREENE, MA

MASTER CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT
SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST

Southwest Portland

About Area

Southwest Portland, which also encompasses Downtown Portland, also hosts such neighborhoods as the South Waterfront with new high-rises and urban living, which contrasts with neighborhoods such as Multnomah Village and its classical homes. Southwest Portland also hosts higher education campuses like Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) and Lewis and Clark College.

Arnold Creek

Arnold Creek is a picturesque, rural residential neighborhood in the Southwest area of Portland. The neighborhood is located on a hill and is bordered by three parks: West Portland Park, Tyron Creek State Park, and Marshall Park, which account for the gorgeous setting.

The Arnold Creek neighborhood is named after an actual creek that is two miles long begins on the north slopes of Mount Sylvania, a dormant volcano, and runs straight through the neighborhood. Locals swim in Arnold Creek during summer months and enjoy the peaceful trickling of the slowly flowing water. Arnold Creek is a branch of Tryon Creek, which flows into the Willamette River that runs into the Columbia River, which empties into the Pacific Ocean. The Arnold Creek neighborhood is covered in acres of forested areas thanks to portions of land bordering Arnold Creek that are included in specific environmental zones in the city.

Arnold Creek is only 15 minutes away from downtown Portland and offers easy access to many restaurants, shops, and other amenities. Just south of Arnold Creek is the city of Lake Oswego (10 minutes away) where locals go shopping and dine in a more commercial area. Tyron Creek State Park is where many Arnold Creek residents spend time outdoors. It spans over 600 acres and offers a lot of natural hiking trails as well as paved trails, summer youth camps, bird watching, and guided nature walks.

This is a highly desired neighborhood that attracts residents of all backgrounds and lifestyles. There are great schools in the neighborhood: Stephenson Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School, that entice young and established families.

There are a lot of new construction luxury homes in Arnold Creek, as well as traditional Old Portland style and everything in between. And if you’re looking for a home on a larger lot you will not be disappointed, as many of the homes in Arnold Creek offer larger than average lots. With all the surrounding parks and forested areas, you will find spectacular views throughout the entire neighborhood. Arnold Creek residents are proud to live in a neighborhood that offers such a rustic, country like a charm in a residential area not far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland.

Ashcreek

Ashcreek is a southwest Portland neighborhood in a peaceful and serene setting. It is a very family friendly neighborhood with great amenities within the neighborhood as well as nearby commercial areas. Ashcreek is close to the 600-acre forested area that is Tyron Creek State Park, and also has its own park known as the Ash Creek Natural Area. Ash Creek Natural Area encompasses 5 beautifully maintained acres and has a large variety of wildlife as well as plant life for residents to enjoy. There are also plenty of hiking trails that locals take advantage of. Many families in the Ashcreek neighborhood take their families to the Ash Creek Natural Area to enjoy a sunny afternoon relaxing on the grassy lawn, playing ball, enjoying a picnic, or taking a stroll through the park.

Ashcreek is a smaller neighborhood with a population of only 4,740, and to add to the quaintness of a smaller neighborhood, the population density is only 5 people per acre. Most residents of Ashcreek are homeowners, however, there are plenty of rentals available in the neighborhood as well. This neighborhood draws homeowners looking for a peaceful setting that is still close enough to all the action.

In addition to the parks and natural beauty, Ashcreek attracts a lot of families due to the great schools in the neighborhood, which include Markham Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School.

Ashcreek is bordered by some great neighborhoods, which consist of Crestwood and Multnomah to the east, Maplewood to the north, Far Southwest to the south, and Tigard and Garden Home-Whitford to the west. Within walking distance from Ashcreek is the Multnomah Village commercial district, where residents go to take advantage of the upscale shops, spas, dining, and many other amenities.
Like many neighborhoods in the Portland area, Ashcreek has homes with a wide range of classic and modern architectural styles. Typical homes include Old Portland, English Tudor, 1920’s cottages, Craftsman, etc.

Ashcreek is a well maintain neighborhood with beautiful homes and yards, and residents are friendly and welcoming. It’s a great place to retire to after a hard days work, or to enjoy on your days off. Its out-of-the-city vibe makes for a relaxing environment, and you’d definitely be proud to call this neighborhood home.

Bridlemile

The Bridlemile neighborhood is located in the southwest portion of Portland known as the West Hills. Because this neighborhood is tucked into the hills there are stunning views from many places in the area. This is a great place to raise a family as the community is very close and there are great schools and outdoor activities in the area. There are well cared for homes and lawns, quiet streets, friendly neighbors, and an overall serene and welcoming vibe to this neighborhood. Bridlemile’s community-minded residents, along with the beautiful locale, are two of the main reasons why it is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city.

Bridlemile is surrounded by other great neighborhood as well, including Southwest Hills and Sylvan Highlands to the north, Hayhurst to the south, Healy Heights and Hillsdale to the east, and Raleigh Hills to the west. Its close proximity to the Interstate 5 makes for an easy commute to downtown Portland and surrounding neighborhoods.

There are parks all around the Bridlemile neighborhood and some of the residents’ favorites include Hamilton City Park, Fanno Creek Natural Area, Albert Kelly Park, Hillsdale Park, and Council Crest City Park. Also within miles of the neighborhood sits the Washington State Park that encompasses the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, and the International Rose Test Garden.

The public school system in Bridlemile attracts many young families to the area, and also helps to keep the more established families in the area. Schools in the neighborhood are Bridlemile Elementary School, West Sylvan Middle School, and Lincoln High School. The population of this neighborhood is 5,698 with a population density of 6 people per acre, which accounts for it more rural and uncrowded atmosphere.

Homes in Bridlemile were mostly built in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, however, there are some newly constructed homes and restorations as well. Typical architectural styles consist of the craftsman, contemporary, split level, ranch, and old Portland. There’s also a nice mix of newer, luxury condos and townhomes as well. There a little bit of everything when it comes to your housing options in Bridlemile, and most of the homes are single level residential homes in wooded areas. So if you’re looking for some privacy, great hilltop views, or a gated community, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Bridlemile.

Collins View

Located in one of the most coveted southwest areas in Portland, the neighborhood of Collins View has a lot to offer. It’s not quite the suburbs, as you are only minutes from downtown, but it has the slowed down suburban vibe that makes it so nice to retreat to at the end of the day. Neighbors are friendly to each other and there is a nice mix of younger and established families as well as single professionals, college students, and retirees. There’s no surprise the word ‘view’ is incorporated in the neighborhoods name, as there are gorgeous views in just about every angle thanks to the bordering Tyron Creek State Natural Area and all the old growth trees that cover the area.

The well-known private, liberal arts college, Lewis and Clark College, is located in the southern portion of the neighborhood and brings in a younger crowd to the area, as well as possible job opportunities. Lewis and Clark College spans over 137 acres and was established in 1867, which brings a great historical aspect to the neighborhood.

The Collins View neighborhood is bordered by some other highly sought after southwest areas that add to its desirable locating. Some of these neighborhoods include Arnold Creek and Marshall Park to the west, Dunthorpe to the east, South Burlingame to the North, and the Tyron Creek State Natural Area to the south.

Schools in the Collins View neighborhood draw families to the area and are some of the best schools in Portland. There are Capitol Hill Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School in the neighborhood. Although there are technically more families in this neighborhood without children than with children, you wouldn’t know it as you will see plenty of children out and about at local parks or playing in their front yard, and it is a great neighborhood to raise a family.

With a population of barely over 2,000 and a population density of only 3 people per acre, you can see why this neighborhood draws residents who are looking for a remote setting that’s not far from the city. In addition to the Tyron Creek State Natural Area, there’s also Marshall Park, Jensen Natural Area, and the Forest Highlands that attract a lot of foot traffic from residents in the area.

Homes in the area sit on large lots and are very well kept. Mostly all of the homes are the turn of the century, and lots of Old Portland-style homes as well as craftsman and bungalows. Although there’s not a lot of new construction in the Collins View neighborhood, you can still find some newer townhouses and condos.

Corbett Terwilliger Lair Hill - South Portland

The South Portland neighborhood consists of a few different areas that used to be known as the Corbett Terwilliger Lair Hill neighborhood and encompasses the South border of downtown Portland along the waterfront of the Willamette River. However, because these neighborhoods are so small, narrow, and close together it was changed in September of 2006 by the neighborhood association to just be called the South Portland neighborhood. Lair Hill is the northwestern area of the neighborhood, with Corbett to the east, and Terwilliger to the south of Corbett. This is a historic neighborhood that has been around since the mid-1800’s and was settled by Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants.

Because the South Portland neighborhood is close to the water it offers its residents some great views as well as many other amenities in the area. Its only minutes from downtown so it makes for an easy commute for locals who work downtown but don’t want to necessarily live in the middle of the city. The Oregon Health and Sciences University, Hospitals, and Clinics are just north of the neighborhood and many South Portland residents work at one of these facilities.
There are many parks and green spaces in the area such as Butterfly Park, Duniway Park, Cottonwood Bay, Heritage tree Park, Lair Hill Park, Willamette Park, and SW Terwilliger Parkway. Bordering areas include Southwest Hills to the west, Hosford-Abernethy, Sellwood-Moreland, and Brooklyn across the river on the east, South Waterfront and downtown to the north, and Riverview Cemetery to the south.

With a population of a little over 5,000 and close to 3,000 residents being between the ages of 22 and 39, there are a lot of university students and young professionals without kids. However, there are some great schools in the neighborhood for residents with children, including Rieke Elementary School, Gray Middle School, and Wilson High School.

Homes in the area consist of almost every style under the rainbow and it definitely has more style variety than any other Portland neighborhood. Homes range from million dollar mansions to small cottages and bungalows, with everything in between. Although there are a higher number of renters than owners in the area, many renters end up falling in love with the area and becoming new homeowners in the neighborhood. South Portland also boasts a great commercial district with cute shops, restaurants, and a grocery store.

Crestwood

With a population of only 980 people in less than 200 acres, the Crestwood neighborhood is a very small, quaint area where residents pride themselves is living in a peaceful, relaxing residential community. Crestwood is located in the southwest area of Portland between Barbur Boulevard and SW 45th Avenue. The Crestwood neighborhood is solely a residential area, with the exception of the occasional lemonade stand in the summer. The neighborhood is covered in a plethora of large trees and has a very park-like feeling.

The Crestwood neighborhood is surrounded by Woods Memorial Natural Area/Wood Memorial Park, Dickinson City Park, Dickinson Woods, and the highly desirable West Portland Park. Being this close to wooded parks and areas brings in a decent amount of wildlife to the area, as deer and even an occasional elk are seen in the bordering Woods Memorial Natural Area. The Woods Memorial Natural Area also offers miles and miles of hiking trails and spans over 31 acres of forested area, and locals enjoy its tranquility. Other bordering areas include the neighborhoods of Ashcreek and Multnomah.

Crestwood is often considered part of the Multnomah Village district even though it is a separate neighborhood altogether, but the close proximity to both Multnomah Village and Washington Square Mall attract a lot of the new homeowners to the Crestwood neighborhood and provide a huge convenience and a commercial district for Crestwood residents. Schools in the Crestwood area include Smith Elementary School, Markham Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School.

You will find a lot of craftsman style homes in the neighborhood, as well as some bungalows, Victorian, and mid-century homes. A lot of the homes in Crestwood are a little older, but many have been restored and you can also find new construction in the neighborhood as well. You’re not going to find hardly any townhouses, condos, or apartment style living, and over 80% of residents are homeowners. Average housing prices are in the mid $300,000 range, and this is the perfect neighborhood for homeowners looking for a forest oasis that’s still a close commute to downtown Portland.

Far Southwest

The Far Southwest neighborhood has a very fitting name as it is located in the southwest Portland area. Occupying a large portion of the neighborhood is the Portland Community College Sylvania campus, which brings in a much younger crowd to Far Southwest than it’s adjoining neighborhoods. However, this is a suburban-like neighborhood with lots of families as well, so even though the college is located in the heart of the neighborhood, it’s a far cry from being a wild college neighborhood.

It’s a very family friendly neighborhood with roughly 23% of the population being under the age of 17. There is also a great school in the neighborhood which attracts families, including Markham Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School.

Bordering neighborhoods include Ashcreek and Crestwood to the north, Arnold Creek and Mountain Park to the east, Oak Creek and Westlake to the south, and Tigard and Metzger to the west. The 5 freeway also runs along the northern and western border of the neighborhood which makes for an easy commute to downtown Portland, taking only about 10 minutes. Much of the neighborhood is set in beautiful, green hillsides that make you seem much further away from the 5 freeway than you actually are.

Far Southwest has a very pleasant and serene neighborhood vibe, and there are a lot of old trees and lush green spaces which makes for beautiful scenery in almost every area of the neighborhood. Residents are friendly and can be seen playing with their children in the front yard or at the local natural areas in and around the neighborhood. Lesser Park is located in the heart of Far Southwest, which offers locals over 8 acres of beautiful hiking trails, trickling streams, natural wildlife, an abundance of old trees, and benches to sit and bird watch or just take in the views.

Homes are on larger lots with nice views of the surrounding area, and styles vary from older bungalows to more modern craftsman and mid-century style homes, so there is a lot to offer new homeowners. Around 80% of residents in the Far Southwest neighborhood own their homes, so it’s no surprise that you’ll see nicely manicured lawns and well-maintained homes on each block. Homeowners take pride in living in this neighborhood and as an older, well-established neighborhood its common to run into second and third generation families still living in Far Southwest.

Hayhurst

Located in the southwest portion of Portland, the Hayhurst neighborhood is well established and has a suburban, relaxed, and family-oriented vibe. Considered part of the highly desirable Southwest Hills and/or West Hills area, Hayhurst has plenty of tree-lined streets with great views, as well as children running around in their front yards and local parks. This is a great neighborhood to live in if you like the suburban feel but still, want to be close enough to downtown Portland to avoid a long commute each day.

The Hayhurst neighborhood is surrounded by some other great neighborhoods as well, including Bridlemile and Healy Heights to the north, Maplewood and Ashcreek to the south, Raleigh Heights and Beaverton to the west, and Hillsdale to the east. Due to these neighboring areas, Hayhurst residents have plenty of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment at their fingertips.

With over 20% of the population being under the age of 17 it's no wonder that residents love raising their families in the Hayhurst neighborhood. Hayhurst boasts some of the better public schools in the Portland area, which consist of Hayhurst Elementary School, Gray Middle School, and Wilson High School. Families also spend a lot of time at the local parks and recreational areas in the neighborhood and surrounding areas, such as Gabriel Park, Albert Kelly Park, Hillsdale Park, Pendleton City Park, Bauman Park, Hamilton City Park, April Hill City Park, Thomas City Park, and Hideaway Park. These parks offer Hayhurst residents plenty of outdoor activities like walking and hiking paths, picnic areas, baseball diamonds, off-leash dog areas, playgrounds, and much more. For the most part, this is a pretty active neighborhood and you will see residents out and about enjoying all the Hayhurst amenities.

The population of the Hayhurst neighborhood is a little over 5,000 and homeowners in the neighborhood equal roughly 63%, so this is a great place to buy your first home, next home, last home, or investment property. There are many older homes in the neighborhood that sit on larger lots, some of the styles consist of classic and contemporary cottages, mid-century farmhouses, and bungalows. There’s a little bit of everything in this neighborhoods when it comes to real estate, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Healy Heights

Located in the southwest area of Portland, Healy Heights is a small neighborhood with a very rural feeling that only spans about 33 acres. This is a very picturesque neighborhood in the highly coveted area of the southwest hills. There are cute windy roads all throughout Healy Heights that are lined with old trees and gorgeous homes. Many areas within the neighborhood offer amazing views of the city, as well as all three mountains surrounding Portland: Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens, and Mount Adams. If you’ve never been to the Healy Heights neighborhood, it’s definitely an area you want to check out while house hunting in the Portland area.

The Healy Heights neighborhood attracts a very active crowd, and you will see a lot of residents walking and jogging the hilly roads throughout the neighborhood daily. Aside from all the Healy Heights roads, residents have many other outdoor areas to take advantage of, including the eastern border of the neighborhood: Marquam Nature Park and Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden which combined together span over 185 acres and attract a lot of Portlanders in general, as well as Healy Heights locals. Other borders of the Healy Heights neighborhood include Southwest Hills and Homestead to the north, Bridlemile to the west, and Hillsdale and Hayhurst to the south.

Aside from Marquam Nature Park and Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, there are plenty of other parks in the Healy Heights neighborhood and surrounding areas including Healy Heights Park, Gabriel Park, Albert Kelly Park, Hillsdale Park, and Pendleton City Park. The amenities in these parks offer residents with an abundance of activities including natural areas, paved and unpaved walking paths, hiking trails, basketball courts, playgrounds, soccer fields, baseball fields, picnic areas, dog off-leash area, a skate park, softball field, tennis court, and a volleyball court.

Healy Heights attracts many families to the neighborhood due in part to the suburban, rural feel as well as good schools in the area. Some of those schools include Ainsworth Elementary School, West Sylvan Middle School, and Lincoln High School.

Homes in the area tend to be a little more expensive than other Portland neighborhoods because of the views and desirable location in the southwest hills area. Styles are all across the board and include almost every style known to Portland. Most homes sit on larger lots, and although there are many different architectural styles in the neighborhood, the common thread is that the majority of homes are custom made, large, and are very well-maintained. Healy Heights is home to many well-established families that have been in the neighborhood for a long time, and who take pride in their home.

Hillsdale

The Hillsdale neighborhood is located in Southwest Portland and is a suburban-like area with a family-friendly vibe. Older trees and beautiful homes line the streets of Hillsdale, as well as locally owned shops and restaurants. It is only about 4 miles from downtown Portland, so it’s an easy commute and perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still be close to all of its amenities. There are lush yards and quiet streets in Hillsdale, and many young families are moving to the neighborhood to take advantage of raising their children in such a tight-knit community.

Hillsdale has a nice mix of residential and commercial areas, and there are many cute shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs lining the streets of the neighborhood. The Hillsdale Town Center is located in the heart of the neighborhood and offers tons of shopping and dining options for residents, as well as jobs. There are a high number of locally owned businesses in the Hillsdale neighborhood and residents support them as much as possible, which makes for a thriving commercial district. This is a community-oriented neighborhood where residents take pride in living here and work hard at maintaining the tight-knit community feel.

Although Hillsdale has just about everything residents could ask for, they are often visiting other neighborhoods nearby as there are some equally charming neighborhoods bordering Hillsdale. Some of these neighborhoods include Healy Heights, Southwest Hills, and Bridlemile to the north, Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill to the east, Hayhurst and Maplewood to the west, and South Burlingame, Markham, and Multnomah to the south. The 5 freeway also runs along the east and south border of the neighborhood making for an easy commute to pretty much any area in Portland.

There are plenty of outdoor activities in the Hillsdale neighborhood, such as parks and recreational areas for those who love being active and surrounded by nature. There are many parks in the neighborhood and surrounding areas, including Hillsdale Park, Dewitt City Park, Stephens Creek Natural Area, Custer Park, Gabriel Park, Fulton Park, George Himes City Park, Rhododendron Park, and the Marquam Nature Park. Schools in the neighborhood consist of Rieke Elementary School, Gray Middle School, and Wilson High School.

The majority of homes in the Hillsdale neighborhood were built between 1940 and 1980, but there are some newer and older homes mixed in, as well as some townhouses and condos. Home styles range from Bungalow to English Cottage, to Ranch, Cape Cod, and contemporary. There’s a little bit of everything in Hillsdale, and roughly 65% of residents are homeowners.

Homestead

The Homestead neighborhood is located in the southwest area of Portland and is home to the Oregon Health and Sciences University as well as Marquam Nature Park, so as you can imagine there is a mix of both urban and suburban areas in the neighborhood. This is a very family friendly neighborhood with a lot of amenities and outdoor activities available for residents. There are also some great views of Mount Hood from several areas in the neighborhood, and many old growth trees throughout the neighborhood which make for a more rural feel than you’d expect for a neighborhood so close to downtown Portland. Homestead’s location in the West Hills area makes for a very desirable neighborhood, and aside from the university students who come and go, many residents are well-established families and professionals that have lived in the area for years.

Homestead is surrounded on 3 sides by parks, natural areas, and green spaces, which add to the neighborhoods charm and appeal. The huge, 176 acre Marquam Nature Park wraps around the southern, western, and partial northern sections of the neighborhood and Duniway City Park almost connects to Marquam Nature Park and covers the rest of the northern border spanning over 14 acres. Just in case 190 acres of parks and natural areas wasn’t enough, there are a couple other parks in the area including Heritage Tree Park, Lair Hill City Park, and Governors Park.

The Oregon Health and Sciences University is a big employer for many residents, as well as the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center, which is also located in the neighborhood. Aside from a few local shops and restaurants, the Homestead neighborhood is mostly residential. However, it is very close to commercial areas such as downtown Portland and Southwest Waterfront, which are all only minutes away on the Portland Aerial Tram that runs right through the neighborhood. The ramp for the 5 freeway is also located along the eastern border of the neighborhood which makes for an easy commute to just about anywhere in Portland.

There are some great schools in the Homestead area that attract a lot of the younger families to the neighborhood, these schools consist of Ainsworth Elementary School, West Sylvan Middle School, and Lincoln High School. There are also some great private schools in the area as well.

Homestead homes consist of many old Portland, cape cod, and Victorian style homes, many of which are older homes. There are also a lot of new condos and townhouses in the neighborhood, as well as plenty of apartments for all the renters who total over 60% of the population.

Maplewood

Maplewood is a well-established neighborhood in southwest Portland, with a beautiful rural-like setting, old growth trees, and quiet streets. This is a family-friendly neighborhood that attracts a lot of younger families, and it has a lot to offer new homeowners. The Maplewood neighborhood is mostly a residential area, but there is a commercial section along the outer edge of the neighborhood so residents don’t feel too secluded. As with many southwest neighborhoods, Maplewood’s location near the Southwest Hills makes for some gorgeous views and natural areas. Although this neighborhood only spans about 400 acres, it is home to over 2,500 residents, which gives Maplewood a suburban feel without feeling too rural.

Bordering the Maplewood neighborhood are some equally great neighborhoods including Hayhurst, Southwest Hills, and Bridlemile to the north, Hillsdale and Multnomah to the east, Ashcreek and Crestwood to the south, and Raleigh Heights, Garden Home, and Whiteford to the west. The 5 freeway is also close to the neighborhood on the southeast side, and the commute into downtown Portland is only about 15-20 minutes from Maplewood. The neighborhood is also close to the very popular Multnomah Village, with plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Maplewood is home to some great parks, as are its bordering neighborhoods, some of which include Gabriel Park, April Hill City Park, Hideaway Park, Pendleton City Park, Bauman Park, Kelly Park, Woods Memorial Natural Area and Park, and Moonshadow Park. Also adding to the natural beauty in and around the Maplewood neighborhood are Vermont Creek and Woods Creek, both of which run through the neighborhood. There are tons of outdoor amenities at these parks and natural areas such as playgrounds, paths and hiking trails, soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, off-leash dog areas, and picnic tables to name a few. Like most Portlanders, Maplewood residents are active and take advantage of all of these amenities.

With over 20% of residents being under the age of 17, it’s no surprise that there are numerous schools in the Maplewood area, some of the more popular schools consist of Maplewood Elementary School, Robert Gray Middle School, and Wilson High School.

Maplewood home styles you’ll generally see are English Cottage, Ranch, and lots of Bungalows. There are also plenty of condos and townhouses, as well as a few apartment style buildings. Many older homes fill the neighborhood, but you will also see some new construction throughout. There’s plenty of options for new homeowners.

Markham

The Markham neighborhood is located in southwest Portland and is part of the highly desirable southwest hills section. This is a suburban neighborhood with a rural, laid-back vibe, that is still close to downtown Portland and other commercial areas. Markham is home to old growth trees and manicured lawns, and it’s a very family friendly neighborhood with over 21% of residents being under the age of 17. Many well-established families as well as younger families reside in the neighborhood and are proud to call it home.

Markham is bordered by some other desirable neighborhoods, including Multnomah and Burlingame to the north, Marshall Park and Collins View to the east, Ashcreek and Crestwood to the west, and Arnold Creek and West Portland Park to the south. As with most southwest hills neighborhoods, Markham is a great place for anyone who enjoys not being in an urban neighborhood but still wants to be close to all the action. Although there are a lot of families in the area, there are also plenty of singles and young professionals without children who commute to downtown Portland. The 5 freeway runs along the northwest border of the neighborhood and provides an easy commute to downtown and other Portland areas as well.

This neighborhood is also home to many parks and plenty of outdoor activities for residents. Some of these parks include Marshall City Park, Jensen Natural Area, Spring Garden City Park, Maricara Natural Area, Woods Memorial Natural Area, and Woods Memorial Park. Markham residents are very active and frequent these parks regularly to take advantage of the amenities such as playgrounds, walking paths, sports fields, etc. However, with all the gorgeous scenery and views from the neighborhood alone, it’s just as common to see residents out and about on the streets of Markham in addition to the parks in the area.

One of the big attractions to the neighborhood for families are the great public schools in and around Markham. Schools in the area consist of Capitol Hills Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School. With over 2,300 residents in the neighborhood, it's no surprise that these schools are flooded with children from Markham.

Homes in the Markham neighborhood consist of many mid-century and modern designs, but you will also find some old Portland style homes in the cottage and bungalow style. There’s quite an array of different homes in the area, and over 80% of residents are homeowners in Markham.

Marshall Park

Located in the southwest area of Portland, the Marshall Park neighborhood is in a truly picturesque setting high in the west hills. With a very friendly and inviting vibe, it’s no surprise a lot of first-time homebuyers in the neighborhood never end up leaving Marshall Park. All throughout the neighborhood are quiet, tree-lined streets with beautiful views of the surrounding areas, and residents who really know how to slow down and smell the roses.

Marshall Park is bordered by Multnomah and Burlingame to the north, Collins View and Powers Marine Park to the east, Markham, Crestwood, and West Portland Park to the west, and Mount Park and Arnold Creek to the south. Marshall Park is home to only 1,427 residents in over 391 acres, which makes for a population density of only 3 persons per acre and goes to show that this residential neighborhood is full of green spaces and natural areas. So if you’re looking to get away from the urban lifestyle, Marshall Park is perfect.
Speaking of green spaces and natural areas, there are plenty of parks in the area, including Marshall City Park, Jensen Natural Area, Kerr Site, Forest Highlands, and Maricara Natural Area. The very large Marshall City Park spans over 25 square miles, is smack in the middle of the neighborhood, and is home to tons of hiking trails, natural areas, a playground, and even a waterfall.

An immense 27% of families in the Marshall Park neighborhood have children, and take advantage of the great schools in the areas, including Capitol Hills Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School. There are also some great private schools in the area for parents interested in that option. This is mostly a residential neighborhood which makes it a nice place to raise a family, but Marshall Park is also within miles of the Burlingame Shopping Center that offers plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Marshall Park homes tend to be modern, mid-century, or custom new construction, but you will find some charming older homes in the neighborhood as well. Most homes sit on larger lots and many have gorgeous views of the area. Homes and yards are well maintained, and homeowners have a sense of pride in owning a home in Marshall Park.

Multnomah

Located in southwest Portland and in the highly desirable Southwest Hills area, Multnomah has an abundance of lush hills with quiet, tree-lined streets. This is a family-friendly neighborhood with a small town feel and residential areas that feel rural and far away from the fast-paced city life. As with most Southwest Hills neighborhoods, Multnomah is a picturesque neighborhood with beautiful views from almost every part of the neighborhood. Multnomah is home to the very popular Multnomah Village commercial and cultural district, where you’ll find tons of charming boutiques, cafés, art galleries, coffee shops, and fine dining options.

Multnomah is bordered by many other charming neighborhoods including Markham and Crestwood to the south, Ashcreek and Maplewood to the west, Hayhurst, Hillsdale, and Southwest Hills to the north, and South Burlingame to the east. The 5 freeway runs along the southeast border of the neighborhood which makes the commute into downtown Portland only minutes. There is also public transportation available as well. This is the perfect neighborhood for anyone who still wants to be close to downtown Portland but has a laid-back suburban-feeling neighborhood in a beautiful setting.

Families are drawn to the neighborhood because of its strong sense of community and old-fashioned vibe. With close to 20% of the neighborhood's population being under the age of 17, it's apparent that residents are happy to be raising their families in Multnomah. Residents send their children to some great public schools in the area, including Capitol Hills Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School.

There are several parks in and around the Multnomah neighborhood where you can find residents taking advantage of their many amenities. Some of these parks include Gabriel Park, Spring Garden City Park, Woods Memorial Natural Area, Woods Memorial Park, Custer Park, and Stephens Creek Natural Area.

Multnomah homes are all across the board in terms of style, there are many Victorian, Tudor, English Cottage, Arts and Crafts, and bungalow style homes. There are also some condos, row houses, and townhouses, as well as apartments available. Moderate homes, as well as custom built estates on larger lots, are scattered throughout the neighborhood, and there’s a little bit of everything for new homeowners.

South Portland - Corbett/Terwilliger/Lair Hill

The South Portland neighborhood consists of a few different areas that used to be known as the Corbett Terwilliger Lair Hill neighborhood and encompasses the South border of downtown Portland along the waterfront of the Willamette River. However, because these neighborhoods are so small, narrow, and close together it was changed in September of 2006 by the neighborhood association to just be called the South Portland neighborhood. Lair Hill is the northwestern area of the neighborhood, with Corbett to the east, and Terwilliger to the south of Corbett. This is a historic neighborhood that has been around since the mid-1800’s and was settled by Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants.

Because the South Portland neighborhood is close to the water it offers its residents some great views as well as many other amenities in the area. Its only minutes from downtown so it makes for an easy commute for locals who work downtown but don’t want to necessarily live in the middle of the city. The Oregon Health and Sciences University, Hospitals, and Clinics are just north of the neighborhood and many South Portland residents work at one of these facilities.

There are many parks and green spaces in the area such as Butterfly Park, Duniway Park, Cottonwood Bay, Heritage tree Park, Lair Hill Park, Willamette Park, and SW Terwilliger Parkway. Bordering areas include Southwest Hills to the west, Hosford-Abernethy, Sellwood-Moreland, and Brooklyn across the river on the east, South Waterfront and downtown to the north, and Riverview Cemetery to the south.

With a population of a little over 5,000 and close to 3,000 residents being between the ages of 22 and 39, there are a lot of university students and young professionals without kids. However, there are some great schools in the neighborhood for residents with children, including Rieke Elementary School, Gray Middle School, and Wilson High School.

Homes in the area consist of almost every style under the rainbow and it definitely has more style variety than any other Portland neighborhood. Homes range from million dollar mansions to small cottages and bungalows, with everything in between. Although there are a higher number of renters than owners in the area, many renters end up falling in love with the area and becoming new homeowners in the neighborhood. South Portland also boasts a great commercial district with cute shops, restaurants, and a grocery store.

Southwest Hills/West Hills

The Southwest Hills neighborhood is also known as West Hills and is located in southwest Portland, it is home to close to 5,000 residents. The neighborhoods name explains itself as it is a neighborhood in the hills that are west of downtown Portland. As you can imagine the Southwest Hills/West Hills neighborhood boasts some amazing views being set high above the city, and this is a big attraction to the neighborhood.

Southwest Hills/West Hills is an upscale neighborhood with large historic homes and high home prices, it is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Portland. This is a family-friendly neighborhood with many families that have lived in the neighborhood for several generations.

Neighborhoods that border Southwest Hills/West Hills include Arlington Heights, Sylvan Heights, and Goose Hollow to the north, Downtown Portland, South Portland, and Homestead to the east, Hillsdale, Healy Heights, and Bridlemile to the south, and West Slope and Beaverton to the west.

There are quite a few parks in the Southwest Hills/West Hills neighborhood and surrounding areas, as well as many natural areas and lookout spots within the neighborhood. Some of the parks residents frequent include Healy Heights Park, Gabriel Park, Albert Kelly Park, Hillsdale Park, Hamilton Park, Council Crest Park, Portland Heights Park, Pendleton City Park, Raleigh Park, Marquam Nature Park, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Washington Park, MacLeay Park, Holman Park, and the largest urban park in the United States, Forest Park. As you can see there is an abundance of parks in and around the Southwest Hills/West Hills neighborhood for residents to enjoy.

Over 24% of the population of the Southwest Hills/West Hills neighborhood are families who have children, so the local schools are filled with Southwest Hills/West Hills residents. The neighborhood is home to some of the highest quality public schools in the Portland area, and these schools consist of Ainsworth Elementary School, Gray Middle School, and Lincoln High School.

Homes in Southwest Hills/West Hills tend to be quite a bit more expensive than the average home price in Portland. You will find many homes sitting on large lots, and restored older homes as well as modern new estates, there are even a few castles in the neighborhoods. Styles range all across the board, but most homes are in the old Portland style.

West Hills/Southwest Hills

The West Hills neighborhood is also known as Southwest Hills and is located in southwest Portland, it is home to close to 5,000 residents. The neighborhoods name explains itself as it is a neighborhood in the hills that our west of downtown Portland. As you can imagine the West Hills/Southwest Hills neighborhood boasts some amazing views being set high above the city, and this is a big attraction to the neighborhood. West Hills/Southwest Hills is an upscale neighborhood with large historic homes and high home prices, it is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Portland.

This is a family-friendly neighborhood with many families that have lived in the neighborhood for several generations.
Neighborhoods that border West Hills/Southwest Hills include Arlington Heights, Sylvan Heights, and Goose Hollow to the north, Downtown Portland, South Portland, and Homestead to the east, Hillsdale, Healy Heights, and Bridlemile to the south, and West Slope and Beaverton to the west.

There are quite a few parks in the West Hills/Southwest Hills neighborhood and surrounding areas, as well as many natural areas and lookout spots within the neighborhood. Some of the parks residents frequent include Healy Heights Park, Gabriel Park, Albert Kelly Park, Hillsdale Park, Hamilton Park, Council Crest Park, Portland Heights Park, Pendleton City Park, Raleigh Park, Marquam Nature Park, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Washington Park, MacLeay Park, Holman Park, and the largest urban park in the United States, Forest Park. As you can see there is an abundance of parks in and around the West Hills/Southwest Hills neighborhood for residents to enjoy.

Over 24% of the population of the West Hills/Southwest Hills neighborhood are families who have children, so the local schools are filled with West Hills/Southwest Hills residents. The neighborhood is home to some of the highest quality public schools in the Portland area, and these schools consist of Ainsworth Elementary School, Gray Middle School, and Lincoln High School.

Homes in West Hills/Southwest Hills tend to be quite a bit more expensive than the average home price in Portland. You will find many homes sitting on large lots, and restored older homes as well as modern new estates, there are even a few castles in the neighborhoods. Styles range all across the board, but most homes are in the old Portland style.

West Portland Park

The West Portland Park neighborhood is located in Southwest Portland and has a more suburban feel with quiet streets and charming homes. This is mostly a residential neighborhood with many large lots and even some rural areas, but residents aren’t far from commercial areas. The closest commercial district is in the nearby city of Lake Oswego, and there is plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment to go around. West Portland Park covers roughly 465 acres in size and is home to well over 4,000 residents.

West Portland Park is lucky to be bordered by some other great neighborhoods, which include Crestwood and Markham to the north, Marshall Park and Arnold Creek to the east, Far Southwest and Mount Park to the south, and Metzger to the west. The 5 freeway runs along the northwestern border of the neighborhood and continues on to make up the northern border as well. West Portland Park has the convenience of having a major freeway being so close by, but because it is on the outer borders of the neighborhood you don’t have the noise of the freeway bothering you, it’s kind of the best of both world. A commute to downtown Portland is only about 15 minutes.

There are plenty of great public schools in and around the West Portland Park neighborhood, such as Markham Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School. These schools are filled with West Portland Park residents due to a whopping 24% of the population of the neighborhood being under the age of 17 and in grades K-12.

With the word ‘park’ being included in the neighborhoods name, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of parks in and around the West Portland Park neighborhood. Some of these parks include West Portland Park Natural Area, Manicara Natural Area, Dickinson Woods, Dickinson City Park, Kerr Site, Kerr Natural Area, Lesser City Park, Holly Farm Park, Woods Memorial Natural Area, Woods Memorial Park, and Sylvania City Park. There are many amenities to be taken advantage of at these parks, and some of them consist of playgrounds, natural areas, paved and unpaved paths, hiking trails, streams, picnic areas with tables, a skatepark, and much more.

Homes in West Portland Park range in style from Victorian, to Ranch, Craftsman, bungalow, and other old Portland styles, but you’ll also see plenty of new construction in the area and modern style homes. Condos and townhouses are scattered around the neighborhood as well as a few apartment complexes.