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 Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College 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 98.8%
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 college students and urban sophisticates.
Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College neighborhood, where 41.0% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.5%
of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College neighborhood has more
Eastern European and British ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 2.1% have British ancestry.
Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% 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 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.4%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 66.1% of the workforce
in the Riverdale / Lewis & Clark College neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.