Southcliff Neighborhood Real Estate
Redeveloped in the late 1950s, Vancouver’s esteemed Southcliff neighborhood has evolved from temporary urban housing for soldiers during World War II to a highly desirable area filled with attractive homes and graceful landscaping situated along wide, leafy streets at the southwest corner of McLoughlin Heights. Large lot sizes and the absence of sidewalks on many streets contribute to the relaxed, intimate feel of this secluded neighborhood.
Construction of the Southcliff neighborhood is based on the surrounding landscape, with homes tucked into natural groves and ridges, and along the steep bluffs that make up this area’s southern and western boundaries. Mill Plain Boulevard, and Oregon and Willamette Drives provide easy access to urban and outlying recreation and entertainment destinations, and the efficient metro transit program offers a convenient alternative for commuters.
Southcliff Park was originally constructed by the Vancouver Housing Authority as part of a planned community in the 1950s, and currently features modern amenities such as new play equipment, picnic areas and shaded walking paths. The nearby Water Works Park is adjacent to the Clark College campus and boasts 20 acres of wooded natural area, a public amphitheater and the popular Swift Skatepark.