Downtown Portland Wins As Second Most Dog-Friendly Neighborhood In U.S.

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Downtown Portland has won second place runner-up as the most dog-friendly neighborhood in the U.S. by The 2018 Neighborly Awards, according to a release from Trulia.

The Neighborly Awards is a review of nearly 10,000 neighborhoods coast to coast based on more than 20 million written reviews and polls answered by participating locals, according to the release.

Downtown Portland got a 99 percent dog-friendly rating coming second to the 100 percent rating for Orlando’s Baldwin Park neighborhood. Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood also came in with a 99 percent dog-friendly rating.

Many Americans say dog-friendly neighborhoods are important to renters and homeowners

More than one in four U.S. adults (27%) say having a dog-friendly area is one of the most important attributes when it comes to the neighborhood they live in

Baldwin Park tops the list for being dog-friendly with 100% of participating locals saying that they often see neighbors walking their dogs. This neighborhood is also home to an annual Doggie Derby, a road race for dogs that benefits a local charity.

“People take great pride in where they live. In fact, many buyers and renters say the neighborhood mattered just as much as the house when they were searching for a home,” Tim Correia, Trulia’s senior vice president and general manager, said in the release.

“Every day, people tell us why they love their neighborhood. Using these insights, we created The Neighborlys to celebrate America’s most beloved neighborhoods and to showcase what makes them so special to the people who live there,” he said in the release.

With The Neighborly Awards, Trulia aims to shine a light on the neighborhoods that locals love most with the goal of inspiring buyers and renters in their home search. National and local winners in 18 major housing markets were identified using owned data in the following categories: friendliest neighbors, dog-friendliest, most holiday spirit, best social calendar, most walkable, and kid-friendliest.

Other winners of awards

  • Most Walkable: Belmont Heights, Long Beach, Calif. – A slight majority of Americans (55%) say proximity to amenities such as restaurants, shops, and grocery stores is among the most important attributes when it comes to the neighborhood where they live in*. Belmont Heights wins for being America’s most walkable neighborhood — 99% of participating locals tell us they can walk to restaurants, and say they love living in this neighborhood because they “can walk to the beach, dinner or shopping.”
  •  Friendliest Neighbors: Trestle Glen, Oakland, Calif. – Neighbors can make or break a neighborhood. In fact, more than half of Americans (52%) say having neighbors you can get along with is among the most important attributes when it comes to the neighborhood they live in according to a recent Trulia survey conducted online by The Harris Poll*. Residents of America’s most friendly neighborhood, Trestle Glen, are quite friendly as 97% of participating locals report that they say “hi” to their neighbors when they are out and about according to Trulia’s analysis. Many residents tell us they “love all their neighbors” and that it is “hard to believe just how friendly the neighbors are.”
  • Kid-Friendliest:Power Ranch, Gilbert, Ariz. – An overwhelming proportion of parents with children under 18 say safety (73%) and a quiet neighborhood (59%) are among the most important attributes when it comes to the neighborhood they live in*. In America’s most kid-friendly neighborhood, 97% of Power Ranch’s participating locals reported regularly seeing kids playing outside. Most likely, these youngsters are enjoying the neighborhood’s long list of kid-friendly amenities that include year-round heated pools, stocked fishing ponds, soccer fields, basketball courts, and over 26 miles of connected trails – perfect for family walks and bike rides.

To learn more about The Neighborlys’ national and and local winners in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York metro, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington D.C., visit: www.trulia.com/neighborhoods/awards

Trulia Neighborly Awards Methodology
Designed to helps prospective buyers and renters quickly grasp if a neighborhood has the right fit and feel for their lifestyle, Trulia Neighborhood’s What Locals Say feature surfaces insights straight from the people who know the neighborhood best: locals. The feature provides both written neighborhood reviews and feedback on topics we know prospective buyers and renters care about, like if there is easy parking, or if people talk to their neighbors, or decorate their homes for the holidays.

 

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