WESTRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD SURVEY RECAP – as of 08/13/2014
I would like to give thanks to the 70 households who responded to our survey. As more surveys are submitted, the Recap will be updated. So far, we have received surveys from 36% of the homes. This sample revealed the following:
Of the 70 homes that returned the survey, only two are rentals. The average length of residence in these homes is 17½ years. 10 owners have lived in Westridge for over 30 years.
In the 70 homes live 189 residents:
41 are children 0-17 years old
2 are preschool age
18 attend Westridge Elementary
9 attend Lakeridge Jr. High School
12 attend Lakeridge High School
20 are 18-39 years old
22 are 40-49 years old
29 are 50-59 years old
77 are 60 years old and above
43% of our neighbors are retired, and 31% of the homes have at least one person over 60 residing.
Of these 189 residents
45 residents work outside of Lake Oswego
22 work in Lake Oswego
14 work in home offices
46 are retired
All those employed commute by car. 44 ride their bikes in the neighborhood, 28 ride bikes elsewhere. A few of the kids take their bikes to school, weather permitting.
Our neighbors enjoy walking, an average of 4 times a week and run an average of once a week. Only two residents run in areas outside of Westridge.
65% have accessed the Westridge web site
65% have had some experience with a neighborhood association
51% expressed some interest in getting involved with the association
Our goal is to have a general meeting in September to discuss some of the concerns voiced in the survey, establish the priorities, and form action committees.
27% of the households expressed concern about traffic issues, such as speeding and not obeying stop signs.
17% of the households are less than pleased with some of the homes and yards that are not being maintained.
Other issues raised were: gardening power tool noise, water rates, and overgrown tree growth.
7% would like more pathways, whereas 6% do not want more paths.
13% are opposed to expanding government involvement.
For the most part, all of those surveyed love their neighborhood for the following reasons: quiet, nice homes, safe environment, great neighbors, and quality schools.
Please consider some additional topics of interest which we can explore at the September meeting – date to be announced.
Dave Sengenberger, Chair.
Bill Bregar, Treasurer