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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Creston-Kenilworth is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 8,101. Creston-Kenilworth is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Creston-Kenilworth offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Creston-Kenilworth there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Creston-Kenilworth and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Creston-Kenilworth are highly rated.
About Creston-Kenilworth...
Population
8,101

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,124
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$951
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Creston-Kenilworth Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    124.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    883.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,284.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,318.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,982
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Creston-Kenilworth Reviews

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I know it seems exaggerated to give a neighborhood a 5-star rating but, after living here the last 2-1/2 years I couldn't ask for a better 'hood! Within walking distance are excellent coffee and restaurant stops, three grocery stores, and yet also plenty of trees and pretty quiet considering it is only a 10-minute bus ride to downtown. It's cozy and close to everything, which is important if you are carless, like me.
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Me and my partner live on Gladstone and are close to everything there is a Trader Joes and Safeway within less than a mile, a little pub, Starbucks, barber, convenience stores, pharmacies, sandwich shop, gas station, schools and churches and even 2 parks within 4 blocks.
The neighborhood itself has many apartment complex building but also tons of family homes, and goes up in hills but also has flat areas, and a lot of diversity too.
Plus if you want a night life or culture just go up a mile to Division street and another mile there is Hawthorne, both are vibrant and happening streets.
If you are a student there are several campuses within a 10 min drive or less. And about 30 minutes by bus.
We really like living here cause of how accessible it is, the variety of the location and walkability.
For Portland, it has been significantly hotter and sunny which has been an interesting change of pace of getting to be out in the sun in early May, but still get hit with rain storms sporadically so the weather reminds us that it is not summer yet. If you are thinking essentials get yourself a light shell rain jacket. Just Don't buy an umbrella.