The neighborhood of Sylvan Highlands is located within the city of Portland, Oregon.
Sylvan Highlands offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This area is good for those who like a quiet atmosphere, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. Lastly, access to public green spaces, such as Washington Park, is easy from the majority of locations within the neighborhood and there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
The housing stock of Sylvan Highlands is composed predominantly of single detached homes and row houses. Around 40% of properties in this neighborhood were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s. This neighborhood also has quite a good variety of unit sizes - houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 90% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners while the rest are rented.
In all but a very small number of cases, a vehicle is required do groceries. Residents benefit from a few restaurants and cafes. Concerning education, primary schools tend to require an extended walk to get to, and there are no high schools in Sylvan Highlands.
The favored transportation option in Sylvan Highlands is very often a car. It is very convenient to park. In contrast, commuting by public transit is difficult in this part of the city. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and bus stops are usually nearby. It is inconvenient for people traveling on foot to move around in Sylvan Highlands as running common errands is at times challenging by walking.