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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Overlook is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 10,294. Overlook is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Overlook offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Overlook there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Overlook and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Overlook are above average.
About Overlook...
Population
10,294

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$351,839
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,308
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    111
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    61
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    444
    500
  • Theft
    1,847
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    343
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,191
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Overlook Reviews

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There are a plethora of small businesses in the North Portland quadrant of the city. No more than two miles in each direction, lie Portland Community College, small business strip-Mississippi Ave, and Alberta Art district. The yellow MAX, street train, runs through Interstate, making access from North Portland to the City Center quick and easy.

Mississippi Ave has plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and small boutiques to choose from. It also has several specialty stores- food truck pods, herbal shop, used book store, vinyl record store, tea house, coffee shop, and list keeps going. Mississippi Ave also hosts a farmers market during the summer.

Alberta St arts district is very similar in atmosphere and business as Mississippi Ave, with the extra sewing and kitting shops.

Overall, the North Portland area of the city is very easy to access and hardly requires a resident to step out of its gravitational pull for the daily needs.
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Although it has become more gentrified over the years, Overlook has always been a pocket of middle- to upper-class folks living in small bubble in North Portland.
My neighborhood is gentrifying. I think the rent will rise to meet the rent of newer complexes that are being built nearby. I like that I can walk a block to public transportation and some of the nicer neighborhoods. The freeway is easily accessible which also means you can hear it and all it's glory! Overall it's a good location.