Beaverton: Portland’s Oldest Suburb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaverton was the first real suburb of Portland and boasts a current population of about 98,000 (large by Portland standards). Growth began around 1970 with the dawn of production housing. Since Beaverton is full of streams and creeks that wander through many of the neighborhoods, greenbelts, areas of untouched land that are owned by the public, are common in the community. Greenbelts prevent any construction within 100 feet of the stream or creek, resulting in homeowner privacy and beautiful views.

Sitting just 7 miles west of downtown Portland, neighborhoods in Beaverton fall within all price ranges. The nicest and most expensive is Murray Hill (starting at $550k).  The Murray Hill community was intentionally planned to preserve the rich landscape of Oregon and protect resources natural to the area. The community possesses striking but complimentary architecture, unique open spaces, street views, and Town Center amenities.

Along the Beaverton valley you can find neighborhoods starting around $320k, dating from the 1970s to early 2000s. There is very little new construction in Beaverton. In fact, the newer the house, the smaller the lot size, which is true of all the Portland Metro areas due to the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). Beaverton was recently named ‘One of the best places to live’ by Money Magazine.

The Beaverton School District is highly rated and is the second largest in the state. Our school boundaries do not match up with our City boundaries so a good portion of NW Portland is served by the Beaverton school district. Like Portland, the Beaverton High Schools specialize in individual subjects or talent/interest areas.

beavertonOne of my favorite things to do on a summer Saturday is to visit the Beaverton Farmers Market. It is the largest farmers market in the country. Located in the revitalized old downtown area which boasts an impressive library and lots of public spaces, it is a major tourist attraction.

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View Beaverton Area Current Homes For Sale

  1. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 884 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 748 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 1,134 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 984 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
  5. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,358 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft

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