Saying that you live in Portland could mean anything. It could mean that you live within the city of Portland itself, it could mean you live in the surrounding suburbs—and it could even mean that you live across the bridge in Vancouver, Washington.
Vancouver has a personality of its own and, like Portland, it is also a thriving mini-metropolis full of diversity and character. There are many neighborhoods in Vancouver that would be great to call home, including Cascade Highlands.
The Cascade Highlands neighborhoodis located in Vancouver between Mill Plain to the North, McGillivray to the south, Blairmont/Parkcrest to the west and SE 164th to the east. It’s a predominately residential neighborhood (both single family and apartments), but also has many fine restaurants and entertainment options. It has plentiful access to both the highway and public transit taking travel within and around cascade Highlands a breeze.
With thirty-five hundred residents, Cascade Highlands has a cozy, small town feel with the benefits of living in a bigger city. You know your neighbors and there’s safety and comfort in that. Housing is quite affordable here, with the median household cost being about $175K. Most homes, however, punch in at the low $300,000’s. The neighborhood gets an “A” for diversity in both ethnicity and in economics. The average family income in the neighborhood is around $45,000, which is slightly lower than the national average.
With numerous parks and hiking trails nearby, plus with Mt. Hood less than an hour away, and the Coast not far beyond that, living in Cascade Highlands, as in the rest of the Portland/Metro area, is an outdoor lovers dream. Restaurants of nearly every stripe reside here. From Pho, to Italian, to good ole fashioned hamburgers, Cascade Highlands has plenty of options for getting your grub on.
From tree lined streets, to houses on large lots of rolling green grass, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of great jobs and schools nearby, Cascade Highlands is a little gem within the greater gem of Vancouver Washington.