The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 17.5% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 32.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, in the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 12.9% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 97.1% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 62.5% of the residents of the
Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 88% of the neighborhoods in
OR. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd
In the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 66.5% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 84.9% of the real estate in the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.