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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Pearl is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 6,002. Pearl is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Pearl offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pearl there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Pearl and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pearl are highly rated.
About Pearl...
Population
6,002

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$547,470
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,291
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Pearl Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    237.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    215
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    622.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    8,408.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    509.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,458
National
$55,322
Families with Children
3%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    48%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Lot of trendy shops and entertainment. Excellent culture such as museums and Art galleries, but there is also a lot of homeless on every street corner. The homeless situation is so bad that you literally have to step over someone sleeping on the curb. They're not dangerous, mostly just asking for spare change or a cigarette. Most of the time they're just sleep or passed out. The sight of people in dire straits in a country with so much wealth is rather depressing and sad. The cost of living is extremely high compared to the rest of the greater Portland area. So while there is a lot of fun things to do, It takes a lot of money to partake in such activities. Great nightlife and bars that are all in close proximity, no need for a designated driver because you can just walk home. Not a lot of family activities or outdoor playgrounds for kids to enjoy during when the weather is nice.
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The Pearl District is the downtown place where lovers of art, farmers markets, food, music, and community go to support one another and have a good time. A common tourist spot with the park blocks.
Portland is really growing and because of this, housing is getting more and more expensive. The homeless community here is growing as well. Portland is becoming overcrowded and not as clean and atmospheric as it used to be. I would not move here again. It was nice for a short while to experience the city but I would rather live in a nicer place close to the city in the future.