Named for its high vantage point on top of Portland’s West Hills, Forest Heights has some of the best views the city has to offer. On a clear day, you can see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and other far-off Cascade Range beauties from this beautiful neighborhood’s many excellent viewing spots.
Homeowners in the area take great pride in their houses and in the landscaping in their yards, which is why they have a Homeowners Association governed by a Board of Directors. Homes in the area are a mix of single-family houses along with townhomes and condos. The neighborhood is primarily composed of residences, although there is a small retail shopping center there.
The area also has hundreds of acres of beautiful shared nature areas, including miles of walking trails. There are seven overall, winding through small parks, glens, forests and along streets that bespeak the commitment of residents to the beauty of the area. Mill Pond Park also graces the neighborhood, offering additional walking trails, fountains, green space and playgrounds. It’s also a good area to catch local wildlife.
Looking for a cultural hit right in town? Check out the International Festival, which exhibits cultures from all over the world as well as serving up food, drinks, and music in a beautiful setting. Of course, if you miss that true big-city feel, Portland is only a few minutes away, but many people appreciate the small-town perks that Forest Heights offers to its cozy enclave of residents.
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