Sylvan Highlands is located in Northwest Portland. It is bordered by the Forest Park, Arlington Heights, and Southwest Hills neighborhoods. Much of the Sylvan Highlands neighborhood has a rural, rather than urban residential, look. Narrow lanes wind through the community, and often when you find a broader street with a line of homes side by side, you’ll soon find that it ends in a cul-de-sac. No matter, since the greenery and the beautiful homes make a little fussy navigation an easy price to pay.
Falling within the boundary of this neighborhood, and within the western-most portion of Washington Park, are the Portland Children’s Museum (a great place for little folk to explore and invent), Hoyt Arboretum for those who love and admire all things tree, the World Forestry Center, and the Veterans of Oregon Vietnam Memorial. Just beyond the east-facing boundary is the Oregon Zoo.
Sylvan Highlands is like living in a forested city park. Beautiful homes offer stunning views and you’ll feel secluded and set apart from the rest of Portland. Nearby you’ll find the lovely Forest Park. One of the most beautiful parks in the country, Forest Park offers miles of hiking trails through lush green woodland. This park truly personifies the Pacific Northwest. Starting at NW 29th Ave and Upshur and spanning all the way to Newberry Road, Forest Park sits smack dab in the middle of Portland, literally neighboring downtown Portland. Enjoy hours of foot, bike and equestrian trails all while relaxing in the intoxicating natural beauty. Forest Park is dog friendly- your four-legged friends will love it here!
Sauvie Island Farmers Markets, fishing, camping, local beaches and more. This area is stunning.
Washington Park Playground, soccer field, lighted tennis courts, hiking, wedding site
Hoyt Arboretum Hiking and picnic site
Japanese Gardens Stunning authentic Japanese garden
Portland Heights Park Basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, playground, soccer and softball fields
Macleay Park Hiking trails
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Multnomah County Library – Northwest Portland
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Sylvan Highlands Neighborhood Vibe
Just a few miles from downtown Portland, Sylvan Highlands will feel upscale, family focused and community conscious. Dog walkers and babes in strollers abound.
Sylvan Highlands Zip Code 97221
Sylvan Highlands Real Estate
Homes run the gamut of 20th century architecture, from classic Bungalow, to Old Portland, to Cape Cod, Four Square and more. You’ll also find new construction condos and apartments smattered about the area. Rentals
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