Element, Located just five minutes from Lake Oswego’s retail district and gourmet restaurants, and just eight miles south of downtown Portland, Students living in the Highlands attend schools in the Lake Oswego School District. In 2010, all ten schools in the district received excellent ratings from the Oregon Department of Education. This is a notable distinction considering only 124 other schools out of Oregon’s 1,253 received such a high rating. Nearby Oswego Lake Country Club provides opportunities for members looking for access to a private pool, golf club, and catering service. Tryon Creek State Park is just around the corner with plenty of hiking trails, bike paths, and horse trails to satisfy nature lovers.