Chatnika Heights Neighborhood

The Chatnika Heights Neighborhood is a large neighborhood in the West Salem Oregon hills. The development of this neighborhood started in the 1960s and ran through the early 2000s. As such, there is a wide range of architectural home styles, variations in landscaping, and home sizes. One of the large attractions of the neighborhood is the larger lot size offered by many of the homes. Lots in Salem Oregon generally aren’t large due to the urban growth boundaries. This neighborhood tends to offer lots in the .20 to .30 acre range, which is large for Salem. Chatnika sits outside city limits so it has lower property taxes which is a draw for many homeowners.

There is a mix of one and two-story homes in the neighborhood that vary from contemporary to traditional. The neighborhood is hilly so the lots are often sloped and some have mountain views.

Most homes are well maintained and cared for in the neighborhood and you will often see residents out walking. Residents tend to live in homes for a long period of time in this neighborhood so homes that need some updating are not uncommon in the area. The neighborhood is car-dependent, like almost all West Salem neighborhoods. It doesn’t have a local neighborhood park, but Eola Heights Park is fairly close by. Solid schools, a stable neighborhood, good home resale, and larger lots are the characteristics of this neighborhood.



Real estate prices in Chatnika Heights

Real estate is widely varied in price, but typically homes range from $425,000-$600,000 price range.

Neighborhood Characteristics
  • Several phases over time
  • Larger lots
  • Very car-dependent
  • Outside city limits
  • No HOA
Neighborhood Life

Local Schools


Area Grocery Store

Neighborhood Association

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