Airport Heights is so called because of the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (originally named North Bend Airport), established in 1940. The neighborhood is roughly bordered on the south by Virginia Avenue, the north and east by the airport and a United States Coast Guard Station, and the west by the city limits (just beyond Channel Street).
The neighborhood is within easy walking distance of North Bend’s main shopping district, which includes the Pony Village Mall. Some highlights of Airport Heights include a neighborhood market (Airport Heights Market), ACS (call center & major employer), Airport Heights Park, North Bend Senior Activity Center, and a paved walking path (near the Bureau of Land Management Offices). Coos Bay and the McCullough Bridge provide beautiful views from many areas in this neighborhood.
In September 2010, the homes for sale in this neighborhood ranged in price from $99,900 to $327,000, most of which were below $200,000. Most homes sold in the neighborhood 6 months prior to this period were 3 bedroom/2 baths, and the average sale price was $157,815. The oldest homes are primarily located in the north central portion of the neighborhood and later construction fanned out south, east and west, with the newest construction in the southern and western portions. Most homes are of wooden construction, but there are a small number of newer (1995 and later) manufactured homes, as well.