Real Estate Prices and Overview
Auburn St / Washington Ave median real estate prices are $229,902, which is more expensive than 84.0% of the neighborhoods
in Maine and 67.6% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Auburn St / Washington Ave are currently
$925, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 90.9%
of the neighborhoods in Maine.
Auburn St / Washington Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Portland, Maine.
Auburn St / Washington Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Auburn St / Washington Ave are 5.0%,
which is lower than one will find in 76.3% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Auburn St / Washington Ave
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Portland,
the Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood has more
Iranian and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 0.9% have Lebanese ancestry.
Auburn St / Washington Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood stands out within Maine
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in ME.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood in Portland are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 76.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 20.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood, 47.1%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(17.5%), and 10.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood in Portland, ME, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(17.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.3%) , and residents who report Italian roots (9.6%) , and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.6%) , along with some German ancestry residents (3.9%), among others. In addition, 11.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Auburn St / Washington Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Vietnamese.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Auburn St / Washington Ave neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.1% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.