Montavilla, Portland, Oregon facts for kids
|• Total||2.18 sq mi (5.64 km2)|
|• Density||7,479/sq mi (2,887.8/km2)|
|• No. of households||6,579|
|• Occupancy rate||95%% occupied|
|• Owner-occupied||3,817 households (58%)|
|• Renting||2,762 households (42%)|
|• Avg. household size||2.48 persons|
Montavilla (a syllabic abbreviation of "Mt. Tabor Village) is a neighborhood in the Northeast and Southeast sections of Portland, Oregon, United States, and contains an area from the Banfield to SE Division.
The neighborhood was originally, in the 1890s, named Mount Tabor Village, and was a stopping point for travelers going from Hood River into Portland. The name "Montavilla" originated from the abbreviations used on the streetcar destination signs when streetcars served the area starting in 1892. The name was first abbreviated as "Mt. Ta. Villa", then later as "Monta.Villa". Residents soon adopted the latter name for the neighborhood, written as Montavilla. Streetcar service to Montavilla ended in 1948.
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