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 98.1% 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, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 65.5% of the adults living in the
Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.5% 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 95.8% 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.
Also, our research reveals that 93.3% of commuters who live in the
Willamette Dr / Marylhurst Dr neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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.