Hillsboro Oregon Real Estate
Hillsboro Oregon Real Estate
by Rob Levy
Hillsboro, Oregon real estate has been in demand! Incorporated in 1876, Hillsboro has doubled in size over the last 15 years. Hillsboro is a self-described “Uptown Hometown” for 89,000 residents in western Washington County. Only a short 12 mile drive down Sunset Highway from downtown Portland, Hillsboro is home to a number of high tech firms, including Intel, and is considered part of the Silicon Forest. As the county seat, Hillsboro is home to the Washington County Courthouse and the Washington County Fair Complex.
South Hillsboro will continue to see significant growth over the next 15-20 years. A 1,400-acre housing development, the largest planned community in the region, will consist of more than 8,000 homes - of all types of housing - for 20,000 new residents to live.
Shopping and Dining
Hillsboro’s area farmers offer fresh produce each Saturday from May to October at the Hillsboro Farmers Market. The festivities continue June through August during the Hillsboro Tuesday market Place, where visitors can experience live entertainment, fresh food, arts and crafts, and more. Various wine tours are also available at many of Hillsboro’s award-winning vineyards.
Parks and Recreation
Hillsboro offers visitors and residents a year-round destination for fun. Grabbing a beer in the stands of a Hillsboro Hops MLS baseball game, or watching airplanes majestically zip between each other against a blue sky backdrop at the Oregon International Air Show means summer has arrived!
Hillsboro Parks and Recreation maintains over 20 beautiful parks throughout the city as well as Hillsboro Stadium, a 7,000 seat multi-sport event center owned by the city. Many of the parks offer picnic areas and shelters for rent, in addition to tennis courts, walking trails, and access to the Tualatin River. Be sure to check out Hillsboro's upcoming events.
Hillsboro’s recent population boom is a testament to the area’s desirability. A strong local economy creating a number of high tech jobs has paced ongoing demand for Hillsboro, Oregon real estate. You will find a mix of housing to suit every taste: from low-maintenance condos to established neighborhoods, to newer subdivisions, to small and large farms in the edge of town.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The Hillsboro School District operates 35 schools and serves an enrollment of 20,000 students. Pacific University, Portland Community College, and Oregon Health and Science University all maintain campuses in Hillsboro. Tuality Healthcare, with a staff of 300 medical professionals, offers in-patient, out-patient and urgent care centers throughout the Hillsboro area. Hillsboro remains a transportation hub with its own airport, and offers TriMet services featuring The MAX Light Rail west to Beaverton, Portland, and beyond to Gresham.
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