Arlington Heights is up in the hills just west out of Portland and is bordered by the Northwest Heights, Slyvan Highlands, Hillside, Northwest and Goose Hollow neighborhoods. The boundaries are E Burnside to the north, SW Fairview to the south, SW Wright is part of the boundary to the east and the west border is hard to determine! So it is the closest real residential area to downtown NW Portland-just 5 minutes or less. You can actually walk or easily ride your bike to the downtown area, Washington Park, and NW 23rd- and alot of people. You can then take a bus back- the hills are pretty steep!. The roads are windy and hilly- many of the houses have awesome veiws of either the city and mountains, the forest the Cascade mountains-Mt St Helens or Mt Hood, or the west valleys and hills.
It's also the home of Washington Park- a gorgeous huge park that as a zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, rose garden, children's museum, forestry center, the Japanese Garden, the Holocost Memorial, and miles and miles of trails. The streets are narrow and quaint in this area and wind in and around Washington Park, so alot of the houses are right on the edge of it.
There averages only 6 people per acre! and the area of the neighborhood is just over 100 acres. Arlington Heights is a has all kinds of architectural styles-from the Victorian cottage to the latest modern styles, most of the homes have large lots, beautiful gardens and spectacular views. This is an older neighborhood- 60 percent of the homes were built before 1939! The homes prices go up over 1,300,000!