Cedar Hills is situated at the eastern edge of Washington County near the intersection of SR 217 and U.S. Highway 26. Located a step away from the urban core of Portland, this community is highly connected thanks to light rail, bus lines, US 26, and Barnes Road (which rolls right into Portland’s NW District). Enjoy the close access to Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Lake Oswego; and a beeline west on US 26 takes you to the Oregon coast.
Cedar Hills Portland Real Estate and Lifestyle
Cedar Hills is a mid-century dream. Construction on the Cedar Hills neighborhood began in the late 1940s, and was completed in the early 1960s. West of Cedar Hills Boulevard, you’ll find charming, modest single-level ranch homes, mixed with Colonials, two-story and split-levels, conveniently located around Commonwealth Lake and Foothills Park. In the upscale Berkshire area east of Cedar Hills Boulevard, a beautiful blend of homes range in price from $300,000 to over $1,000,000, encircling Cedar Park Middle School and Roxbury Park.
Larger lot sizes offer great space for families and green-thumb gardeners, and are among the desirable features setting Cedar Hills apart from newer neighborhoods. With established old growth Cedar trees and welcoming parkways, it is easy to envision an idyllic suburban life here; borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor, kids playing ball together, picnics at the parks. If this appeals to you, you’ll be delighted by the annual Fourth of July neighborhood parade!
The Homes Association of Cedar Hills includes 2,114 properties. The name Cedar Hills derives from a large grove of Cedar trees that were harvested and processed at a nearby lumber mill. The area around the former lumber mill, located just across present day US 26, is now appropriately called Cedar Mill