The unincorporated community of West Slope, Oregon is situated in the Portland metropolitan area.
West Slope is a good unincorporated community to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm atmosphere. Public green spaces, like Raleigh Swim Center/Park, are very well-located and there are a few of them nearby for residents to discover, making it easy to get to them. This part of the Portland metropolitan area is also fairly good for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near Beaverton Tigard Freeway.
In West Slope, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. This unincorporated community also has a good choice of unit sizes - houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly two thirds of the dwellings in West Slope while renters occupy the remainder. About 40% of properties in this unincorporated community were built prior to the 1960s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s.
The closest grocery store in West Slope is typically only a rather short walk away. Additionally, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and house buyers are served by a few cafes as well. Regarding education, it is a reasonably short walk to get to primary schools from any location in West Slope. On the other hand, there are no high schools in West Slope. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found.
The best transportation option in West Slope is very often a car. It is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Beaverton Tigard Freeway, from any location in this unincorporated community, and it is very convenient to park. In contrast, the public transit service in West Slope is not very frequent. Nevertheless, house owners benefit from a few bus lines, and most homes are near a bus stop. Walking is not very popular in this part of the Portland metropolitan area, even though running daily errands is convenient.