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 West Linn,
the Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr 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 Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood has more
Armenian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 0.6% have Belgian ancestry.
Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Oregon. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 98.4% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Oregon. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 69.0% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 65.5% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr
neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.5% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
95.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, while most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood stands out by having 93.3% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% of all American
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 84.8% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.