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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Portland is a neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky with a population of 12,479. Portland is in Jefferson County. Living in Portland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Portland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Portland and residents tend to be liberal.
About Portland...
Population
12,479

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$39,408
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$659
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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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
    5,570.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    44.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    758
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,928
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,900.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,295.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$22,350
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%
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Great place to buy a cool home, fix it up, and wait for the rebirth. In the meantime, you have to deal with stone-headed natives who don't want progress, just cheap rent. They make a lot of noise, but the remedy for that is the new people moving in. The location can't be beat, and there are artists and restaurants doing some cool things. Now is the time to buy before it gets priced out, like other neighborhoods. Yes, there are druggies and bums, but fresh homeowners who care about their properties will drive them out. Portland is like the Last Frontier of Louisville, and it needs pioneers. Don't let the screaming natives scare you away, buy a house, move in, and shut them up. This neighborhood has the potential to be the next Butchertown.
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I absolutely adore this neighborhood. I lived here as a kid and moved away in my teens. I recently moved back and bought a home. It has amazing history and good bones. The architecture is diverse and offers homes that can be made to reflect all sorts of styles. It's a great place to get that fixer upper you can pay off and still put your own touch on it! I am one more artist living here that sees how beautifully eclectic we can create our neighborhood to be!
I am a single mother of three children and because of some financial hardships, we moved to a more affordable place. We were blessed by a former landlord and a property available with which he was willing to waive the deposit, because we would be homeless otherwise. So,we packed up and moved to the Portland, with a fair warning that it wasn't for us. As we moved in, people were helpful and friendly to us, we were really impressed by the immense character. But, the bad was visible with the trash and neglect everywhere.We are very heartbroken and scared by the circumstances. Soon after we got here we realized we were in the middle of so much danger and chaos. I am embarrassed and ashamed to have to say this about a part of my beloved city,but also because I had no other option but to expose my children to the fear and detriment in this neighborhood. The gunshots and drugs around us being great fear and worry to us every day. I would not recommend this neighborhood to anyone else.