Port Townsend, WA (Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction)




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About Port Townsend, WA (Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction median real estate price is $349,941, which is more expensive than 54.7% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 73.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction is currently $1,260, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 67.5% of Washington neighborhoods.

Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction is a rural 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).

Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 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 Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 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 Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (12.8%). 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: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 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, Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 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. One of the notable things about Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction neighborhood has more Finnish and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 3.0% have Welsh ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Washington, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 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 96.9% of neighborhoods in WA. If a Washington retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.


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 Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction neighborhood in Port Townsend are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.2% of U.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 Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction neighborhood, 32.7% 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 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.7%), and 17.2% 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 Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction neighborhood in Port Townsend, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.8%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

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 Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.3%) 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 (14.6%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

44 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Crime
Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 0.101011101001110
Port Townsend 0.101011101001110
Washington 2.84

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Port Townsend 0.101011101001110
Washington 34.64

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Discovery Bay / Discovery Junction 0.101011101001110
Port Townsend 0.101011101001110
Washington 56

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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SEQUIM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Washington

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Sequim Middle School
301 W. Hendrickson Rd.
Sequim, WA, 98382
06-08
Sequim Community School
220 W. Alder
Sequim, WA, 98382
PK-12
Greywolf Elementary School
171 Carlsborg Rd.
Sequim, WA, 98382
KG-05
Sequim Senior High School
601 N. Sequim Ave.
Sequim, WA, 98382
09-12
Helen Haller Elementary School
350 W. Fir Street
Sequim, WA, 98382
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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PORT TOWNSEND SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Washington

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Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Ocean School
1637 Grant Street
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
KG-12
Blue Heron Middle School
3939 San Juan Ave
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
04-08
Port Townsend High School
1500 Van Ness St
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
09-12
Grant Street Elementary School
1637 Grant St
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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District Quality Compared to Washington

(10 is best)

Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Open Doors Reengagement Program School
91 West Valley Rd
Chimacum, WA, 98325
09-12
Chimacum Creek Primary School
313 Ness Corner Rd
Port Hadlock, WA, 98339
KG-02
Pi Program School
91 West Valley Rd
Chimacum, WA, 98325
KG-12
Chimacum Middle School
91 West Valley Rd
Chimacum, WA, 98325
06-08
Chimacum High School
91 West Valley Rd
Chimacum, WA, 98325
09-12
Chimacum Elementary School
91 West Valley Rd
Chimacum, WA, 98325
03-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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