Columbia City: 8th Greenest Neighborhood in the Country

Redfin has released their list of the nation’s neighborhoods with the most green homes and Columbia City earned itself in the top 10 at number 8. A number of other local media outlets have picked up on the announcement. Including Curbed and the Puget Sound Business Journal. A lot of Columbia City’s ranking most likely came from Dwell Development’s Block 35 project 590605_12_0 at Columbia Station.

With Earth Day just around the corner, today Redfin released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, Redfin data scientists searched through homes for sale on to find those with “green” features mentioned in the listing.

Green features include solar panels, low-flow faucets, dual-pane windows, energy-efficient appliances, environmental ratings and certification programs such as ENERGY STAR®, “Built Green” and LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The ranking is based on the proportion of “green” listings out of total listings in the neighborhood over the past two years.

So without any further ado, here is the list of the 10 neighborhoods with the largest number of green homes:

Rank Neighborhood Metropolitan Area % of Listings wit Features
1 Valley View Chicago, IL 39%
2 Mueller/RMMA Austin, TX 39%
3 Carpenter Village Raleigh, NC 37%
4 Downtown Bellevue Seattle, WA 36%
5 Downtown Denver Denver, CO 32%
6 Downtown Woodstock Atlanta, GA 31%
7 Galindo Austin, TX 30%
8 Columbia City Seattle, WA 30%
9 Overlook Portland, OR 26%
10 Briar Chapel Raleigh, NC 26%

2 thoughts on “Columbia City: 8th Greenest Neighborhood in the Country

  1. Judith Lee says:

    This is great news! If you want to learn more, check out three Columbia City Area green homes that are on the NW Green Home Tour this weekend. Get the details here. (Note the correct address for the ‘Home Reclaimed” is 4007 49th Ave South.)

  2. Lol. ‘Downtown Bellevue’ is a neighborhood in Seattle.

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