Sylvan Highlands, Portland, OR
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Sylvan Highlands Neighborhood Guide Portland, OR

About

Sylvan Highlands is an affluent residential neighborhood located in Southwest Portland, Oregon. Nestled among lush green hills and offering stunning views of the city, it's just minutes from Highway 26 and Interstate 405. It is known for being serene and quiet yet conveniently close to the city's center. Neighbors enjoy amenities such as parks, ample outdoor spaces, and the area's top-rated schools.

What You Will Love about Sylvan Highlands, Portland, Oregon

  • The neighborhood's serenity and green surroundings are perfect for residents seeking peace and quiet.
  • Its close proximity to major highways and the city center makes commuting effortless.
  • Residents appreciate the city views, as well as the easy access to nature and outdoor recreational activities.
  • The top-rated schools in the area make it a desirable locale for families.

What’s Nearby

Sylvan Highlands is a stone's throw away from downtown Portland and the renowned Washington Park, home to the International Rose Test Garden and Oregon Zoo. Also nearby is the Hoyt Arboretum, an outdoor museum of trees that provides 12 miles of hiking trails and a tranquil escape.

Lifestyle

Life in the Sylvan Highlands neighborhood is ideal for those seeking a balance between urban convenience and pastoral serenity. The region’s plentiful parks and hiking trails support active outdoor lifestyles, while the close proximity to downtown means culture, shopping, and fine dining are always within easy reach.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 6 restaurants, 2 grocery stores, and 21 parks within a mile of the Sylvan-Highlands neighborhood.

  • SHOPPING
    West Hills Plaza

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    1.1 miles

    7535 SW Barnes Rd

  • GROCERY
    QFC

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    7525 SW Barnes Rd

Sylvan Highlands Apartments and Rentals

204 Rental properties in Sylvan Highlands, Portland, OR.

  • 2324 SW Osage Street 2324 property

    $1,550

    2324 SW Osage Street 2324

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    762 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 3204 SW Upper Drive property

    $6,650

    3204 SW Upper Drive

    5 Beds • 3 Baths

    4243 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 3465 SW BRIDLEMILE LN property

    $3,395

    3465 SW BRIDLEMILE LN

    4 Beds • 3 Baths

    3600 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 3821 SW Hillside Dr property

    $3,200

    3821 SW Hillside Dr

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    2070 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 4703 Southwest Patton Road property

    $3,400

    4703 Southwest Patton Road

    4 Beds • 3 Baths

    3100 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Davis Apartments property

    $1,175

    Davis Apartments

    Studio • 1 Bath

    450 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
3.7%
50.2%
utilities
0.4%
6.8%
food
0.7%
10.4%
transportation
3.3%
28.4%
healthcare
1.8%
11.9%

Sylvan Highlands Demographics

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Sylvan Highlands Reviews

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  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    Yes

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 2 of 2 renters

Sylvan Highlands Transportation

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Car-Dependent

12/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

27/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

36/100
1 train stop

Washington Park and Zoo Railway

Train Stop

4001 SW Canyon Rd

Source: foursquare.com

Sylvan Highlands Schools

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