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Northwest Heights is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 10,191. Northwest Heights is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Northwest Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northwest Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Northwest Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Northwest Heights are highly rated.
About Northwest Heights...
Population
10,191

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$583,260
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,563
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Northwest Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    143
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$142,357
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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People love Portland because they think it's weird. When you live here you kind of acknowledge it but it's not really a big deal. It's always funny to see people wander the streets and marvel at everything, you can always spot the tourists. They usually come for the little festivals and events, the scenery (we live close to mountains and the beach), and especially the food. We have great food, lots of things that are sometimes unusual. Visitors can explore the city, go ski, go to the coast, visit wine country, hike, swim in the gorge, kayak, raft... There's lots of outdoor activities here.
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Specifically in my neighborhood, Forest Heights, there are a huge amount of large, very nice houses built extremely close together. Most of my neighborhood is fairly expensive but there are opportunities for cheaper housing and opportunities to rent houses.
I enjoy TriMet public transportation. There is a train, street car and bus system that works throughout the city so almost anywhere can be accessed. Biking is a huge mode of transportation in Portland as well. Parking can be a problem sometimes, especially in the city.