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Healy Heights | SW Portland Homes

ALL ABOUT

Healy Heights is a luxury neighborhood with the best views in the region, nestled in the West Hills of Portland. The Healy Heights real estate market features some of the most stunning homes in the area, surrounded by mature trees and shady, sloping roads, and it is now more accessible than ever. Healy Heights is a private getaway from the chaos of city life, though its proximity to downtown Portland makes commutes easy and provides entertainment and fine dining just minutes away. Take a stroll or a peaceful afternoon drive up to the top of the West Hills and gaze out at the stunning view - on a clear day, residents of Healy Heights can see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams, as well as a picture-perfect birds-eye view of the city of Portland and the Willamette River. Healy Heights is an officially-designated neighborhood of Southwest Portland, with its own Neighborhood association, although it has the distinction of being the only neighborhood completely surrounded by another neighborhood. Portland's Southwest Hills neighborhood surrounds the Healy Heights district on all sides, but the small community maintains its own identity, with much-loved traditions like the annual potluck dinner, held in Healy Heights Park each September. Healy Heights affords the luxury and peaceful retreat of suburbs like Lake Oswego and West Linn without the distance from all the arts, culture, and recreation the City of Portland has to offer. See more photos of the Healy Heights neighborhood at the McDonald Group Realtor Flickr Page.

HEALY HEIGHTS HISTORY

In 1911 Joseph M. Healy, one of Portland's most successful early Real Estate barons, platted the high class residential tract known as Healy Heights, situated on the west side just south of Council Crest. The original tracts were developed into custom homesteads with stunning architectural features, open floor-plans, and walls of windows to maximize the stunning views. The area has since become a destination for local joggers looking to experience some of the most beautiful views, challenging hills, and shaded streets.

HEALY HEIGHTS LOCATION

Healy Heights is located within in the Southwest Hills of Portland, just North of Hillsdale in Southwest Portland. The Healy Heights neighborhood is bordered by Hayhurst, Bridlemile, Southwest Hills, Homestead and Hillsdale Neighborhoods.


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HOME STYLES, ARCHITECTURE & HEALY HEIGHTS REAL ESTATE

Healy Heights homes are a diverse mix of architectural styles, including Mediterranean homes with mission-style terraces and courtyards, cabin-inspired homes with towering windows and locally-sourced wood details, and stunning Victorian homes with many floors to maximize the view of Portland. Though homes are generally larger, you can also find smaller bungalows and cottages tucked between the trees. Most homes in Healy Heights have large lots with plenty of landscaping opportunities.

If you're interested in homes for sale in Healy Heights, or are looking to sell your home in the neighborhood, contact the McDonald Group real estate experts. We've got access to some of the best real estate in Healy Heights and every Portland neighborhood.

HEALY HEIGHTS AREA SCHOOLS

Healy Heights's local schools are Ainsworth Elementary School (2425 SW Vista Ave.), West Sylvan Middle School (8111 SW West Slope Dr), and Lincoln High School (1600 SW Salmon St).

HOMESTEAD ENTERTAINMENT

Marquam Nature Park: This popular trail area starts just south of downtown at the foot of the West Hills and winds up the hill to the Homestead neighborhood. The Nature Park is home to many native plant species and has several trails that wind through majestic Douglas fir, Western hemlock, Red cedar, and Big-leaf maple trees. The trail system connects Council Crest and the Oregon Zoo. The main trail is less than a mile, with 10 marker posts.

Duniway Park Lilac Garden: This gorgeous public space, once home to Portland's first Italian community, features a state-of-the-art running track, 225 lilac plants blooming in the spring (including a large Japanese Tree lilac which blooms in June), and steep hillsides cover with fir and cedar trees. People come from miles around to smell the amazing lilac blooms, grown by B.O. Case in the early 1900's. The Duniway Park running track is made from recycled rubber, including over 20,000 lbs. of athletic shoe soles donated by Nike, Inc in Beaverton.

FAVORITE DINING AND SHOPPING

Paloma Clothing: (6316 SW Capitol Hwy) This friendly, upbeat boutique is located in the Hillsdale Shopping Center near Wilson High School, right next to the Food Front co-operative grocery. New stuff arrives every day, and many accessories are made locally, You can find some amazing, beautiful pieces here, including brands like Aventura, Bryn Walker, Citron, Cut Loose, Flax, Free People, Jag pants, Kenzie, Loco Linda, Nic and Zoe, Neesh, Nomadic Traders, Putumayo, S.F. City Lights, Two Star Dog, URU, Willow, Weston Wear and XCVI.

Sushi Takahashi 2: (2415 SW 5th Ave) This hole-in-the-wall space with feel like your private sushi chef, with great prices, FRESH seafood, and awesome ambiance. With one of those cool sushi toy trains and excellent hand-rolled sushi, this place is both quality and fun! tempura tai - deep fried snapper on piece  of rice with a light creamy sauce. Try the salmon skin roll (salmon skin fried to a nice crisp and finely chopped rolled with scallions, carrots, cucumber) and the salmon nigiri. The prices can't be beat!

Chart House: (5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd) This favorite luxury restaurant has an amazing view over Portland and the Willamette River, with 5-star food. For a never-fail meal, try the crab, mango and avocado stack for your appetizer and the macadamia nut encrusted fish of the day for your entree. Sit back and enjoy the view!

Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille: (0515 SW Carolina St) This great lunch place has tons of choices for every appetite. They have different sizes for a lot of the plates, so everyone can choose what portion they want. Warning: the big portions are REALLY BIG. The Shoyu chicken is delicious, as are the Korean ribs. They've also got a sweet little patio, perfect for sipping Passion Fruit Margaritas in the summertime!

Corbett Fish House: (5901 SW Corbett Ave) These guys have the BEST fish and chips in the city! It's got a chili-garlic oil underneath the breading, and its fried to a perfect crisp. Everything is gluten-free, perfect for people with and without dietary restrictions, and the atmosphere is amazingly welcoming. They are also committed to the idea of sustainable seafood, so they follow the guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program.

 

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