Moving to Forest Heights?


Although our website was developed primarily for our residents, we know there might be questions from people who are interested in purchasing a home in Forest Heights. We welcome you to this page and encourage you to review the information we have provided below. We have tried to include many of the questions that would be asked by future homeowners moving to our community, however, if you have a particular question that is not answered below please feel free to email: contactus@fhhoa.com

Buyer Related Questions

How many homes are there in Forest Heights? How many people live in the community?

FHHOA is the Master Association consisting of 1,126 single family homes. In addition, there are 13 sub-associations made up of 676 townhomes and condominiums, 160 apartment units and a small retail center. In total, there are 17 unique neighborhoods located in Forest Heights. It is estimated that Forest Heights has a population of approximately six thousand residents.

What are the sizes of homes in Forest Heights? Price ranges? What about the condos?

In our community you will find a wide variety in both the size of homes and in their architectural styles. From Brownstones and English Tudor condominiums to Craftsman bungalows, traditional Colonials, Mediterranean Villas and Victorians, sizes can range between 2,000 sqft to over 6,000 sqft. With this large a range in home sizes, there is also a large range in home prices. We recommend you contact a local realtor for specific information on the Portland real estate market. If you know the address of a particular home, we encourage you to visit the website Portland Maps for a full property description which includes the square footage and a history of sale prices.

What are the property taxes like for homes in Forest Heights?

The best way for you to get tax information for a specific property in Forest Heights is to visit the website Portland Maps. Simply enter the address of the property you are interested in and click the ‘search’ button. In addition to property tax information, this website (which is maintained by the City of Portland) contains critical data about the property, the neighborhood, local schools and parks, garbage and recycling pick up schedules, traffic information and property assessment history.

Approximately how much are the semi-annual dues and what do they cover?

Every homeowner pays semi-annual dues of $294 (or $588 annually), and homeowners who live on private streets pay a separate Private Street Assessment in January of each year. The Private Street Assessment for 2014 is $125.39. These assessments support the maintenance & landscaping of 200 acres of common area, 11 acres of improved common area, 6 miles of private walking trails including 27 trail heads, a private pond, park and playground, 11 entrance monuments, one community fountain and the maintenance of several private streets. Dues also cover a private transit/shuttle system, community relations, compliance and architectural review enforcement and a staff of 4 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees.

What kind of population breakdown do you have in Forest Heights?

According to the 2000 census, Forest Heights is home to approximately 6,000 who collectively make up a wide range of statistics. Of the total population,  families with children are at 38.3% and  families without children are at 35.5%. Single individuals make up approximately 26.2% of the Forest Heights population. The largest age range is between 40 and 64 (40.5%), while those between 22 and 39 rank at 26% of the population.

Does Forest Heights have any public transportation such as a shuttle bus?

Forest Heights operates a private shuttle bus service Monday – Friday during peak commuting hours. The shuttle transports Forest Heights residents to the Sunset Transit Station where they can then board Portland’s TriMet system which includes trains heading east to Portland or west to Hillsboro. Passengers can also board busses which take north and south routes. Please visit TriMet to learn more about their services.

Are there homes for rent in Forest Heights?

The association does not require owners to inform us if they are renting their homes, therefore we cannot provide a listing of rentals in the community. We encourage you to use online search tools like Portland Craigslist and Rentals.com.