About Sisters, OR (Elk Lake / City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Elk Lake / City Center median real estate price is $658,140, which is more expensive than 71.4% of the neighborhoods in Oregon and 81.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Elk Lake / City Center is currently $1,789, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.4% of Oregon neighborhoods.

Elk Lake / City Center is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sisters, Oregon.

Elk Lake / City Center real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Elk Lake / City Center 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Elk Lake / City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (14.7%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Oregon, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Elk Lake / City Center may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Oregon, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.7% of neighborhoods in OR. If a Oregon retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Elk Lake / City Center 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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 7 residents per square mile, Elk Lake / City Center is less crowded than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Elk Lake / City Center 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Elk Lake / City Center neighborhood in Sisters are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.4% 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 56.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Elk Lake / City Center neighborhood, 44.1% 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 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.4%), and 12.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Elk Lake / City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.6%).

The Neighbors: 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 Elk Lake / City Center neighborhood in Sisters, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.1%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Elk Lake / City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (81.8%) 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 (8.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to OR* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Cascade Middle School
19619 Mountaineer Wy
Bend, OR 97702
06-08
Summit High School
2855 Nw Clearwater Dr
Bend, OR 97701
09-12
William E Miller Elementary School
300 Nw Crosby Dr
Bend, OR 97701
KG-05
Tumalo Community School
19835 2nd St
Bend, OR 97701
KG-05
Elton Gregory Middle School
1220 Nw Upas Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
06-08
Ridgeview High School
4555 Sw Elkhorn Rd
Redmond, OR 97756
09-12
Sisters High School
1700 W Mc Kinney Butte Rd
Sisters, OR 97759
09-12
Sisters Elementary School
611 E Cascade
Sisters, OR 97759
KG-04
Sisters Middle School
15200 Mc Kenzie Hwy
Sisters, OR 97759
05-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

BEND-LAPINE ADMINISTRATIVE SD 1


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District Quality Compared to Oregon

(10 is best)

Better than of OR school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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SISTERS SD 6


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District Quality Compared to Oregon

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Better than of OR school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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