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 Portland,
the SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.3% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 70.8% 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
96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 95.5% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and college students.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 9.0% of residents in
the SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave neighborhood has more
Finnish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 5.6% have Scottish ancestry.
SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% 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 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The SE Hawthorne Blvd / SE 20th Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 63.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.