Milwaukie is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon. Part of the city is located in Multnomah County. The Willamette River bounds the river to the west. Most of the residents in the city are Caucasian with an African American population of around 1 percent. The city also has a large Native American population of about 3 percent. Residents of Milwaukie are server by the TriMet, which operates a light rail service and a bus service. Amtrak passenger trains pass through the city but they don’t make any stops in the city. The city is home to Dark Horse Comics, creators of the 300, Sin City and Hellboy.
Ardenwald is a neighborhood found to the North of Milwaukie. The neighbor is famous for its pizza bakeries and steakhouses such as Pietro’s Pizza, Acropolis Steakhouse and Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza. The neighborhood has many parks that are accessible to the public for the free such as Water Tower Park, Minthorn North Natural Area, Campbell Community Garden, Homewood Park, Johnson Creek City Park and Tideman Johnson City Park. Houses in Ardenwald are expensive with average house prices at around $300,000. However, houses in Oregon are expensive and this figure is lower than the state’s average price. Rents are affordable as the median asking rent is $800 per month. A slight majority of houses are owner occupied but renters should not have problems finding houses to rent. Ardenwald does not have issues with violent crimes but property crimes are prevalent in the neighborhood.
Lake Road is a neighborhood found to the south of Milwaukie. The neighborhood is very livable with a stable housing market, pleasant weather and an excellent school system. Homes in Lake Road are expensive with typical homes priced at $335,000. Most houses in the neighborhood are not available for rent with 62 percent of homes occupied by their owners. Lake Road has a well off population with an average household income of around $60,000, which is more than the national average. The neighborhood has nice parks that are used for walks, hikes and bird watching. Visitors should check out North Clackamas Park and Sara Hite Rose Garden. Schools in Lake Road perform above average with test scores that are higher than the national average. Additionally 87 percent of residents have completed high school.
Hector Campbell is a neighborhood found in the center of Milwaukie, North of the city’s central business district. Houses in Hector Campbell are cheaper than the rest of Milwaukie but they are still expensive with a median house price of around $300,000 Rents are also expensive, with average asking rents of around $1,000. High school completion rates in Hector Campbell are high at about 92 percent. However, only around 26 percent of residents have a college degree. There are no schools in the neighborhood but schools from other neighborhoods are not far from the neighborhood. Hector Campbell’s crime rate is a little higher than the national average. However most of the crimes are not violent and deal only with petty crimes and property crimes.