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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Melrose / Lookingglass median real estate price is $513,834, which is more expensive than 52.8% of the neighborhoods in Oregon and 70.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Melrose / Lookingglass is currently $2,282, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 44.4% of Oregon neighborhoods.

Melrose / Lookingglass is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Roseburg, Oregon.

Melrose / Lookingglass real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Melrose / Lookingglass has a 13.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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 Roseburg, the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

In addition, the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 9.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Oregon. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.9% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Melrose / Lookingglass is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood has more Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry.

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 Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood in Roseburg are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.2% 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 68.0% 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 Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood, 35.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 30.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.0%), and 12.2% 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 Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood in Roseburg, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (13.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (5.5%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

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 Melrose / Lookingglass neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.8%) 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 (6.7%) . 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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