Southwest Hills is a neighborhood in the West Hills south of Sunset Highway 26 south of Goose Hollow, Arlington Heights and Sylvan-Highlands. This neighborhood is very close to Downtown Portland and provides an easy commute to work. Southwest Hills is also very close to PSU and OSHU. As the name of this neighborhood suggests, it is still in the West Hills system where you will see hilly terrain and lush nature parks. Depending on where on the hill you are, you will have a great view of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Saint Helens in the distance on a clear day. Much of the western portion of this neighborhood lies outside of Portland city limits in unincorporated Multnomah County.
Inside Southwest Hills, there are two sub-neighborhoods: Portland Heights and Council Crest. Portland Heights is located on the eastside of Southwest Hills abutting Goose Hollow and Washington Park. Portland Heights is one of the oldest and most exclusive neighborhoods in Portland. In the neighborhood, you will see some really nice houses. The best view is often had at Council Crest where you can watch snow covered mountain peaks and rivers. At Council Crest Park, you can see a spectacular 180-degree view of the city.
Southwest Hills is an exceptionally livable neighborhood in Portland. It is an expensive place to live due to its high desirability and the cost of living is about 40% higher than Portland average. Still the neighborhood has great schools, parks, houses and a very close commute to the city center.
Neighborhood Data for Southwest Hills, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||17||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||12 min|
|Population||7,418||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||3,509|
|Median Age||43||Home Ownership %||75%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||13%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||83%|
|Average Commute Time||23 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||14%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||5%||% of Commuters by Walking||10%|
|Number of Transit Lines||1||Number of Bus Lines||5|