Real Estate Prices and Overview
McKenzie Bridge / Blue River median real estate prices are $293,717, which is more expensive than 73.6% of the neighborhoods
in Oregon and 77.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in McKenzie Bridge / Blue River are currently
$855, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 43.2% of Oregon neighborhoods.
McKenzie Bridge / Blue River is a remote neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Springfield, Oregon.
McKenzie Bridge / Blue River real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
McKenzie Bridge / Blue River. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.1%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.9% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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: People
If you are planning to retire in Oregon, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, McKenzie Bridge / Blue River
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Oregon,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.9% of neighborhoods in
OR. If a Oregon retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood has more
Swiss and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.1% have Austrian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about McKenzie Bridge / Blue River 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: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.1%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood in Springfield are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 40.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 20.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.2%
of U.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 McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood, 32.4%
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 25.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(23.5%), and 14.4% 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 McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood in Springfield, OR, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(18.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.9%) , and residents who report Irish roots (6.0%) , and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (3.8%) , along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the McKenzie Bridge / Blue River
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.1% of households.
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 McKenzie Bridge / Blue River neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.7% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.2%) 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 (12.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.