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Southwest Hills is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 13,652. Southwest Hills is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Southwest Hills offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwest Hills there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Southwest Hills and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Southwest Hills are highly rated.
About Southwest Hills...
Population
13,652

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$656,342
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,540
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129
    500
  • Theft
    760
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$131,076
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Very little crimes, except there seems to have been an increase in car break-ins recently.
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I love the food in Portland! There are so many amazing places to eat I never know which place I should choose next.
Close to great schools, friendly neighbors, & quiet