Tigard Oregon Real Estate
Tigard Oregon Real Estate
by Rob Levy
Tigard, Oregon was settled in 1852 and eventually incorporated in 1961. Tigard is nestled between Beaverton and Tualatin, just west of Portland in Washington County. Home to 46,000 Oregonians, People move are attracted to Tigard for its quality of life, excellent city services, and proximity to jobs, shopping and recreation.
A progressive city, Tigard encourages its citizens to attend regular city council meetings and to involve themselves in community leadership through the Neighborhood Networks initiative, representing 13 distinct areas throughout the city.
Shopping and Dining
Tigard is home to Washington Square shopping mall, which features five anchor stores, plus 170 specialty shops and restaurants, and a food court. The recently built Bridgeport Village offers a wide variety of national, regional, and local shops, restaurants, and services, as well as a new state-of-the-art multiplex movie theater. Shopping events and themed celebrations are posted regularly on their website.
While in Tigard, be sure to visit downtown and experience the local shops that line Main Street, where you will find free Wi-Fi access provided by a partnership between the City of Tigard and the local Chamber of Commerce. Free Wi-Fi is also available along Burnham Street, Fanno Park, Cook Park, and the Tigard City Hall.
Parks and Recreation
Tigard residents have plenty of park options to choose from with over 300 acres of city-managed recreation at their fingertips. Gorgeous paths along Fanno Creek, the Tualatin River, and the Pathfinder-Genesis Trails offer a great escape to day hikers. The dog lovers among us appreciate the dedicated dog parks found at Ash Street, Potso, and Summerlake Parks. Local youth have additional reason to celebrate with the recent opening of the Jim Griffith Memorial Skate Park in October 2007.
Tigard’s proximity to Portland, Beaverton, and the Silicon Forest make it an ideal location to settle down and call home. Tigard, Oregon real estate options include reasonably priced homes in new developments, those in established neighborhoods, river view homes, and much more. The City of Tigard continues to support opportunities for affordable housing – improving the quality of life for the entire community.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The Tigard-Tualatin School District operates 15 schools and employs roughly 1,100 teachers, staff and administrators to educate the community’s 12,000 students. Residents have easy access to Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in neighboring Tualatin, and are only minutes away from the world class medical facilities of Oregon Health and Sciences University, Doerbecher Children’s Hospital, and the Portland VA Medical Center. Tigard residents have direct access to I-5, Hwy 99, and Hwy 217. TriMet provides bus and rail services from the Tigard Transit Center and throughout the city.
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