Real Estate Prices and Overview
Willamette median real estate prices are $373,324, which is more expensive than 88.5% of the neighborhoods
in Oregon and 85.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Willamette are currently
$933, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 70.2%
of the neighborhoods in Oregon.
Willamette is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in West Linn, Oregon.
Willamette real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Willamette neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.4% in
Willamette. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 55.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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: Diversity
Did you know that the Willamette neighborhood has more
Welsh and French ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 5.7% have French ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Willamette
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Oregon. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 95.9% 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
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students , highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
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 Willamette neighborhood in West Linn are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 84.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 10.6% 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 61.0%
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 Willamette neighborhood, 43.9%
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 30.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(13.6%), and 11.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Willamette neighborhood in West Linn, OR, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(15.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.5%) , and residents who report Irish roots (9.8%) , and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.7%) , along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Willamette
neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.2%).
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 Willamette neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.9% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (90.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.