Port Townsend, WA (City Center)




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About Port Townsend, WA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Port Townsend is $379,333, which is more expensive than 62.6% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 78.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Port Townsend City Center is currently $1,154, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.5% of Washington neighborhoods.

Port Townsend City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Port Townsend, Washington. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the City Center of Port Townsend, WA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Port Townsend City Center has a 13.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.7% 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

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: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Port Townsend City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Port Townsend City Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 23.1% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in Washington, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Port Townsend 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 Washington, 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 97.6% of neighborhoods in WA. If a Washington retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Port Townsend City Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Port Townsend City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 67.3% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Port Townsend City Center neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 5.6% have Scottish ancestry.

Port Townsend City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Port Townsend City Center 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 19.3% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.0% of residents in the Port Townsend City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Finally, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Port Townsend City Center neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.0% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.


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 City Center neighborhood in Port Townsend are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.2% 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 64.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Port Townsend City Center neighborhood, 39.3% 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 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.2%), and 12.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Port Townsend, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.6%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (5.9%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Port Townsend City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.5% of households.

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 Port Townsend City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (67.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (66.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (19.3%) and 8.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Washington 2.84
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Port Townsend 0.101011101001110
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Washington 56

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to WA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Grant Street Elementary
1637 Grant St
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
PK-08
Ocean
1637 Grant Street
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
KG-12
Port Townsend High School
1500 Van Ness St
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
09-12
Blue Heron Middle School
3939 San Juan Ave
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
01-08

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