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Old 08-17-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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We are narrowing our search in the Portland area and wonder...what are the pros & cons of Arlington Heights? We have two elementary/junior high age children & wonder if this would be a good place for them? Is this a family-friendly community?
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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We are narrowing our search in the Portland area and wonder...what are the pros & cons of Arlington Heights? We have two elementary/junior high age children & wonder if this would be a good place for them? Is this a family-friendly community?
Cons:
Expensive and out of the way. Steep hills that get slick with rain, ice and snow.

Pros:
You're as close to being in the country as you can get in City Limits.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Yes, there are steep hills but it is hardly out of the way IMHO. Expensive depends on your POV.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Out of the way of what? As a reference point...Arlington Heights is about 5 minutes from Powell's City Books. It is expensive and house taxes are high but if you can afford it, I wouldn't consider that a con. It is very hilly and feels upscale but I think the higher end neighborhoods have less younger families and little children running about.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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I miss wrote about "out of the way."

I was thinking Arlington Heights was the neighborhood more to the north, closer to Linnton.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The west hills core area neighborhoods from the south: Council Crest/Healy Heights aka "The Heights" (from about OHSU to Burnside), Arlington Heights (Sunset Hgy to Burnside Street), Hillside/Kings Heights (Burnside to Balch Canyon in Forest Park), Willamette Heights (up Thruman Street).

Generally speaking home prices go from high to lower in that order but frankly the difference is minor. Old timers don't like to be in a direct line of the broadcast towers on Healy Heights or at the top of Skyline. Families with kids want to be in the Lincoln HS enrollment area but frankly there is nothing wrong with Wilson HS. Portland doesn't bus high school students and Trimet Line 51 (Vista) serves Council Crest and Lincoln HS.
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