Prestige. West Hills estates is one of those neighborhoods that has a prestigious reputation within the community. Located in Polk county, West Hills Estates is located off of Orchard Heights Rd. Most of the phases were built in the early 1990’s with some newer construction occurring on vacant lots today. There were approximately 6 phases completed in the 1990’s.
Streets are named after mountains such as Ranier, Olympia, St. Helens and Sisters, as well as various snow themes such as Snowbird, Ptarmigan, Boulder Ridge, and Diamond Peak.
You will notice on the map that part of the street of Mousebird currently backs to a 10 acre plot of land owned by the City of Salem. Current plans call for a fire station to be placed on the lower portion of the land down by Orchard Heights rd, and the rest is set aside for an underground water storage area. These current projects are subject to change, please call the City of Salem for current projects and zoning.
Homes range from the low $300,000 up to $1,000,000. This subdivision is subject to CC&R’s (conditions, covenants, and restrictions). If that is a concern for you, make sure to request a copy of them prior to writing an offer. This community is governed by an HOA (Home Owners Association) that does have yearly fees. They also have an architectural review committee, so changes to the façade of a home, such as a paint color, do need preapproval from the board. The dues have typically run $95 per year, but that is subject to change and increase at any time.
West Hills Estates is currently located in Chapman Hills, Walker, and West Salem school districts. If schools are important to you, remember that boundaries are subject to change from year to year so verify schools.
Approximately 11 homes sold in the West Hills Estates Subdivision last year (2007) with an average price of $410,354. Sold prices ranged from $300,000-$575,000. They averaged 126 DOM. Listings historically average 157 DOM in this subdivision. There are currently 8homes listed as active on the MLS for this subdivision with prices ranging from $329,900-$999,000.
If you need more information about West Hills Estates and homes currently available for purchase, please feel free to call or email with questions.