Real estate in the Portland, Oregon area is gaining ground as the next San Francisco. Rapid housing growth, the growing tech industry, rising home prices and low housing inventory make the Portland area among the hottest real estate markets in the country. Get access to Portland's urban life and the growing "Silicon Forrest"-the slew of tech companies in downtown Portland-by living in Beaverton, Oregon. A suburb seven miles west of downtown Portland, Beaverton offers access to the city with the surroundings of the scenic Tualatin Valley countryside.
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With a population of roughly 90,000 people, Beaverton is the second largest city in the county, but the sixth largest city in Oregon. Beaverton has 11 formally recognized neighborhood associations who each drive cultivate a sense of community among residents. Among the other city amenities that residents enjoy the accessibility to outdoor activities, including quality parks, scenic bike paths and hiking trails. Beaverton is also less than a hour's drive away from notable Oregon sites, including Mt. Hood, the Oregon coastline and the Columbia River Gorge. Of course, it's important to note availability of a bustling farmers market, commercial and local retail and public transportation that make Beaverton the perfect place to get all the necessities without needing to travel outside of town.
Beaverton has been named among "best of" in numerous determinants of livability, including "America's Best Cities for Foodies," "Cities on the Edge of Greatness" and "America's Best Cities for a Healthy Retirement." When mentioning Beaverton, it's worth mentioning its most well-known corporate resident: athletic powerhouse Nike. The global headquarters of Nike is another claim to fame for this suburban town. Nike has been expanding its corporate campus, which is increasing the demand for properties and housing near its campus. But probably the biggest draw of the area and the most notable trait of Beaverton is growing ethnic diversity. The city celebrates this diversity through city initiatives and advisory boards to increase community participation, access to public resources and civic leadership of ethnic groups. Many city events, such as the Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival and the international Night Market event, also reflect the celebration and inclusion of diversity in this mid-sized town. Restaurants and specialty grocery stores are also reflective the changing demographic landscape of Beaverton. With easy access to a major city, technology industries, outdoor activities and other necessities, it's no wonder why many people love to call Beaverton their home.