Real Estate Prices and Overview
Highland / Elwood median real estate prices are $361,592, which is more expensive than 85.9% of the neighborhoods
in Oregon and 84.4% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Highland / Elwood are currently
$814, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 50.6% of Oregon neighborhoods.
Highland / Elwood is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Estacada, Oregon.
Highland / Elwood real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Highland / Elwood neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Highland / Elwood, the current vacancy rate is 2.9%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.0% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Highland / Elwood
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Highland / Elwood neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 23.0% 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 99.6% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Highland / Elwood neighborhood has more
Ukrainian and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 1.7% have Swiss ancestry.
Highland / Elwood is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
More residents of the Highland / Elwood neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
One of the notable things about Highland / Elwood is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Highland / Elwood neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 39.0% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.2% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
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 Highland / Elwood neighborhood in Estacada are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 79.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 4.4% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 77.6%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Highland / Elwood neighborhood, 35.2%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(22.2%), and 12.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Highland / Elwood neighborhood in Estacada, OR, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(17.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (16.9%) , and residents who report English roots (14.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (5.9%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Highland / Elwood
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.5%).
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 Highland / Elwood neighborhood spend
between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (34.2% of working
residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (85.4%) 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 (8.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.