Sylvan-Highlands is a lovely, forested neighborhood on the west side of the West Hills outside of downtown Portland. It’s a perfect spot for nature lovers who still want to live within a short distance of the big city. The MAX will take you straight to the myriad activities at Washington Park, Timbers games at Providence Park, or all the way to the airport. The closest restaurant hotbed is a short drive away to downtown’s Northwest 23rd Ave. If this sounds like the right fit for you or a friend, have a look at my current listing: A tree-lined condo with amenities galore (gym, tennis, pool!) (Pictured).