Beaverton Oregon Real Estate
by Rob Levy
Beaverton, Oregon real estate is always in demand. Originally known as “Beaver Dam”, Beaverton was officially incorporated as a city in 1896. Beaverton is located in the Tualatin Valley, seven short miles from Portland in the heart of the Silicon Forest. It is a central destination for shopping, dining, and enterprise for the surrounding communities, and is also home to Nike’s world headquarters, providing an international spotlight on one of Oregon’s most desirable communities.
Although Beaverton, Oregon is the fifth largest city in the state, it has retained the charm and character of a smaller community with its modest population of 86,205. People love its close proximity to Portland and easy access to recreation, having a park within a half-mile of every home, Beaverton, Oregon is a special place to live.
Shopping and Dining
Beaverton residents have plenty of shopping choices with a number of nearby malls and storefronts to choose from. The new Cedar Hills Crossing offers over 60 stores and restaurants, not to mention a 16-theater multiplex and free WiFi access within the mall itself. Just a few miles away, shoppers can visit Washington Square, one of the biggest shopping experiences in the area with over 170 unique stores, and eating options as diverse as Godiva Choclatier to the ever-popular Cheescake Factory. In fact, Beaverton features a restaurant for every taste and whim, and is home to one of our team’s long-time haunts, Marinepolis Sushi Land.
Parks and Recreation
Beaverton stands alone in its commitment to parks and recreation. Not many cities can promote having a park within a mile of every home. Over 100 parks are maintained by the local parks and recreation district, operated out of neighboring Tualatin. Centrally located, Beaverton residents have easy access to the mountains, coast,and some of the finest golf in the northwest with nearby Pumpkin Ridge, where Tiger Woods won his third consecutive US Amateur GolfChampionship before turning professional.
Beaverton, Oregon real estate is always in demand with its prime location and community feel. Whether you seek a luxury view home in West Slope, a wooded setting in Raleigh West, or an easy commute from Central Beaverton, Beaverton offers a variety of options for today’s real estate consumer. Eleven separate Beaverton Neighborhood Associations Committees provide residents a forum for sharing and shaping their community.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The Beaverton School District is the third largest in the state with 49 schools and enrolled student body of 37,500 students as of September 2009. Additional information is available from the Beaverton School District website. Beaverton residence also have easy access to world-class and hospital care with its close proximity to Oregon Health and Sciences University, Doernbecher Hospital, and the Portland Verterans Affairs Medical Center. Top-notch transportation is provided by TriMet and is available throughout the city, and the Light Rail line connects residents with the Portland International Airport, which provides over 500 daily flights to and from our area. The nearby Hillsboro Airport offers smaller scale service to general and business commuters.
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