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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Westlake median real estate price is $902,008, which is more expensive than 90.4% of the neighborhoods in Oregon and 87.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Westlake is currently $3,045, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.3% of the neighborhoods in Oregon.

Westlake is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Westlake 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Westlake neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.3% in Westlake. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 52.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Westlake neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 40.4% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Also, a majority of the adults in the Westlake neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Oregon by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in Oregon. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Real Estate

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Westlake 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, 84.3% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 69.3% of the workforce in the Westlake neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Diversity

Did you know that the Westlake neighborhood has more Austrian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 2.3% have Romanian ancestry.

Westlake is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Westlake neighborhood in Lake Oswego are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Westlake neighborhood, 69.3% 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 14.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (9.9%), and 8.4% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 Westlake neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Korean, Polish and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Westlake neighborhood in Lake Oswego, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.4%), and residents who report Asian roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.0%), among others. In addition, 18.4% 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 Westlake neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (64.8%) 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 (10.3%) . 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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