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July 17th, 2015

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Portlock, Hawaii

Portlock-LuxuryPortlock median real estate price is $1,926,938, which is more expensive than 99.3 percent of the neighborhoods in Hawaii and 99.8 percent of the neighborhoods in the U.S. The average rental price in Portlock is currently $2,085 and higher than 76.9 percent of the neighborhoods in Hawaii. Real estate vacancies in Portlock are 6.0 percent, which is lower than one will find in 69.9 percent of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Portlock is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Portlock real estate is primarily made up of medium sized three or four bedroom to large four, five or more bedroom single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Portlock neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969, with a number of residences built between 1970 and 1999.

A majority of those living in the Portlock are well-to-do.. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you’re an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees, urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.

Some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others and in Portlock 37.6 percent of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 97.8 percent of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4 percent of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you’re in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 4.3 percent of America’s neighborhoods are wealthier than Portlock. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren’t up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

Portlock has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 96.4 percent of the neighborhoods in American, with 65.3 percent of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Your future neighbors in Portlock are well-to-do, making it among the 15 percent highest income neighborhoods in America and the neighborhood has a higher income than 95.7 percent of the neighborhoods in America.

In Portlock, 65.3 percent of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 17.6 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations at 11.1 percent and 6.0 percent in clerical, assistant and tech support occupations.

In the Portlock, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian at 34.6 percent. There are also a number of people of German ancestry at 6.6 percent and residents who report English roots come in at 6.0 percent. Some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry at 3.3 percent, along with some Danish ancestry residents at 2.6 percent, among others. In addition, 17.9 percent of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Portlock neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.4 percent of households. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese, with 4.5 percent of your future neighbors speaking the language at home and Chinese.

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