Where To Live Next


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Portland

Median Home Price $375,000

State and Local Tax Rate 10.7%

Walkability 38.0% of neighborhoods have a Walk Score above 70

Diversity 78.2% of population is white, 21.8% of population is non-white

Political Affiliation 76.0% voted Democratic, 17.6% voted Republican

Walkable Neighborhoods Sellwood-Moreland (79), Hollywood (93), Northwest District (93), Sunnyside (91), Goose Hollow (93), Downtown Gresham (84) Downtown Portland (95)

Local Commentary “Sellwood-Moreland sits on the east side of the Willamette River. The brand new Sellwood Bridge and the neighborhood’s easy access to the ‘Max’ light rail line make it a very convenient place to commute from. Sellwood is known for its small town feel, with ‘mom and pop’ stores, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs along 13th and Milwaukie Avenues. On weekends, residents ride bikes along the Willamette River Loop, picnic in Sellwood Park, and take the kids to Oaks Amusement Park.” – Gus Sanchez, Redfin Agent


#3

Austin

Median Home Price $341,000

State and Local Tax Rate 4.9%

Walkability 20.6% of neighborhoods have a Walk Score above 70

Diversity 76.2% of population is white, 23.8% of population is non-white

Political Affiliation 66.3% voted Democratic, 27.4% voted Republican

Walkable Neighborhoods Zilker (68), North University (85), Central West Austin (81), Central East Austin (81), Highland (66), Downtown Austin (90), University of Texas-Austin (86)

Local Commentary “Zilker has highly-rated schools, along with close proximity to South Lamar. It is walkable to day-to-day needs and there are lots of new developments with dining, shopping and entertainment. It is walkable to Zilker Park, and a very short drive into downtown Austin.” – Andrew Vallejo, Redfin Agent


#4

Seattle

Median Home Price $600,000

State and Local Tax Rate 4.3%

Walkability 21.0% of neighborhoods have a Walk Score above 70

Diversity 67.2% of population is white, 32.8% of population is non-white

Political Affiliation 72.1% voted Democratic, 21.7% voted Republican

Walkable Neighborhoods Columbia City (84), Downtown Seattle (98), Capitol Hill (92), Madrona (78), First Hill (97), Yesler Terrace (94)

Local Commentary “Columbia City has lots of local restaurants and shops and access to nearby parks, including Seward Park, Jefferson Park and Genesee Park. The light rail station makes it fast and easy to get downtown.” – Matthew Brennan, Redfin Agent


#5

Columbia City is gentrifying.

In Detroit, they mention Royal Oak. That’s a super fun place to live. It’s a suburb N of Detroit.


#6

Detroit

Median Home Price $117,000

State and Local Tax Rate 7.4%

Walkability 12.7% of neighborhoods have a Walk Score above 70

Diversity 53.2% of population is white, 46.8% of population is non-white

Political Affiliation 66.8% voted Democratic, 29.5% voted Republican

Walkable Neighborhoods Midtown (87), Downtown (74), Royal Oak (55)

Local Commentary “Main Street in Royal Oak is alive with different kinds of restaurants and bakeries ranging from American favorites to Asian-influenced cuisine. The area has plenty of entertainment options like piano bars, sports bars and breweries. There are also farmer’s markets and movie theaters for more family-oriented activities.” – Adam Rasor, Redfin Agent


#7

How much are houses there? If it’s fun to live it’s gotta be way more than the avg 117K, right?


#8

I think that’s a Detroit metro average. You can get a 1950’s bungalow for $150-250k. It depends on how close to downtown, size, updates, etc. Most of the houses were built right after WW2 and are that style.