The King’s Heights/Hillside neighborhood is defined by its serenity and proximity. Set in the hills above and south of the busy Northwest section of Portland, this enclave contains quiet streets and elegant homes that are about 8 minutes from downtown and less than 1 mile from the shops, restaurants, and amenities along Northwest 23rd Street. The spectacular views and quiet make the busy city below seem a world away. This neighborhood attracts successful professionals and families. It’s close to some of Portland’s most popular natural attractions including Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Japanese Garden, and Portland’s International Rose Garden. Since parking is at a premium near these spots, cars do spill onto neighborhood streets. On sunny days and during summertime, traffic through the neighborhood is busier. These houses are also close to the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Children’s Museum, and the World Forestry Center. The homes range in styles but are often large, stately, and well maintained. There are a few upscale condo complexes that have been built in recent years. Since home prices in this neighborhood were already high by Portland standards, it has appreciated merely 30% over the past five years. Over 80% of residents own their homes here. As is expected, the schools serving King’s Heights/Hillside are some of the best in the city. Chapman Elementary is rated as strong by the Oregon Department of Education. West/East Sylvan Middle and Lincoln High School are rated as exceptional.A single bus line serves the neighborhood. Most residents find it more convenient to own a vehicle. It is approximately a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport.