Collins View Neighborhood

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Collins View has Lewis and Clark College in the neighborhood

Collins View Neighborhood, located in the Southwest portion of Portland, the home to Lewis and Clark College, a private liberal arts college that is also known for it’s law school.  It is actually right between Tryon Creek State Park directly to the South and River View Cemetery to the Northeast.  The Collins View Neighborhood is very quiet, surrounded by forest, no businesses near by, not even many busy streets. If you love nature, this might be a good place to live!  You can always go down the hill to John’s Landing or across the Sellwood Bridge for restaurants, groceries and other things.  They are both really close, 5 minutes from some parts, as long as it isn’t rush hour! This neighborhood almost feels rural, with it’s grassy wooded hills- and it borders on  Tyron Creek State Park, which has miles and miles of trails that go all the way down to Lake Oswego and the Willamette River!

There is a mixture of historic, older homes on larger lots, some new construction, a few town homes, very safe and good schools!   Lewis and Clark college is right in the neighborhood, but it is a quiet school, not a normal college town feel or atmosphere.  When you are in this neighborhood, it feels more like a suburb than city. 1 main road cut through the neighborhood: SW Terwilliger Blvd and SW Boones Ferry Rd, both of them are really winding, hilly with lots of trees, and they run mostly north-south.  Most of the homes are larger, with beautiful well kept lots.  There isn’t much housing for the students, but lots of the professors and other professionals do live in this neighborhood.

Parks in Collins View Neighborhood

Tryon Creek State Park
This is not actually in Collins View Neighborhood but just a few blocks away. This is an urban oasis where thick moss covers Maple, Fir, Cedar and Alder tress and wildlife surrounds you. Come do a nature day camp and learn to cultivate a passion for nature. Become a member of the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. Take your kids to find salamanders in the creek or sideband snails crawling up the tree trunks. You may see a beaver or a flying squirrel too. It is 645 acres with over 18 different trails. Some trails for horses, some for bikes, some are paved and some are dirt. It is around 8 miles of trails if you do all the loops.
The Nature Center has a small play area for kids, a gift shop, a large classroom, and a separate area for educational exhibits.

Other Important Links

The MAX and buses make public transportation really good!
Schools In Portland- people are permitted to send their children to whatever school they want within the Portland School District, as long as there is room. If the school is important to you, it is probably a good idea to check and see which school your neighborhood is assigned to- because it seems logical that the best schools will have a waiting list- and if you live there, you will be at the top! Find your school attendance area or a school site and view the boundary area using School Locator Page for: Portland Public Schools..
Read how to use the interactive map by clicking on the (Information) icon (circle with an i in the center).
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