5.3 out of 10

Northeast 90th Ave, Madison South

45.5400120728288 -122.570229359747
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Not as great as you might think"

I lived on NE 90th off of Tillamook, across the street from Hancock Park, before moving about two blocks south in 2004.

At first, I thought, well this is going to be great, I live across the street from the park I always played in as a kid. But I soon realized that the park is about the only good thing in the neighborhood, and even that has it's pitfalls.

Don't get me wrong, the street is very clean, and my house was nice, as are all of the houses. And it is probably a pretty kid friendly place to live, but there are some things that make it... less than palatable.

The first of these are the neighbors. My neighbors on either side of me were nice. One was a retired school teacher who taught at my elementary school, and the others were a family with two daughters whose only real problem was a penchant for skinny-dipping in their pool. But most of the other people surrounding the park were not very friendly at all. There were a few problems with dogs, a boxer in particular, and people seeming to think that the park was there for their enjoyment and no one elses. And despite the fact that there is a backstop and a cleared field in the park for baseball, my brother and I were often yelled at for playing there, and even had a neighbor call the police on us... for playing ball in the park.

Many of the visitors to the park are also unfriendly, or just downright menacing. I caught seveal people using drugs on the play structure, parked cars with foggy windows are very common, the pedestrians who walk around the park were generally pretty rude, and I lost all sympathy for dog owners during my tenure on 90th.

There also seemed to be a propensity for violence among the children in the neighborhood, a lot of traffic due to Tillamook street, and fairly frequent police activity due to the above reasons.

But it's close to Jason Lee Elementary, James Madison High School, the Gateway shopping center, Rocky Butte, and the bus on 82nd. I also haven't lived there in a few years, so things might have changed a little bit.

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