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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Overlook is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 6,089. Overlook is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Overlook offers residents a dense 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
6,089

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$430,139
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,516
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Overlook 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
    111
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    444.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,847
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    343.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,484
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Overlook Reviews

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Beautiful and homey residential neighborhood. A great place for families. Everything you need is fairly nearby.
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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.
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.