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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Happy Valley Northwest median real estate price is $770,280, which is more expensive than 85.3% of the neighborhoods in Oregon and 84.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Happy Valley Northwest is currently $2,706, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.0% of the neighborhoods in Oregon.

Happy Valley Northwest is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Happy Valley Northwest 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 Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Happy Valley Northwest, the current vacancy rate is 1.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Happy Valley Northwest is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Happy Valley, the Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

The Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood stands out within Oregon for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 10.0% of college-friendly places to live in OR.

Diversity

Did you know that the Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood has more Lebanese and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 2.2% have Swiss ancestry.

Happy Valley Northwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood in Happy Valley are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.7% 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 51.4% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood, 49.4% 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 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.7%), and 14.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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 Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood in Happy Valley, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (14.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report English roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.6%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (5.1%), among others. In addition, 14.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Happy Valley Northwest neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (73.4%) 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 (7.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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