Welcome to Hillside

Decidedly upscale and offering a pride of place unrivaled by many of Portland’s neighborhoods, Arlington Heights provides a wide range of architectural choices nestled around Washington Park and Hoyt Arboretum’s abundant trails. The shopping and dining options of 21st and 23rd avenues require only a short stroll or shorter bike ride down the hill.


Hillside At-A-Glance

Where is Hillside?
Arlington Heights is a neighborhood in Northwest Portland, Oregon located just west of Burnside Street in the Northwest Hills area of Portland. It is bordered by the Northwest Heights, Sylvan Highlands, Hillside, Northwest and Goose Hollow neighborhoods.  Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association is part of the Neighbors West-Northwest Coalition and is included in City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement.  


Real Estate Year-in-Review for 97201
Reflecting the broader Portland residential real estate market, 97201 Zip Code enjoyed brisk sales.  Based on data from Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS), there were 273 homes sold last year with an average sales price of $583,248. The average Combined Days On Market (CDOM) for 97201 in 2016 was 56 days. The Sold-Price Ratio was 97.86 percent, which denotes the percentage of difference between the original list price and the sale price. Buyers were represented by their own agent (separate from the listing agent) in 87.18% of the transactions listed in RMLS for this Zip Code.


Hillside Schools

Neighborhood attendance areas for the Arlington Heights neighborhood include the following schools: Ainsworth Elementary (K-5), West Sylvan Middle School and Lincoln High School. For more information on schools, bus schedules, attendance areas and a host of other useful information please visit Portland Public Schools. For ratings, visit GreatSchools.org.


Hillside Demographics
According to public records, the Arlington Heights neighborhood has a total of 10,601 total households, with roughly double the amount of white collar workers (2,208) to blue collar workers (1,187). Nearly all Arlington Heights residents are college educated. 5,290 residents have a Bachelors Degree, while 3,687 have post-graduate degrees. Median income for those aged 45-64 is $60,746, while those over 65 show a median income of $51,750. Average household incomes in Arlington Heights is $89,507. Average household net worth is $559,099.


Hillside Lifestyle

Decidedly upscale and offering a pride of place unrivaled by many of Portland’s neighborhoods, Arlington Heights provides a wide range of architectural choices nestled around Washington Park and Hoyt Arboretum’s abundant trails. The shopping and dining options of 21st and 23rd avenues require only a short stroll or shorter bike ride down the hill.

 

 

 

Hillside received the following grades from Walk Score: Walk Score: 5, Transit Score: 37, Bike Score: 23.

 
 Stan Davis, Principal Broker Tigen & Hill Realty Group (503) 123-4567

Stan Davis, Principal Broker
Tigen & Hill Realty Group
(503) 123-4567


  M. Timothy Smythe, Sr Loan Officer   Local Lender Inc   (503)   987-6543

M. Timothy Smythe, Sr Loan Officer
Local Lender Inc
(503) 987-6543


  Janet Evans, Senior Escrow Officer   National Title Company   (503)   987-6543

Janet Evans, Senior Escrow Officer
National Title Company
(503) 987-6543


Getting Around Northwest Portland

Even before The Pearl District was established, Northwest Portland was always a home-buying destination for those who valued taste and refinement in their homes - and their neighborhood. Northwest 23rd Street was - and still is - the place to go for great restaurants and upscale shopping. 23rd is home to Papa Haydn - a long-standing fine-dining favorite among locals and destination for the rest of Portland. Across the street is home to the intentionally funky Escape from New York Pizza, where you’re served up a slice with attitude, adding even more authenticity to the slice. In other cities this might seem dichotomous, in Northwest it’s the norm. 

Two blocks down on 21st Street offers a European style market in the form of City Market. Fresh, handmade pasta and hard-to-find specialty foods from Pastaworks, outrageous sandwiches, charcuterie and Porchetta (on Fridays) from Chop, fresh seafood from Newman’s and everything green from Raw Raw produce.  Just a few blocks away is Portland’s best independent theater - Cinema 21. Here you’ll see hard to find (and impossible to stream) movies in a laid back but reverent setting reminiscent of times when going to a movie was an event.

Much of what is said about Northwest Portland will be centered on the Pearl District - and for good reason. A marvel of urban renaissance, these 100 city blocks converted the old Burlington Northern switching yards, warehouses and industrial lots into a world-renowned destination for the finest in living, shopping and dining. It is held up as a model for New Urbanism in the manner which which it combines walkability, mixed-use retail and living spaces, diversity and conservation. This addition was painstakingly executed to forever raise the standards by which urban living is measured. This is far more than a clever arrangement of coffee shops and retail spaces, but built in to the fiber of the community. From the low-profile edifices of the ever-tasteful Everett Lofts, to the strikingly appropriate LEED certified high rises - the Pearl will have you mentally packing as you reorganize your life around moving to and living in the Pearl. In just these 100 blocks, the Pearl has everything you would ever want, or dream of ever wanting.

All of this without mentioning Forest park - the largest urban forest in the United States. 80 miles of trails and fire roads stretching more than 7 miles. Living in Northwest means unbridled access to this most natural of resources.  One popular entrance is Macleay Park (29th and Upshur). A gentle, soft-surface trail takes you across Balch Creek and into an old growth forest in just a few steps. Continue past the old stone house and up the hill to find the Audubon Society, a non-profit dedicated to to wildlife conservancy - providing a host of educational programs and activities for every member of the family. 

It’s hard to imagine a neighborhood combining both the highest concentrations of restaurants, nightlife and shopping - with the unarguable fact it’s also home to more than 5000 acres of urban forest. A quick drive up Lovejoy as it turns into Cornell takes you to Northwest Heights - and some of Portland’s most desirable - and expensive properties. Turn on to Skyline Drive and take in the majestic views of downtown, the Willamette and Mt Hood and you’ll understand why. Navigate Germantown road as it winds its way through dense old-growth, marvel at the homes tucked neatly into the overgrowth, and remind yourself you’re still only minutes from the Pearl and downtown. This is certain to convince you that Northwest is one of the most unique, desirable and magnificent neighborhoods any city anywhere has to offer.

 


Need Public Transit To Get Around?
Plan your trip, get arrivals in real-time or see detours, delays and closures at TriMet.org. Want the mobile app or ability to pay by phone? Download the iPhone or Android app.


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